Poems from the translator

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Poems from the translator

Postby Simon » Thu Mar 27, 2008 6:23 am

While he worked on the translation of Book of Longing into French, Michel Garneau, a poet himself, wrote a poem of his own for each poem translated from LC. So each original poem in French in this collection was directly inspired by a poem from BoL

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Looking at them both, poetry seems to be a lot of fun...!
The picture is taken on LC's front doorstep in Montréal.

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Re: Poems from the translator

Postby tomsakic » Fri Mar 28, 2008 11:54 am

It's not bi-lingual? :)

Simon, is there's maybe a usual tradition in Quebec to translate the poetry as they did with BoL, so we can expect this book in English soon? Nevertheless, I'd like to have it, even in French, if you cna help, I'd be very gratefull :)
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Re: Poems from the translator

Postby Winterlady » Sun Oct 19, 2008 6:27 pm

Hello ,
I an old fan fom Leonard,
but i am new here.
The book of longing,
Is it to find in german language?

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Re: Poems from the translator

Postby jarkko » Sun Oct 19, 2008 6:53 pm

The book of longing,
Is it to find in german language?
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