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'The Essential Gorter' : get your copy

'The spring is new and new the sound it brings'.

After 132 years, the epic Dutch classic Mei by Herman Gorter is available to English readers as May, an epic poem about youth, Volume 1 of The Essential Gorter, a translation of Gorter's original that celebrates the carefree springtime of our lives. With a foreword by Lloyd Haft.

  • Paperback, available worldwide, e.g. here: UK/US, NL/BE. English only, including introduction, second (revised) edition, 184 p. ISBN 978-90-831336-45.
  • eBook, illustrated, available worldwide for free. ISBN 978-90-831336-38, 
  • Hardcover Special Edition, bilingual, illustrated & annotated, second (revised) edition: order here. 332 p.: €24,50. ISBN 978-90-831336-21.

The Essential Gorter Volume 2, Selected Poems translated by Lloyd Haft is out now! An authoritative selection of Gorter's other work, translated by Lloyd Haft, with a foreword by Piet Gerbrandy. Including poems from Verses (Verzen, 1890), Pan and Lyrics (Liedjes)

  • Paperback, 214 p. ISBN 978-90-831336-52. Available worldwide, e.g. here: UK/US, NL/BE
  • eBook, available worldwide for free. ISBN 978-90-831336-69.

The Essential Gorter 1 & 2 can be purchased together as a luxury (illustrated) print set for the special price of €25,99. ISBN 978-90-831336-76. Order here.

An overview of reviews for both books is available here.

For bookshops : order via CB or use Contact button. 

More reading, including a listing of main revisions of the current second edition versus the first bilingual edition can be found on our blog TheEssentialGorter.


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