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King of a Hundred Horsemen Poems

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King of a Hundred Horsemen Poems by Etienne, Marie; Hacker, Marilyn, 9780374531928
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  • ISBN: 9780374531928 | 0374531927
  • Cover: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/27/2009
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Marie Etienne's poetry is inspired by the synthesis of the contemporary and the classical, the tragic and the mundanethe quotidian transformed by the tragic prisms of myth and history. Through a profound and complex reinterpretation of the sonnet form, the book reflects, as in a mosaic of shattered mirrors, many of the writer's ongoing preoccupations: the relationship of East and West; an eroticism at once physical and cerebral; the interaction of poetry and prose; the strange blending of the everyday and the foreign, in which the most "exotic" journeys become ordinary and the most ordinary displacements partake of the strange.King of a Hundred Horsemenin a brilliant translation by Marilyn Hacker that Robert Hass selected for the National Poetry Series's first Robert Fagles Translation Prize in 2007is an elegant, deeply affecting work from a master poet.

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