Pamphlet Four - Making Nothing Happen: On Poetry and Translation As Tools for Resistance

Pamphlet Four - Making Nothing Happen: On Poetry and Translation As Tools for Resistance

calque ideas

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  • author: James Womack
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James Womack  is a Cambridge-based poet and novelist. He studied Russian, English and translation at University, and received his doctorate, on W.H. Auden’s translations, in 2006. He lived in Madrid from 2008 to 2017, and now teaches Spanish and translation at Cambridge University. He is a freelance translator from Russian and Spanish concentrating mostly on poetry. He has published three collections of poems, all with Carcanet: Misprint (2012), On Trust: A Book of Lies (2017, Shortlisted for the 2019 Ledbury Forte Prize for Second Collections; Longlisted for the 2018 International Dylan Thomas Prize), and Homunculus (2020), a book-length meditation of the Elegies of the sixth century Roman poet Maximianus. His most recent translations are Heaven, by Manuel Vilas, a selection of poetry by Vladimir Maiakovski, both published by Carcanet, and new translation of The Hive by Nobel Prize Camilo Jose Cela, published by the New York Review of Books classics collection in 2023.

 

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