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By Paul Vincent

The Bruges-born poet-priest Guido Gezelle(1830–1899) is usually one in every of the masters of 19th-century ecu lyric poetry. on the finish of his existence and within the first twenty years of the twentieth century, Gezellewas hailed by way of the avant-garde because the founding father of smooth Flemish poetry. His certain voice was once belatedly known within the Netherlands and sometimes in comparison along with his English modern Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–1889).
In this bilingual anthology, award-winning translator Paul Vincent selects a consultant photo of Gezelle’soutput, from devotional via narrative, to celebratory and expressionistic. Gezelle’sfavourite issues are youth, the Flemish panorama, friendship, nature, faith and the Flemish vernacular, and his it sounds as if easy poems cover a cosmopolitan prosody and a discussion with non secular and literary tradition.
However, a major barrier to wider overseas acceptance of his lyric genius prior to now has been the absence of translations that do justice to the energy and musicality of Gezelle’sWest Flemish idiom. of the translations integrated cross a way to redressing the stability: ‘TheWatter-Scriever’ through Scotland’s nationwide poet Edwin Morgan and ‘A Little Leaf . . .’ by way of Francis Jones. either translators make outstanding use in their personal vernaculars (Glaswegian and North Yorkshire respectively) to convey Gezelleto lifestyles for the non-Dutch-speaking reader.

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