Prague has been the central, if unlikely, subject of some of the most important poetry of the last century. This diverse anthology gathers and translates into English 120 poems from 16 languages written between 1888 and 2010 which describe Prague or an event that took place there, and places those poems in a literary and historical context with a detailed critical introduction, a Prague poetry map and photos of the locations depicted. Intended as a poetic guidebook to the city of Prague for those who live on both sides of its borders, From a Terrace in Prague highlights the effects that literary movements, political beliefs and historic events have had on poets' descriptions of the city.
From a Terrace in Prague
ISBN 13: 9788073083496
Publication Date: May, 2011
Publisher: Litteraria Pragensia
Authors: Stephan Delbos, Guillaume Apollinaire, Carolyn Forché, Allen Ginsberg, Václav Havel, David Lehman, Robert Lowell, Pablo Neruda, James Ragan, Donald Revell, Rainer Maria Rilke, Ed Sanders, Michal Ajvaz, Jaroslav Seifert, Gary Snyder, Mark Terrill, Jáchym Topol, Marina Tsvetaeva, Anne Waldman, Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Adam Zagajewski, Vítězslav Nezval, Jason Mashak, Louis Armand, Kateřina Rudčenková, Jane Kirwan, Vera Chase, Justin Quinn, Christopher Crawford, Gil Fleishman, Marcela Sulak, Muhammad Mahdi Al-Jawahiri, John Berryman, Ivan Blatný, Egon Bondy, Paul Celan, Bei Dao, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Vera Weislitzova, Nâzım Hikmet Ran, David Shapiro