Monday, April 2, 2012
Three New Galician Books in English
Three new books of Galician literature are published in the space of twenty days, bringing the total number of books of Galician literature published in English to 45 (just two years ago, at the start of 2010, there were 31). A full list of Galician titles in English can be consulted here. It includes twelve novels and fourteen individual poetry collections (as opposed to group anthologies).
Last Friday saw the publication of On a Bender, Craig Patterson's translation of A esmorga by Eduardo Blanco Amor, published by Planet Books. An interview with Craig is available on this blog.
15 April sees the publication of The Disappearance of Snow, Lorna Shaughnessy's translation of Manuel Rivas' A desaparición da neve, published by Shearsman Books, who also publish Rosalía de Castro, Chus Pato and María do Cebreiro. A selection of Rivas' earlier collected poems, From Unknown to Unknown, came out in 2009.
And 20 April sees the third title in the series Galician Classics published by Small Stations Press - Long Night of Stone in Jack Hill's English translation.
Translators crossing lines, sewing wounds, so that grass grows where the scar was.