Oranges and Snow: Selected Poems of Milan Djordjević

Oranges and Snow: Selected Poems of Milan Djordjević

Milan Djordjevic


Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Charles Simic has performed greater than an individual given that Czeslaw Milosz to introduce English-language readers to the best glossy Slavic poets. In Oranges and Snow, Simic keeps this paintings along with his translations of 1 of today's best Serbian poets, Milan Djordjevic. An stumble upon among poets and languages, this bilingual edition--the first collection of Djordjevic's paintings to seem in English--features Simic's translations and the Serbian originals on dealing with pages. Simic, a local Serbian speaker, has chosen a few forty-five of Djordjevic's most sensible poems and offers an creation during which he discusses the poet's paintings, in addition to the demanding situations of translation.

Djordjevic, who was once born in Belgrade in 1954, is a poet who offers equivalent weight to mind's eye and truth. This booklet levels throughout his whole occupation thus far. His earliest poems can care for anything as normal as a bulb of garlic, a potato, or an overcoat fallen at the ground. Later poems, usually dreamlike and surreal, recount his travels in Germany, France, and England. His contemporary poems are extra autobiographical and practical and replicate a private tragedy. restrained to his apartment after being hit and approximately killed by means of a automobile whereas crossing a Belgrade highway in 2007, the poet writes of his humble atmosphere, the cats that come to his door, the birds he sees via his window, and the copies of 1 of his personal books that he as soon as burnt to maintain warm.

Whatever their topic, Djordjevic's poems are appealing, unique, and constantly lyrical.

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