A beautiful encounter with foreign Master Poets * Includes poetry by Pushkin, Rilke, Mayakovsky, Brecht, Seifert and Amir Gilboa * Translated Into vivid English poetry * Inspired by the National Gallery exhibition Encounters: influenced by Old Masters, contemporary artists painted new works of art * In gorgeous gift format An intriguing recent exhibition at the National Gallery, entitled Encounters, resulted from the commissioning of various contemporary artists, such as Lucian Freud and R. B. Kltaj, to paint pictures inspired by favoured Old Masters which in the gallery. The exhibition stimulated Dannie Abse to gather here nine literary encounters with foreign poems he has admired. He has departed, sometimes more, sometimes less from the originals, amongst others, by Pushkin, Rilke, Mayakovsky, Brecht, Seifert and Amir Gilboa in order to present new poems that are vivid and successful in English.
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