Cicely Buckley Donates Literary Translations
By Edwin Gentzler | Monday, October 17, 2016
By Edwin Gentzler
Monday, October 17, 2016
Cicely Buckley, who completed a PhD in CompLit here in the 1970s, working primarily with Prof. David Lenson, recently donated a half dozen titles of literary translations published by Oyster River Press in Durham, New Hampshire. The titles included her own translations of the French poet Paul Eluard in a volumve titled Ombres et Soleil [Shadows and Sun] which is a beautiful book, including illustrations by Pablo Picasso, René Magritte, and Marc Chagrall. Other titles include an anthology of Swedish women poets by Eva Claeon, a member of the Five College Facultly Seminar on Literary Translation, and a selection of poems by Li Bai and Du Fu, with beautiful Chinese calligraphy. Cicely is a translator and editor who works for Oyster River Press, a wonderful small press which focuses on New England poets and literary translation. Many of our translation graduates stay in the area and continue to work in translation, often publishing with small presses and regional publishers. The Oyster River Press catalogue can be seen at https://www.facebook.com/OysterRiverPress/.