Adam J. Sorkin and Kurt W. Treptow
Illustrated by Ioana Lupusoru
“Poetry readers will welcome this anthology — of poetry in a language which does not easily find translators — maybe less as an act of restitution… than for the service the collection performs: it adds a new fragment of Romanian poetry to the common reservoir provided by other European countries; and, most important, such an anthology continues to provide points of contact with Romanian life and the Romanian cultural landscape” — Marguerite Dorian, World Literature Today
Poetry has always been an essential aspect of cultural expression in Romania. One will find few countries where poetry has been such a force both culturally and politically. This volume fills an important gap as it is the first to attempt to present systematically some of the most important Romanian women poets of the past two centuries. For too long their contribution has been under-appreciated. This anthology is an effort to correct this oversight and to make their work known to an international audience.
The selections in this volume represent several generations of poets, from Veronica Micle and Matilda Cugler-Poni in the nineteenth century, to Magda Isanos in the inter-war period, to such important contemporary poets as Ana Blandiana and Daniela Crăsnaru, and younger poets such as Mariana Marin and Carmen Veronica Steiciuc.
Imprint: Center for Romanian Studies
160 pp., 6 x 9 in. (229 x 152 mm), Illustrated
Date of Publication: September 1, 1995