Thomas Rain Crowe presents The Inner Trees: Selected Poems of Yvan Goll

Goll was in the avant-garde of various literary scenes. A central figure in the German world of Dada and Expressionism in Berlin; a founder alongside Eulard and Apollinaire of the French Surrealist movement in Paris; friend and collaborator with Picasso, Leger, Dali, Braque, Chagall, Tanguy and James Joyce; playwright and precursor to Ionesco's "Theatre of the Absurd," and Artaud's "Theatre of Cruelty"; the celebrated editor of Hemispheres magazine in the U.S. and friends of William Carlos Williams, James Laughlin of New Directions, and Kenneth and Miriam Patchen, among others.

Yvan Goll is one of the most important but neglected European writers of the 20th century Because he wrote in several languages and was not claimed by any country his work is not well known here. This book includes translations spanning sixty years which have been out of print for decades. The translators include Kenneth Rexroth, Robert Bly, W.S. Merwin, Galway Kinnell, William Carlos Williams, Kenneth Patchen, Paul Zweig and Nan Watkins.

Thomas Rain Crowe is an internationally-published and recognized author and translator of more than thirty books, including the multi-award winning nonfiction nature memoir Zoro's Field: My Life in the Appalachian Woods (2005); an historical novel The Watcher: Like Sweet Bells Jangled (2015) and several collections of poems including Radiogenesis (2007) and The Laugharne Poems published in Wales in 1997 by Carreg Gwalch.


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By Thomas Rain Crowe (Editor)
ISBN: 9781945680250
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Published: White Pine Press (NY) - May 14th, 2019