NTA Longlist: Elsewhere on Earth by Emmanuel Merle translated by Peter Brown

Elsewhere on Earth by Emmanuel Merle, translated from the French by Peter Brown (Guernica Editions)

Merle-ElsewhereA vivid and heartbreaking poetic report of a journey through the American West, this book brings to American history and poetry an outsider’s lucid perspective and observation. Peter Brown’s eloquent translation has the immediacy, the intensity, the music and the soulful sadness of direct and deeply felt experience. The reader is given an almost photographic tour of natural landscapes, frontier towns and existential wilderness in language that is consistently exact and vibrantly alive in a way that refreshes the senses and stirs the intelligence.

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About Erica Mena

Erica Mena is a poet, translator, and book artist.
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