Distant transit / poems by Maja Haderlap ; translated from the German by Tess Lewis.Material type: TextLanguage: English Original language: German Publisher: Brooklyn, NY : Archipelago Books, 2022Edition: First Archipelago Books editionDescription: 85 pages 17 cmContent type:
- Langer transit. English
- 831/.914 23/eng/20211022
- PT2668.A27372 L3313 2022
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"Infused with movement, Maja Haderlap's distant transit traverses Slovenia's scenic landscape and violent history, searching for a sense of place within its evershifting boundaries. Avoiding traditional forms and pronounced rhythms, Haderlap unleashes a flow of evocative, captivating passages whose power lies in their associative richness and precision of expression, vividly conjuring Slovenia's natural world - its rolling meadows, snow-capped alps, and sparkling Adriatic coast. Belonging to the Slovene ethnic minority and its inherited, transgenerational trauma, Haderlap explores the burden of history and the prolonged aftershock of conflict - warm, lavish pastoral passages conceal dark memories, and musings on the way language can create and dissolve borders reveal a deep longing for a sense of home. At its core, distant transit is an ode to survival, building a monument to traditions and lives lost"-- Provided by publisher.