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Nay Rather

by Anne Carson Sylph Editions
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Pbk 40 pages
AU$37.99 NZ$39.12
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Sylph Editions and rsquo;s Cahiers Series features some of the most venerable names in literature and publishing as they embark on unique explorations in writing and translation. This newest installment unites two texts by celebrated Canadian poet Anne Carson. The first, and ldquo;Variations on the Right to Remain Silent, and rdquo; is an essay on the stakes involved when translation happens and covers works ranging from Homer through Joan of Arc to Paul Celan. It also includes the author and rsquo;s seven translations of a poetic fragment from the Greek poet Ibykos. The second, and ldquo;By Chance the Cycladic People, and rdquo; is a poem about Cycladic culture in which the order of the lines has been determined by a random number generator. The cahier is lavishly illustrated with drawings and gouaches by Lanfranco Quadrio.

Variations on the Right to Remain Silent
By Chance the Cycladic People

GÇ£Gorgeously produced. . . . The ideas explored here . . . are about words and images having a life of their own, beyond the readily explicable, and the attempts of writers, translators, and artists to grasp and so prolong that life.n++?
Anne Carson is a professor of classics as well as a poet, essayist, and translator. Lanfranco Quadrio is a painter and engraver who lives and works in Palermo, Italy.