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Author: David R. Slavitt
Publisher: AU Press
Keywords: voices, mingling, france, marie, lays
Number of Pages: 122
Published: 2013-11-15
ISBN-10: 1927356350
ISBN-13: 9781927356357

The twelve "lays" of Marie de France, the earliest known French woman poet, are here presented in sprightly English verse by poet/translator David R. Slavitt. These old Breton folk tales were the raw material for Marie de France’s series of lively but profound considerations of love, life, death, fidelity and betrayal, and luck and fate. They are acute observations about the different kinds of choices women make, startling in the late twelfth century and challenging even today. The lays, which combine a woman’s wisdom with an impressive technical bravura, are a minor treasure of Eu

Authors: Ewa Lipska,  Barbara Bogoczek, Tony Howard,
Publisher: AU Pre
Keywords: voices, mingling, sefer
Number of Pages: 156
Published: 2012-11-01
ISBN-10: 1927356024
ISBN-13: 9781927356029

Poetic, witty, and ever so faintly surreal, Seferdelicately explores the legacy of the Holocaust for the postwargeneration, a generation for whom a devastating history has growndistant, both temporally and emotionally. The novel’sprotagonist, Jan Sefer, is a psychotherapist living inVienna--someone whose professional life puts him in daily contactwith the traumas of others but who has found it difficult to addresshis own family background, especially his memories of his father.During a two-week trip to his father’s birthplace, Kraków--avisit he has long postponed--he begins
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