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Robert Bly
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Født23. desember 1926[1][2] (92 år)
Madison
Ektefelle Carol Bly
Utdannet ved Harvard University, St. Olaf College
Beskjeftigelse Språkforsker, lyriker, oversetter, skribent
Nasjonalitet USA
Medlem av American Academy of Arts and Letters, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Utmerkelser
6 oppføringer
Guggenheim-stipendet, Amboltprisen (2008), National Book Award, Fulbright-programmet, National Book Award for Poetry (1968), Tomas Tranströmerprisen (2008)

Robert Elwood Bly (født 23. desember 1926) er en amerikansk forfatter bosatt i Minnesota. Han har også arbeidet som psykolog.

Blys foreldre kom til USA fra Bleie i Hardanger. Etter studier ved Harvard og University of Iowa var Bly Fulbright-stipendiat i Norge for å oversette norsk litteratur til engelsk.

Bly er grunnlegger og redaktør av tidsskriftet The Fifties som særlig oversatte poesi. I 1966 var han en av grunnleggerne av organisasjonen The American Writers Against the Vietnam War.

Bly har utgitt et stort antall verker: poesi, mange oversettelser fra skandinaviske og andre språk, prosa og faglitteratur. Han har oversatt blant annet Knut Hamsun, Olav H. Hauge og Tomas Tranströmer til engelsk. Iron John fra 1990 ( Mannen i norsk oversettelse fra 1992 ) er en bok om mannlig psykologi som fikk stor oppmerksomhet.

Bly mottok i 2008 Amboltprisen for sitt arbeid med å gjøre Hauges diktning kjent.

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Dikt

  • Stealing Sugar from the Castle: the Selected Poems of Robert Bly (Norton 2013)
  • Turkish Pears in August: Twenty-Four Ramages (Eastern Washington University Press, 2007)
  • The Urge to Travel Long Distances (Eastern Washington University Press, 2005)
  • My Sentence Was a Thousand Years of Joy (HarperCollins, 2005)
  • The Night Abraham Called to the Stars (HarperCollins, 2001)
  • Eating the Honey of Words: New and Selected Poems (1999)
  • Snowbanks North of the House (1999)
  • Morning Poems (1997) – norsk gjendiktning – Morgondikt: prosadikt og dikt frå nittitalet, Utval gjendikting og etterord ved Helge Torvund Samlaget (1999)
  • Meditations on the Insatiable Soul (1994)
  • What Have I Ever Lost by Dying?: Collected Prose Poems (1992)
  • Loving a Woman in Two Worlds (1985)
  • Selected Poems (1986)
  • Mirabai Versions (1984)
  • The Man in the Black Coat Turns (1981)
  • This Tree Will Be Here for a Thousand Years (1979)
  • This Body is Made of Camphor and Gopherwood (1977)
  • Old Man Rubbing His Eyes (1974)
  • Jumping Out of Bed (1973)
  • Sleepers Joining Hands (1973)
  • Odin House, Madison, Minnesota. Dikt av Robert Bly. Gjendikting av Tor Obrestad Olav H. Hauge, Paal- Helge Haugen og Einar Økland(1972) (Samlaget)
  • The Light Around the Body (1967)- som vant National Book Award
  • The Lion's Tail and Eyes (1962)
  • Silence in the Snowy Fields (1962)

Antologier

  • The Best American Poetry (1999)
  • The Soul Is Here for Its Own Joy: Sacred Poems from Many Cultures, Ecco Press (1995)
  • The Darkness Around Us Is Deep: Selected Poems of William Stafford (1993)
  • The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart: Poems for Men (1992)
  • News of the Universe (1980)
  • Leaping Poetry (1975)
  • A Poetry Reading Against the Vietnam War (1967)

Oversettelser til engelsk

  • Peer Gynt (verse play) – by Henrik Ibsen (2008)
  • The Winged Energy of Delight: Selected Translations, HarperCollins (2004)
  • The Half-Finished Heaven: The Best Poems of Tomas Tranströmer, Graywolf Press (2001)
  • The Lightning Should Have Fallen on Ghalib: Selected Poems of Ghalib, (with Sunil Dutta, 1999)
  • Lorca and Jiménez: Selected Poems, Beacon Press (1997)
  • Ten Poems of Francis Ponge Translated by Robert Bly & Ten Poems of Robert Bly Inspired by the Poems of Francis Ponge (1990)
  • Trusting Your Life to Water and Eternity: Twenty Poems of Olav H. Hauge (1987)
  • Machado's Times Alone: Selected Poems (1983)
  • Eight Stages of Translation (1983)
  • The Kabir Book (1977)
  • Friends, You Drank Some Darkness: Three Swedish Poets — Martinson, Ekeloef, and Transtromer (1975)
  • Neruda and Vallejo: Selected Poems (1971)
  • Hunger (novel) — by Knut Hamsun (1967)

Sakprosa

  • Remembering James Wright (2005)
  • The Maiden King : The Reunion of Masculine and Feminine (co-authored with Marion Woodman), Henry Holt & Co (November 1998) ISBN 0-8050-5777-3
  • The Sibling Society, Addison-Wesley (1996)
  • The Spirit Boy and the Insatiable Soul (1994)
  • American Poetry: Wildness and Domesticity (1991)
  • Iron John: A Book About Men (1990) ISBN 0-201-51720-5, Norsk utgave Mannen, Gyldendal (1992)
  • A Little Book on the Human Shadow, (med William Booth, 1988)
  • Talking All Morning: Collected Conversations and Interviews (1980)

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ReferanserRediger

  1. ^ Encyclopædia Britannica Online, 9. okt. 2017, Robert Bly, biography/Robert-Bly
  2. ^ SNAC, 9. okt. 2017, Robert Bly, w6k39g9c

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