From Absinthe to Abyssinia: Selected Miscellaneous, Obscure & Previously Untranslated Works Mark Spitzer

ISBN: 9780887392931

Published: January 1st 2004

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167 pages


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From Absinthe to Abyssinia: Selected Miscellaneous, Obscure &  Previously Untranslated Works  by  Mark Spitzer

From Absinthe to Abyssinia: Selected Miscellaneous, Obscure & Previously Untranslated Works by Mark Spitzer
January 1st 2004 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 167 pages | ISBN: 9780887392931 | 3.28 Mb

Even the most accurate and faithful translators of Rimbaud (LouisVarese, Wallace Fowlie, and Oliver Bernard) have misunderstood thepoetry, and consequently, have left less-than-accurate impressions ofhis work. Mark Spitzer asserts No translationMoreEven the most accurate and faithful translators of Rimbaud (LouisVarese, Wallace Fowlie, and Oliver Bernard) have misunderstood thepoetry, and consequently, have left less-than-accurate impressions ofhis work. Mark Spitzer asserts No translation should ever be trusted,especially when the text is so complex that even the experts in theoriginal language are stumped by multiple meanings, secret syntax andelusive argot.

Such is the case with Rimbaud.With From Absinthe to Abyssinia, Spitzer strives to retain themeaning of the original text, honoring the imagination of the poet. Heoffers a balance in what we know about Rimbaud, in relationship to whatwe pretend to know.About the AuthorMark Spitzer has degrees in creative writing from the University ofMinnesota, the University of Colorado, and Louisiana State University.He is the translator of The Collected Poems of Georges Bataille (DufourEditions, 1998), and the co-translator of The Church, by Louis-FerdinandCeline (Green Integer, 2002).

He has also translated Jean Genet, BlaiseCendrars, and other works by Celine and Bataille. His novels includeBottom Feeder (Creative Arts, 1999) and Chum (Zoland Books, 2001).



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