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An issue of Ploughshares from Winter 1985, guest-edited by Stratis Haviaras. Ploughshares, a journal of new writing, is guest-edited serially by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles.

This classic issue, guest-edited by poet Stratis Haviaras, features international writing by a number of world masters, including Italo Calvino, Primo Levi, Graham Greene, and Seamus Heaney, with art by Paul Hannigan. It also contains translations of work by Anna Akhmatova, Naguib Mahfouz, Andre Breton, C. P. Cavafy, and many other brilliant writers, past and present, from around the globe.

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INTRODUCTION
Stratis Haviaras

PROSE AND POETRY

Alan Dugan, "Mock Translation from the Greek"
Odysseus Elytis, Three Poems
C.P. Cavafy, "Notes on Poetics and Ethics"
Yannis Ritsos, Eight Paper Poems
George Seferis, Two Prose Excerpts
Seamus Heaney, "The Ballad of the Bullets"
Italo Calvino, "A Letter from the Sahara"
Eugenio Montale, "Cuttlefish Bones"
Primo Levi, Three Poems
Cesare Pavese, Two Poems
Margherita Guidacci, "Anniversary with Agaves"
Rocco Scotellaro, Two Poems
Michael Milburn, "The Habit of Affection"
Raymond Carver, Six Poems
Miroslav Holub, Two Poems
Jaroslav Seifert, Three Poems
Jean Baptiste Racine, Two Scenes from Phaedra
Eugene Guillevic, Eight Fabliettes
Yves Bonnefoy, Six Poems
Jacques Rigaut, Three Prose Pieces
Andre Breton, "On the Road to San Romano"
Sven Birkerts, "An Open Invitation to Extra-terrestrials"
James Merrill, "Six Bits"
Ryszard Krynicki, Ten Poems
Stanislaw Baranczak, Two Poems
Gunther Grass, "Clearance Sale"
Georg Trakl, Two Poems
Karl Krolow, Four Poems
Friedrich Hebbel, Aphorisms and Observations
Robert Nozick, "Theological Explanations"
Abraham Sutskever, Poems from a 1984 Diary
Rami Ditzani, Two Poems
Miriam Oren, "Meeting"
Naum Korzhavin, "Childhood Has Ended"
Evgeny Vinokurov, "Adam"
Vyacheslav Ivanov, "To the Translator"
Anna Akhmatova, Five Poems
Vasko Popa, "Give Me Back My Rags"
Naguib Mahfouz, "Tales from Alleyways"
Wei Chuang, Fourteen Poems and Songs
Graham Greene, "A Weed Among the Flowers"
Istvan Vas, Two Poems
Deszo Tandori, "The Christmas of Long Walks"
Otto Orban, "The Technique"
Blaga Dimitrova, "Introduction to the Beyond"
Nicolai Kantchev, Five Poems
Volodia Teitelboim, "from Internal War"
Sophie De Mello Breyner Andresen, Nine Poems
Silvio Fiorani, "Suddenly One Summer"
Tomas Transtromer, "The Forgotten Commander"
Henrik Nordbrandt, Two Poems
Stein Mehren, Two Poems
Kirsti Simonsuuri, Two Poems
Hafiz, Four Ghazals
Alan Dugan, "On the Summer Goddess Who Should Be Nameless"

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