Obradovic, Biljana D., Editor and Translator
Title FIVES / PETICE: Bilingual Anthology—Fifty Poems by Serbian and American Poets
Binding Hard Cover
Book Condition New
Size 5 1/2x 7 15/16"
Publisher Belgrade and New York Contact Line and Cross-Cultural Communications 2002
0-89304-513-6 / 9780893045135
Illustrator Book design by Stanoje Rdulovic
Seller ID CCC3Y.2
In this unique book, poet, editor, and translator, Biljana D. Obradovic, has selected five contemporary poets from Serbia and five from the United States to intoduce their work outside their countries in a cross-cultural exchange. Fluent in both languages, Obradovic has produced graceful translations in both directions yet includes the originals for a meaningful selection of each poet's work for readers in either language. The result is a collection of poems remarkably diverse, yet with surprising parallels. As she notes in the preface, "In the current international political climate, the publication of this anthology, and works like it, is essential for an increase in tolerance between two nations such as Yugoslavia and the United States . . . [but] my intention is not to minimize differences, not to erase the tensions that have kept these two countries apart, but to exhibit the impressive talent of individual poets from both coutnries, for it is finally only through our mutual recognition of what each can offer and teach us that there is any real hope for our mutual survival and cultural prosperity."
Yugoslavia, Serbia, Balkans, Slavic, Bilingual, Translation, Poetry