Faculty Book: Mary Ann Caws
Mary Ann Caws, ed.
(New York Review of Books Poets, 2013)
The great Pierre Reverdy, comrade to Picasso and Braque, peer and contemporary of Wallace Stevens and William Carlos Williams, is among the most mysteriously satisfying of twentieth-century poets, his poems an uncanny mixture of the simple and the sublime. Reverdy’s poetry has exerted a special attraction on American poets from Kenneth Rexroth to John Ashbery, and this new selection, featuring the work of fourteen distinguished translators, most of it appearing here for the first time, documents that ongoing relationship while offering readers the essential work of an extraordinary writer. Among the translators are Caws and Marilyn Hacker (Prof. Emer., City, French). Mary Ann Caws is a distinguished professor of comparative literature, English, and French at the Graduate Center.
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Submitted on: OCT 17, 2013