The Jonas Variations: A Literary Seanace

by George Jonas

CORMORANT BOOKS | August 4, 2011 | Trade Paperback

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The Jonas Variations: A Literary Séance is a one-of-a-kind collection: free translations,

imitations, variations, reverberations, and refutations of poems in other languages that inspired its authorâ?"poet, writer and journalist George Jonasâ?"to words in English. The poets span centuries; the languages include Latin, Arabic, French, German, Hungarian, Russian, and Spanish. A thumbnail portrait of each poet in the context of his times precedes Jonasâ?Ts versions and re-visionings: poets as well known as Catullus, Dante, Baudelaire, Verlaine, Heine, and Rilke rub shoulders with names much less familiar to most readers. Jonas conjures up the spirits of his poets, dialogues with them, and in doing so gives them new life. This romp through multilingual literary history is at once a very personal project and an inspiring example of onemanâ?Ts lifetime engagement with poetry.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 240 pages, 8 × 5 × 1 in

Published: August 4, 2011

Publisher: CORMORANT BOOKS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1770860568

ISBN - 13: 9781770860568

Found in: Literary Theory and Criticism

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The Jonas Variations: A Literary Seanace

The Jonas Variations: A Literary Seanace

by George Jonas

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 240 pages, 8 × 5 × 1 in

Published: August 4, 2011

Publisher: CORMORANT BOOKS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1770860568

ISBN - 13: 9781770860568

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The Jonas Variations: A Literary Séance is a one-of-a-kind collection: free translations,

imitations, variations, reverberations, and refutations of poems in other languages that inspired its authorâ?"poet, writer and journalist George Jonasâ?"to words in English. The poets span centuries; the languages include Latin, Arabic, French, German, Hungarian, Russian, and Spanish. A thumbnail portrait of each poet in the context of his times precedes Jonasâ?Ts versions and re-visionings: poets as well known as Catullus, Dante, Baudelaire, Verlaine, Heine, and Rilke rub shoulders with names much less familiar to most readers. Jonas conjures up the spirits of his poets, dialogues with them, and in doing so gives them new life. This romp through multilingual literary history is at once a very personal project and an inspiring example of onemanâ?Ts lifetime engagement with poetry.

About the Author

GEORGE JONAS is a poet, novelist, playwright, journalist, and television producer.

He contributes to many Canadian and international periodicals and newspapers and

has written fifteen books, including several international bestsellers. Vengeance: The

True Story of an Israeli Counter-Terrorist Team (Simon and Schuster, 1984) was adapted

into the Academy Award-nominated film Munich in 2005. Jonas's most recent book is

Reflections on Islam: Ideas, Opinions, Arguments (Key Porter, 2007), a collection of

essays.