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  • Paperback: 234 pages
  • Publisher: Comma Press (4 Jun. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1905583214
  • ISBN-13: 978-1905583218
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.8 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 679,651 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'So good I'll be surprised if there's a better collection this year...' --The Independent

Perhaps the finest of contemporary writers in this form. --The Reader

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Born in Salford in 1944, David Constantine worked for thirty years as a university teacher of German language and literature. He has published several volumes of poetry, most recently, Nine Fathom Deep (2009). He is a translator of Hölderlin, Brecht, Goethe, Kleist, Michaux and Jaccottet. In 2003 his translation of Hans Magnus Enzensberger's Lighter than Air won the Corneliu M Popescu Prize for European Poetry Translation. His translation of Goethe's Faust, Part I was published by Penguin in 2005; Part II in April 2009. He is also author of one novel, Davies, and Fields of Fire: A Life of Sir William Hamilton. His three short story collections are Back at the Spike, the highly acclaimed Under the Dam (Comma, 2005), and The Shieling (Comma, 2009), which was shortlisted for the 2010 Frank O Connor International Short Story Award. Constantine's story Tea at the Midland won the BBC National Short Story Award 2010. He lives in Oxford and used to edit Modern Poetry in Translation with his wife Helen.

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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J N McMahon on 16 Jan. 2013
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A gift from a friend, I read this in the summer of 2012.

Although Constantine's writing is dense, his characters are sympathetic, and his narratives - with a couple of exceptions - strong. In an otherwise serious collection, my favourite story, concerning a vicar in a rural parish (although that barely describes it), was the most comic.

I bought some more of his work on the strength of this collection. A lovely writer who makes reading a pleasure.
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Gabriel Fawcett on 17 Dec. 2011
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I have not read the book above, but I have read much of David Constantine's poetry translations and found them to be beautiful, so I fail to believe any work of his could be worth one star. I have to assume the one star review was done out of proportion and without due consideration that a work of literature deserves, so I am adding a 5 star review to balance it.
I am also really grateful to DC for translating Holderlin. What a wonderful job he did on that - if you can find his Holderlin translatons, get them!
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0 of 12 people found the following review helpful By JohnL on 6 April 2011
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Constantine won the BBC short story prize 2011 so I expected a high standard. I was disappointed. He is not for me.
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