Wherever I Lie Is Your Bed
Publication Date: November 2009
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“On rare occasions, a book can have a visceral impact on a readers, and that's the case with Wherever I Lie Is Your Bed, a beautiful anthology of world literature in translation. Every translation in this volume is a gem, every piece its own little bit of light on a culture and a language.”
-- Cathy Langer, Tattered Cover Bookstore, Denver, CO
Wherever I Lie Is Your Bed, the latest volume in the Two Lines World Writing in Translation series, collects the poetry and fiction of 30 authors, giving pause to the vulnerability of borders and transposed sense of place that contemporary writers the world over feel. A special section on Palestinian poetry selected by Marilyn Hacker pays tribute to the late Mahmoud Darwish with Fady Joudah's award-winning translations. Also included are works from Syria, Cuba, Denmark, and many other countries and languages.
About the AuthorMARGARET JULL COSTA has established herself as the premier translator of Portuguese literature into English today.
Marilyn Hacker is the recipient of the National Book Award, the PEN Award for Poetry in Translation, the Robert Fagles Translation Prize, and the PEN/Voelcker Award for Poetry. Her collection Winter Names received a Lambda Literary Award and the Lenore Marshall Award of the Academy of American Poets. Her most recent collection of poetry was Names. She lives in Paris, France.