Austerity Measures: The New Greek Poetry
Penguin UK, 7 Απρ 2016 - 496 σελίδες
'I remember caresses, kisses, touching
'Nothing, not even the drowning of a child
Since the crisis hit in 2008, Greece has played host to a cultural renaissance unlike anything seen in the country for over thirty years. Poems of startling depth and originality are being written by native Greeks, émigrés and migrants alike. They grapple with the personal and the political; with the small revelations of gardening and the viciousness of streetfights; with bodies, love, myth, migration and economic crisis.
In Austerity Measures, the very best of the writing to emerge from that creative ferment - much of it never before translated into English - is gathered for the first time. The result is a map to the complex territory of a still-evolving scene - and a unique window onto the lived experience of Greek society now.
Τι λένε οι χρήστες - Σύνταξη κριτικής
Note on Titles
A Semblance of Order
from New Division
My Brother Paul the Digger of the Seine
The Labyrinths Perfect Acoustics
from The Vagrancy of Blood
The Children of Abel