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One of us, David Groves

Karl Wolfskehl: A Poet In Exile
Friedrich Voit
Cold Hub Press, $40.00,
ISBN 9780473476694

We have many short accounts in English of aspects of the life, character and writings of Karl Wolfskehl. Friedrich Voit now gives us a biography, in the set of three books published by Cold Hub Press, the first being Andrew Paul Wood’s translation of a selection of Wolfskehl’s poems in the bilingual edition Drei Welten/Three Worlds (reviewed in NZRB Summer 2016) and the second Poetry And Exile, a selection of letters splendidly translated and edited by Nelson Wattie.

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The Italian job, David Groves

Kendrick Smithyman, Campana to Montale: Versions from Italian  Jack Ross and Marco Sonzogni (eds) Novi Ligure, Edizioni Joker,€ 20.00, ISBN 9788875362645   This book is the culmination of a project which began with the 1999 publication in Landfall of seven

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Something rich and strange, David Groves

Stand Alone Stan, vol 2 of the quartet A Land Fit for Heroes Phillip Mann, Victor Gollancz, price not available This is Phillip Mann’s seventh book of fiction, an imaginative and philosophically coherent body of work, spanning over a decade.

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