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memory of holland

The first David Reid Poetry Translation Prize resulted in over 30 translations of Marsman's famous poem 'Herinnering aan Holland' / 'Memory of Holland'. Thinking of Holland... I see endless variations... And one winner and one runner-up (which imho is slightly better).

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As translator Judith Wilkinson remarks, the poetry of Toon Tellegen lends itself well to translation, "not only because of its linguistic simplicity - one might almost call it prose-poetry - but also because of a certain timeless, 'pl… Read the full post »

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