Archive for janvier 9th, 2017

100-dutch-language-poems-from-the-medieval-period-to-the-present-day-eng

Authors : Paul Vincent, John Irons

Publisher : Holland Park Press

Poetry. Translated from the Dutch by Paul Vincent and John Irons. 100 DUTCH-LANGUAGE POEMS is a lovely 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 and 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.

Winner of the Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize. From the Judges’ comments about 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.

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, t More …

petites-histoires-de-nos-jardins

Auteur :  Jean-Paul Imbault

Editeur : Sutton

Savez-vous que certains végétaux protègent de la foudre ? Pouvez-vous imaginer que certaines plantes sont douées de mémoire, alors que d’autres peuvent servir pour les prédictions amoureuses ? Connaissez-vous vraiment le pouvoir de certaines fleurs qui ornent votre jardin ? Jean-Paul Imbaut est horticulteur et passionné d’histoire. Il nous surprend ici avec des chroniques qui révèlent les secrets de végétaux d’ici ou d’ailleurs. Grâce à ses anecdotes historiques, racontées avec humour et truculence, vous regarderez d’un autre œil les plantes qui vous entourent ! Jean-Paul Imbault nous présente plus de 150 petites histoires écrites avec la même verve que ses chroniques, diffusées sur France Bleu Orléans. Ce jardinier, qui fut meilleur jeune ouvrier de France en horticulture en 1968, a déjà écrit plusieurs ouvrages de jardinage et d’histoire locale. Il mêle ici ses deux passions. More …