The Adaptations (1975-2020)


The Adaptations (1975-2020) follows the much heralded The Poems (1961-2020) and continues The Gallery Press’s ‘Mahon project’ of putting in print and on the record all of the work that Derek Mahon wished to preserve, in this instance his versions of poems from other languages and cultures. An amplification of Echo’s Grove (2013), whose Foreword appears here as an Afterword, it includes more recently published translations (Aristophanes, Goethe, Victor Hugo, Paul Verlaine and Bertolt Brecht) as well as previously unpublished work (Goethe, Jules Laforgue, Guillaume Apollinaire and ‘Gopal Singh’). It demonstrates the broad church of Derek Mahon’s interests and thinking and a master poet’s engagement over almost half a century with literatures of the world.

Publication date: 31 May 2022
Details: 224pp
ISBN PBK: 978 1 91133 842 0
ISBN HBK: 978 1 91133 843 7

Cover: ‘T5.16’ by Charles Tyrrell (2016) courtesy of the artist
Author photograph by John Minihan

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