Edwin Morgan and European modernism

Schonfield, E. (2015) Edwin Morgan and European modernism. In: Riach, A. (ed.) The International Companion to Edwin Morgan. Scottish Literature International: Glasgow, pp. 116-129. ISBN 9781908980144

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Morgan’s Collected Translations (1996) is one of his most substantial achievements. This chapter looks at the trajectory of his translations from, and use of, poets of European modernism, in various forms, in a range of political contexts and languages, and in the continuing dialogue, or open conversation, of Morgan’s poetic practice. Amongst the dozens of poets Morgan has translated, five stand out – Eugenio Montale, Sándor Weöres, Vladimir Mayakovsky, August von Platen and Attila József – because Morgan has dedicated a separate volume to each one. This chapter shows that by engaging with modern European poetry, and with these five poets in particular, Morgan was able to develop his voice in a number of important ways.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Schonfield, Dr Ernest
Authors: Schonfield, E.
Subjects:P Language and Literature > PR English literature
College/School:College of Arts > School of Modern Languages and Cultures > German
Publisher:Scottish Literature International
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2015 Association for Scottish Literary Studies
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the publisher
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