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Chapman Issue 68

Issue: 68 - The Translator’s Art/Scots Abroad

Responding to Tom Nairn’s article in No 67 Christopher Harvie reflects on the ’92 election which he regards as “irrelevant to Scotland” with his stimulating ‘An Earnest in the Womb of Time. Ken Cockburn analyses Edinburgh Lyceum’s production of Tankred Dörst’s Merlin (vide the nude man on the cover!); and Ronnie Jack looks at Sir David Lyndsay’s Satyre of the Thrie Estaitis and Robert Kemp’s version for audiences today in ‘Medieval Drama Lives Again?’ We have translations by Giuseppi Belli, (William Neill), Cavafy, (Simon Darragh), Jibananada Das (Humayun Azad and Robert Calder, Hungarian poet Miklós Radnóti, (Thomas Land) Vallejo, Paul Eluard, Eugenio Montale (John Manson) and Jenny Robertson translates young Polish poets. There’s original work too: Pablo Palacio’s brilliant story, ‘The Cannibal’ and ‘Journey into Morning’ by Max von der Grün; poetry from Sonja Schuler. Scots writers Naomi Mitchison, Tom Pow, George Todd and others recall experiences in Africa, South America and elsewhere. Plus poetry and fiction by Menzies McKillop, John Murray, Sue Lenier & co; a truly international tour de force. 104 pp, 1992,ISBN-10: 0-906772-47-8 / ISBN-13: 978-0-906772-47-8 Ł5.00