By Attila Dsa, Attila Dosa
In past id, 13 of Scotland's most sensible recognized poets mirror upon the theoretical, useful and political issues occupied with the act of writing. They provide a special consultant to modern Scottish poetry, discussing a variety of matters that come with nationhood, schooling, language, faith, panorama, translation and id. John Burnside, Robert Crawford, Douglas Dunn, Kathleen Jamie, Edwin Morgan, Kenneth White and others, including such famous experimentalists as Frank Kuppner, Tom Leonard and Richard fee, discover questions on the connection among social, fiscal and ecological realities and their poetic transformation. those interviews are set in the altered political context that from the re-establishment of a Scottish Parliament in 1999 and the opportunity of a renewed engagement with wider eu tradition. Attila D?sa is Senior Lecturer on the division of English on the college of Miskolc, in northern Hungary.
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Extra info for Beyond Identity: New Horizons in Modern Scottish Poetry (SCROLL: Scottish Cultural Review of Language & Literature)
I am Hungarian by birth, which explains the repeated allusions to things and issues Hungarian in a collection of interviews that otherwise are meant to reflect on poetical and political issues in what may come to be seen, in the long run, as the post-national phase of Scottish writing. The period when most of these interviews took place saw the run-up to Hungary’s joining, in 2004, of the European Union, of which Scotland (via the United Kingdom) has long been a member country, if not a member state.
In your essay “The Translation of Poetry” you speak about the “deverbalisation and reverbalisation of the poem” and you say “there is some sense […] in which the poem exists independently of the language of its composition”. What does this mean? Yes, this was an idea I found in Walter Benjamin’s writing, which I was always very interested in. I think it’s very hard to be precise about it. I find it an attractive idea that a poem might have a kind of almost metaphysical existence, hovering between the two languages.
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Beyond Identity: New Horizons in Modern Scottish Poetry (SCROLL: Scottish Cultural Review of Language & Literature) by Attila Dsa, Attila Dosa