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"Continuum" follows the path taken in "Take My Word for It", with poems written in her original English. As in her translated Romanian poems, Nina Cassian is a born lyric story-teller. Many of her poems take the form of short fables or even parables, fashioned with a unique blend of fantasy, seriousness and humour. The section titles ("Remember", "Creatures from Inner Space", "Travelling", "Homages", "Love's Boomerang", "Finale") give an idea of the book's range and her capacity for striking turns of phrase, but do not suggest the expressive power which reaches new heights in the longer poem "Interpreting Bach".

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780856464089
ISBN-10: 0856464082
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x mm)
Pages: 112
Imprint: Anvil Press Poetry
Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
Publish Date: 2-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - Nina Cassian

Born in Romania in 1924, Nina Cassian has published over sixty books, including works of fiction and children's books. She is also a composer and translator (notably of three Shakespeare plays), and was a journalist and film critic. She has lived in New York City since 1985, when she remained in the West for fear of reprisals from the authorities in the then coummunist Romania of Ceausescu. Her work is now published again in Romania.

Books By Author Nina Cassian

Romanian Poems by Paul Celan and Essays by Nina Cassian

Romanian Poems by Paul Celan and Essays

Paperback, May 2015
Continuum by Nina Cassian


Paperback, November 2011
Take My Word for It by Nina Cassian

Take My Word for It

Paperback / softback, July 1998
Life Sentence by Nina Cassian

Life Sentence

Paperback, May 1991