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Smugglers : poems

Author: Aleš Debeljak; Brian Henry
Publisher: Rochester, NY : BOA Editions, Ltd., 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
"Translations by Brian Henry of poetry by Aleš Debeljak from the Slovenian to English" --

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Genre/Form: Translations
Translations into English
Named Person: Aleš Debeljak; Aleš Debeljak
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aleš Debeljak; Brian Henry
ISBN: 9781938160677 1938160673
OCLC Number: 894777657
Language Note: Translated from the Slovenian language.
Description: 108 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: CONTENTSAcknowledgments 4HereHome 7Yesterday a House, Today Nothing 8Bookstore 9Bocce Court 10Graceful Arch 11Botanical Garden 12Under the Chestnuts 13Turkish Restaurant 14Empty HandedSmugglers 16Paperboy 17Advice to a Young Poet 18The Living and the Dead 19On the Deck 20Arrest Warrant 21The Castle Avenue With Trees 22The Tree of Love 23In the Inner CircleThe Balkan Bridge 25The Woman Who Isn't There 26Once Upon a Time in America 27Jazz Club 28Presidential Palace 29Anchor 30Statue of Anti-Fascist Activist 31Failed Encounter 32Mandatory ExercisesA Fool or a Baker 34Tightrope Walker 35When You Get Out of Prison 36Old Factory 37Essential Equipment 38Insomniacs Society 39Holidays 40Moskito Bar 41On the Wrong SideUnder Your Window, Lili Novy 43The Robba Fountain 44Under the Basket 45Speedway Racetrack 46Schoolboy's Blues 47Festival Hall 48Lightbulb 49James Joyce Slept Here 50About the Author 51About the Translator 52
Other Titles: Poems.
Responsibility: by Aleš Debeljak ; translated from the Slovenian and with an introduction by Brian Henry.


Bilingual English and Slovenian poems examine the aftermath of post-Yugoslavia and the Balkan Wars, recalling vanished people and their country.  Read more...


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