Even Now: Poems By Hugo Claus

Author:   Hugo Claus ,  David Colmer
Publisher:   Archipelago Books
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9781935744887


Pages:   252
Publication Date:   12 November 2013
Format:   Paperback
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Package. All Archipelago books are printed on high quality, acid-free paper, feature signature sewn binding, and each is uniquely designed with eye-catching art. Praise for Hugo Claus's PEN Translation Prize-winning Wonder- Fine and ambitious. . . . A work of savage satire intensely engaged with the moral and cultural life of the author's Belgium. . . . Packed with asides, allusions, and fierce juxtapositions, a style created to evoke a world sliding into chaos where contrast and contradictions are so grotesque that we can only 'wonder'. . . . Wonder is a reminder of the energy and experimental verve with which so many writers of the Fifties and Sixties (Malaparte, Bernhard, Grass, B ll, Burgess, Pynchon) conjured up a disjointed and rapidly complicating world. --The New York Review of Books To speak today of a still largely-unknown major work on European Fascism . . . seems presumptuous, rather like announcing the existence of, if not a new continent, at least a land mass of strange and significant proportions. But in discussing Wonder, it would be churlish not to admit to an explorer's exhilaration at discovery. --The National While fully aware that such an honorable title can only be used in great exceptions in Flemish literature, I would call Wonder a masterpiece. --Paul de Wispelaere, Vlaamse Gids (Belgium)

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Author:   Hugo Claus ,  David Colmer
Publisher:   Archipelago Books
Imprint:   Archipelago Books
Dimensions:   Width: 15.10cm , Height: 2.30cm , Length: 19.00cm
Weight:   0.368kg
ISBN:  

9781935744887


ISBN 10:   1935744887
Pages:   252
Publication Date:   12 November 2013
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   To order   Availability explained
Stock availability from the supplier is unknown. We will order it for you and ship this item to you once it is received by us.

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Claus's work has been called a cosmos in its own right ... Yet this Promethean artist [with] his Burgundian exuberance and prolixity ... is, like W. B. Yeats, capable of stunning simplicity. -- The Independent <br><br> Marked by an uncommon mix of intelligence and passion, in a medium over which Claus has such light-fingered control that art becomes invisible. These poems' verbal concentration, intensity of feeling, and intellectual range bring their author into the first rank of European poets of the late 20th century. --J. M. Coetzee<br><br> The greatest writer of my generation. --Remco Campert, winner of the P. C. Hooft Prize for Poetry


Astonishing. There is a richness of feeling, exactness of imagery, tender skepticism of the body and its wants--I found myself thinking of Donne, Sterne, Cendrars, Bukowski, and Celine all at once. Colmer's translation is uncanny, feels as if every word is the one the poet intended. Yes, here it is! Hugo Claus, a permanent part of our poetic landscape, opened at last. -- Robert Kelly Claus's work has been called a cosmos in its own right ... Yet this Promethean artist [with] his Burgundian exuberance and prolixity ... is, like W. B. Yeats, capable of stunning simplicity. -- The Independent Marked by an uncommon mix of intelligence and passion, in a medium over which Claus has such light-fingered control that art becomes invisible. These poems' verbal concentration, intensity of feeling, and intellectual range bring their author into the first rank of European poets of the late 20th century. -- J. M. Coetzee The greatest writer of my generation. -- Remco Campert, winner of the P. C. Hooft Prize for Poetry


Finalist for 2014 PEN Literary Award for Poetry in Translation Astonishing. There is a richness of feeling, exactness of imagery, tender skepticism of the body and its wants--I found myself thinking of Donne, Sterne, Cendrars, Bukowski, and Celine all at once. Colmer's translation is uncanny, feels as if every word is the one the poet intended. Yes, here it is! Hugo Claus, a permanent part of our poetic landscape, opened at last. -- Robert Kelly Claus's work has been called a cosmos in its own right ... Yet this Promethean artist [with] his Burgundian exuberance and prolixity ... is, like W. B. Yeats, capable of stunning simplicity. -- The Independent Marked by an uncommon mix of intelligence and passion, in a medium over which Claus has such light-fingered control that art becomes invisible. These poems' verbal concentration, intensity of feeling, and intellectual range bring their author into the first rank of European poets of the late 20th century. -- J. M. Coetzee Nobody could write so rampantly about the wild veracity of sensual love for women and life than Hugo Claus. To read him is to be shot into verbal ecstasy. Fortunately these translations do justice to so much of this. -- Antjie Krog The greatest writer of my generation. -- Remco Campert, winner of the P. C. Hooft Prize for Poetry Hugo Claus is counted among the international greats of post-war literature. . . . [and he] was and remains the king of Flemish letters . . . Colmer always opts to render the vitality and the natural power of the language rather than slavishly copying the rhymes, alliterations, and meanings. - AGENDA, in Brussel Deze Week


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The prose, poetry, and paintings of Hugo Claus (pron- HUE-go Clowss) (1929-2008) were as influential as they were groundbreaking. His novels include Wonder (Archipelago Books), The Sorrow of Belgium, his magnum opus of postwar Europe, as well as Desire, The Swordfish, Mild Destruction, Rumors, and The Duck Hunt. In addition to his writing, he was a painter, playwright, and director. Claus was the recipient of seven state prizes in Belgium, the Prize for Dutch Literature, and the Leipzig Book Award for European Understanding for his body of work. The author lives in n/a.

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