The Fable of the World

The Fable of the World

Selections from Jules Supervielle (translated by Neil Curry)

Price: £9.00

ISBN: 978 1 907356 82 7

Neil Curry, a graduate of the University of Bristol, has lived for many years in the Lake District. His first translations were of plays by Euripides. Successfully performed on BBC TV and at the Edinburgh Festival, they were published by Cambridge University Press. Later, The Bending of the Bow, his re-telling of the closing books of The Odyssey was illustrated by the American artist Jim Dine. Among his poetry collections, published by the Enitharmon Press, are Ships in Bottles, a Poetry Book Society choice, Walking to Santiago, in which he recounted his five hundred mile walk along the medieval pilgrim route, The Road to the Gunpowder House, and his New and Selected Poems Other Rooms. As a literary critic he has published studies of Christopher Smart, Alexander Pope and George Herbert, and most recently Six Eighteenth-Century Poets.

“A poet after my own heart.” – Amy Clampitt

“I don’t think I ever read a translation that was so easy to read – so sinuously seductive.”  –  Ted Hughes on The Bending of the Bow