The Companion to Richard Berengarten
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The Companion to Richard Berengarten

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This book, which accompanies the volumes published in the author's Selected Writings series, guides readers through the many-faceted poetic output of Richard Berengarten (formerly Burns). Berengarten has been a crucial presence in contemporary poetry for over forty years - not only as poet but also as translator, critic and driving force behind the legendary Cambridge Poetry Festival - and his poetry has been translated into more than ninety languages. With thirty-four contributors from over a dozen nationalities, the book is a testimony to the recognition of his poetry by fellow writers and critics across cultural, linguistic and geographical boundaries and frontiers. The range of poetic canons to which Berengarten's oeuvre responds enables him to put down 'multiple roots' in a number of literary traditions, and this is reflected in the book's diversity. It sets out not only to be of use to readers and scholars already acquainted with Berengarten's poetry, but as a guide to those who are encountering his work for the first time.It is divided into three main sections, the first of which approaches the work thematically and the second chronologically, while the third focuses on his 'Balkan trilogy' (The Blue Butterfly, In A Time Of Drought and Under Balkan Light). The book also contains an appendix of essays on Berengarten's ancillary roles as literary activist, EFL teacher/entrepreneur and teacher of poetry to children, as well as a detailed bibliography.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 460 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 26mm | 672g
  • Shearsman Books
  • Exeter, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 1848614470
  • 9781848614475

Table of contents

Norman Jope: Introduction: Everywhere CentrePART IPaul Scott Derrick: A Poet for a Time of NeedSimon Jenner: Janus Masks: On the Many Facets of Richard Berengarten's WorkMario Nicolao: The Ghost of the MediterraneanTessa Ransford: Love's Integument: The Poetry of Richard BerengartenRazvan Voncu: A Poet Like a Tree: Some Comments on the Poetry of Richard BerengartenJeremy Hooker: Richard Berengarten's Art of TransformationAntoinette Moses: From Silence to Song: Richard Berengarten - speaking for the deadphilip kuhn: "'Tis Death is dead, not he" or Reading Richard Reading Richard ReadingPART IINeli Moody: A Syntax of Stones: Pre-Text, Edifice, and the Sacred Space in Richard Berengarten's 'Avebury'P. S. Sri: Richard Berengarten's The Rose of Sharon': "...by any other name..."John Gery: Explicit and Implicit: Ezra Pound's Influence on Richard Berengarten's 'Angels'Stefano Maria Casella: Roots and Rings: Under the Shade of Richard Berengarten's 'Tree'Nasos Vayenas: The Black Light of the PoetsPaschalis Nikolaou: Light of HellasMaria Filippakopoulou: Foreign in Our Own CountryDidac Llorens Cubedo: All Art Ever Meant: Richard Berengarten's 'Against the Day' and Johannes Vermeer's The Guitar PlayerCraig Woelfel: The Descent through Croft WoodsAngus Calder: A Spectacular Variety of RegistersManana Gelashvili & Temur Kobakhidze: The Manager: Tradition and the Individual TalentPatrick Query: Form and Redemption in The ManagerMark Pirie: A Reading of Book With No Back CoverChee Lay Tan: Cross-cultural Numerology and Translingual Poetics: Chinese Influences on the Poetry of Richard BerengartenPART IIIFrancis R. Jones: In a Balkan Light: Richard Berengarten and the South Slav Cultural SpaceSvetozar Ignjacevic: Wonderland Through a Cracked Mirror: An English Poet in YugoslaviaSlobodan Rakitic: Poet in the Power of the Butterfly: An English Poet in the BalkansJohn Lucas: Richard Berengarten: The Lyrical and the PoliticalAndrew Frisardi: Black Suns on the Scales: on Richard Berengarten's The Blue ButterflyAleksandar Petrov: The Blue Butterfly EffectStephen Wilson: Hath Not a Jew Hands?Andrija Matic: 'Do vidjenja Danitse': the beauty of complexityPART IVMick Gowar: Richard Berengarten and the Cambridge Poetry Festival: A Vision of CommunityZdenek Krivsky: Language Teaching and Poetry through the Iron Curtain: Richard Berengarten in Czechoslovakia / The Czech RepublicMargaret Setchell: Richard Berengarten in School: A Teacher's PerspectiveRichard Berengarten: A BibliographyNotes on ContributorsIndexshow more