The back jackets of much of Thomas Bernhard's English-language translations are burdened by such qualifications as "near genius" or "second only to Kafka and Beckett." This, of course, is no small praise: there is no shame in being second to Kafka or Beckett; there is no shame in being a "ne
There is something to Phillip Lopate that may make his followers feel particularly close to him, as if his work were known solely by them and a select few others; that this is not true, that he is in fact an immensely respected writer and scholar, would seem of little importance to these readers.
An enigmatic poet, Jibanananda was born on 18th February, 1899 in Barishal, now in Bangladesh. He started late as a poet for his genre. His short creative life was cut even shorter in a fatal streetcar accident on an October evening in Calcutta.
Between 1925, when his first poem appeared, and 1954
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