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The Eyes

Don Paterson

Don Paterson’s The Eyes is an ingenious and affecting re-imagining of the work of the great Spanish poet Antonio Machado.

Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571200559
Date Published
18.10.1999
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Summary

In The Eyes, Don Paterson has used the work of the great Spanish poet Antonio Machado (1875-1939) to create what might be called a spiritual portrait. Lying somewhere between translation and imitation, these poems show Machado to have possessed a sensibility and philosophical bent strikingly pertinent to the problems of our own time. The Eyes is as ingenious in its conception and as direct in its impact as anything Don Paterson has ever written.

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Don Paterson was born in Dundee in 1963. His poetry collections include Nil Nil, God’s Gift to Women, Landing Light, Rain and 40 Sonnets. He has published two books of aphorism, The Book of Shadows and The Blind Eye, as well as translations of Antonio Machado and Rainer Maria Rilke. He is also the author of Reading Shakespeare’s Sonnets, Smith:…

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