Wednesday, February 14, 2007

The Night Begins with a Question - Poetry from Austria

Gestern habe ich an der Scottish Poetry Library, ein Vorlesung von Gedichte aus Oesterreich gehoert. Dichterin Evelyn Schlag, Dichter Peter Waterhouse und Redakteur Iain Galbraith hatten 'The Night Begins with a Question' diskutiert und Gedicht davon vorgelesen. Diese ist ein Buch von 25 Gedichte von verschiedene Gedichte aus Oesterreich, auf Deutsch und in English Ubersetzung. Es war ganz interessant andere Dichter su finden aus Oesterreich. Ehe, hat ich nur die wondershoene Gedichte von Ingeborg Bachman gelesen. Die Gedichte waren interessantes, in verschiedene Stile. Ich find es schwerig vollig Gedichte auf Deutsch in Vorleseung zu verstehen (weil ich langsamer auf Deutsch denken!) und immer ist etwas in Ubersetzung verloren. Trotzdem war es eine tolle Vorlesung und es ist ein interessantes Buch.

Last night I was at the Scottish Poetry Library for a reading of Austrian poetry. The poets Evelyn Schlag and Peter Waterhouse and the editor Iain Galbraith had discussed and read poetry from 'The Night Begins with a Question' a new anthology of 25 Austrian poems in German with English translation. The poems here were interessting and covered a variety of styles. and I enjoyed finding some new Austrian poets, as previously I had only ever read the wonderful poetry of Ingeborg Bachman. I find it difficult to follow poetry read aloud in German (because i think pretty slowly in German!) and I think there is always something lost in the translation of poetry. It was however an excellent evening and it's an interesting anthology.


The Night Begins With a Question is a new anthology of 25 Austrian poems, one each from the years 1978 to 2002, published by the Scottish Poetry Library in association with Carcanet Press. Supported by the Scottish Arts Council and the Austrian Cultural Forum

1 comment:

Antonia said...

glsd to see someone else likes Bachmann.She is just great,especially her Boehmengedicht.