Chameleon Nachtroer

Paperback (27 Feb 2020) | English

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After first making her mark as a compelling performer, Belgian poet Charlotte Van den Broeck was acclaimed as one of Europe's most innovative and original new voices in poetry following the publication of her first collection Chameleon in 2015. Her first English translation combines her debut volume with her second book Nachtroer (2017), its untranslatable title the name of all-night shop in Antwerp where she lives. Chameleon is a set of apparently naïve but knowingly ironic, playful and subversive poems which trace a girl's search for a woman's identity, a coming-of-age exploration of body and language drawing on memories, shapes and landscapes. In Nachtroer her poems take a nighttime journey through heartbreak, insomnia and the hectic flow of daily life, driven by a desire for disappearance, displacement and dissolution. Chameleon ends with taking to the ocean. Nachtroer's last poem is about building a boat for such a voyage. Chameleon | Nachtroer sets the two books afloat in English.

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Bloodaxe Books

Bloodaxe Books

BLOODAXE BOOKS: Making as wide a selection of poetry available to as wide a readership as possible. Bloodaxe has been a pioneering publisher of poetry in translation, building its reputation on publishing numerous new poets alongside some of the most important figures in modern poetry. Bloodaxe Books is Britain’s premier publisher of contemporary poetry, with an international reputation for quality in literature and excellence in book design. Founded in Newcastle in 1978, Bloodaxe is based in Northumberland’s Tarset valley, with a sales office in Bala in North Wales.

Book information

ISBN: 9781780374475
Publisher: Bloodaxe Books Ltd
Imprint: Bloodaxe Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 839.3117
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 127
Weight: 250g
Height: 156mm
Width: 233mm
Spine width: 13mm