Brindin Press, poetry translations
September 27, 2009 7:38 PM   Subscribe

Brindin Press has lots of poetry translations into English online, concentrating on French, German, Italian and Spanish, though more than 40 other languages are represented as well. A boatload of translators is represented, from those toiling in obscurity to big literary names (e.g. there are translations of Catullus poems by Ben Jonson, Jonathan Swift, Louis Zukofsky, Aubrey Beardsley and Thomas Hardy). There is also a section of quirky poems. Finally, here's a rendition of Goethe's Der Erlkönig that substitutes the elfish king with a dalek.
posted by Kattullus (4 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
Translators are the veiled angels of literature.
posted by Kattullus at 7:38 PM on September 27, 2009

I wish more people had some grasp of a second language just so that translators would get the respect, appreciation and remuneration that they deserve.
posted by Decimask at 7:43 PM on September 27, 2009

Some wonderful poems here - I am especially pleased with the selection of Hungarian poems. What a wonderful link - thank you Kattullus!
posted by vac2003 at 7:48 PM on September 27, 2009

I'll take my Erlk├Ânig as rendered by Schubert/Quasthoff.
posted by jouke at 10:23 PM on September 27, 2009

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