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The Singing and the Gold: Poems Translated from World Literature
The Singing and the Gold Poems Translated from World Literature Author:Clare Leighton (Illustrator), Elinor Parker (Editor) This unusual collection will delight both the new and the seasoned poetry reader. These are poems translated from more than thirty different lands and times, and yet the reader will come across the sources of many familiar phrases. — Included are Baudelaire, Dante, and Euripides; poets who wrote in Medieval Latin, Egyptian, American Indian, and J... more »apanese. In each case the translation preserves the integrity of the original. Each poem selected is a treasure, and through skillful arrangement, each enhances the others.
Here is a chance to compare the different approaches to the great themes of existence by men of different nationalities and epochs, and here is also the proof that man through the ages and across continents thinks essentially the same thoughts in his eternal musing over God, death, love, the seasons, sorrow, and despair--indeed, in his universal quest for truth and beauty.
This is a poetry collection for the openhearted; a book of world scope for contrasts and comparisons. Elinor Parker has again turned her ear to the singing of man and has distilled the gold of his vision and wisdom.« less