100 Dutch-Language Poems is an eclectic selection of poems written in the Dutch language from the 11th century to the present day. For the poetry lover it is a comprehensive introduction to poetry from the Low Countries and provides a wonderful insight into the themes and issues that influenced generations of poets.
The Dutch language text and the English translations are presented side by side making it a great resource for literature and language students and scholars.
A detailed foreword by Paul Vincent and John Irons who selected and translated the poems, as well as an intriguing afterword by Gaston Franssen, assistant professor of Literary Culture at the University of Amsterdam, add additional value to this necessary anthology.
Winnaar Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize 2016
St Anne`s College 22-06-2016
'Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize 2016 is gewonnen door vertalers Paul Vincent en John Irons voor 100 Dutch-Language Poems en Philip Roughton voor zijn Jón Kalman Stefánsson-vertaling.
De jury over 100 Dutch_language Poems:
This treasury of Dutch and Flemish poems (parallel texts of originals and translations) brings together single works of poets ranging from the 11th century to the 21st. It is a rich anthology, based on the two translators` personal preferences, but also managing to represent something like a canon of important works judged by criteria clearly explained in the translators` preface. The judges are commending not only the quality of the translations but the selection itself of poets and poems, and the composition of a whole that is even more than the sum of its parts. There is to our knowledge no comparably wide-ranging collection available to English readers, and although inevitably some omissions will be felt, many of the most influential poets are indeed here, powerfully introduced in these new English versions. We believe that the book will be a uniquely valuable source for teachers and students, but we are impressed above all by the inventiveness, the variety, and often the sheer beauty of these English works, through which the Dutch poetic voices speak and sing to us. '
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