Before we tear the seal on the April manuscripts for Octopus Books sometime next week, and before we push the launch button on Octopus #9, I'm going to dig in to some of the books in translation on my PhD reading list. Want to see 'em?
Apollonaire, Guillaume. The Self-Dismembered Man. Trans. Donald Revell.
Baudelaire, Charles. Flowers of Evil. Trans. James McGowan.
Baudelaire, Charles. Flowers of Bad. Trans. David Cameron.
Breton, Andre. Manifestos of Surrealism. Trans. Richard Seaver.
Celan, Paul. Poems of Paul Celan. Trans. Michael Hamburger.
Char, Rene. Selected Poems. Trans. Tina Jolas.
Kharms, Daniil. It Happened Like This. Trans. Ian Frasier.
Kharms, Daniil. Incidences. Trans. Neil Cornwell.
Kharms, Daniil. The Blue Notebook. Trans. Matvei Yankelevich.
Kharms, Daniil, and Alexander Vvedensky. Man with the Black Coat: Russians's Literature of the Absurd. Trans. George Gibian.
Mayakovsky, Vladimir. The Bedbug and Selected Poetry
Neruda, Pablo. The Essential Neruda: Selected Poems.
Ostashevsky, Eugene Ed. OBERIU: An Anthology of Russian Absurdism.
Pasternak, Boris. My Sister--Life
Peret, Benjamin. From the Hidden Storehouse.
Rimbaud, Arthur. A Season in Hell and The Drunken Boat.
Roubaud, Jacques. The Form of a City Changes Faster, Alas, Than the Human Heart. Trans. Keith and Rosemarie Waldrop.
Tzara, Tristan. Approximate Man and other Writings. Trans. Mary Ann Caws.
Zabolotsky, Nikolai. Selected Poems.