Saturday, December 1, 2018

Janet Frame poems in French

Late last year the first major selection of Janet Frame's poetry was published in French translation in the prestigious journal La Revue de Belles-Lettres

Twelve poems ('Douze Poèmes') were translated by Paol Keineg and presented opposite their English language original as a bilingual display. 

The Janet Frame section of the journal also included two short stories translated by Sylvie Doizelet and an introduction by David André.

Here's a review of the volume  (it's in French) which says something like: 

"Janet Frame infuses her work with melancholy but also with rebellion and scathing irony." 

Fair comment, I think.

Pictured: 'L'Endroit', Paol Keineg's translation of Janet Frame's poem 'The Place'.

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