Sheep's Vigil by a Fervent Person: A Translation

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A temporary move to Toronto in the winter of 2000, a twisted ankle, an empty house--all inspired Moure as she read Alberto Caeiro and Fernando Pessoa's classic long poem O Guardador de Rebanhos. For fun, she started to translate, altering tones and vocabularies. From the Portuguese countryside and roaming sheep of 1914, a 21st century Toronto emerged, its neighborhoods still echoing the 1950s, their dips and hollows, hordes of wild cats, paved creeks. Her poem became a translation, the jubilant and irrepressible vigil of a ...

Sheep's Vigil by a Fervent Person: A Translation 2001, House of Anansi Press, Toronto, Canada

ISBN-13: 9780887846601

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