Poetry. Translated by H. L. Hix. "As, according to Aristotle, philosophy begins in wonder, so too do Talvet's poems. But Talvet's is not a youthful, naive wonder. Instead, it is the wonder that Elias Canetti speaks of in this way: 'The real creator gets bolder with age...[T]he more one has experienced, the more there is to be astonished by. Our capacity for wonder grows with experience, becomes more urgent.' The poems in YET, LOVE, ILLUMINE US are bold in proportion to the urgency and maturity of their astonishment, the capaciousness of their wonder."—H. L. Hix, from the Introduction.
Since the start of the 21st century, Jüri Talvet (born in 1945 in Pärnu) has emerged as one of the internationally best-known Estonian poets and essay writers. Book-length selections of his poetry have appeared in English, Spanish, French, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Serbian and Catalan. YET, LOVE, ILLUMINE US AND OTHER POEMS is Talvet's third poetry book in English translation, following Estonian Elegy (2008) and Of Snow, of Soul (2010), both published by Guernica (Toronto). Talvet has chaired World / Comparative Literature at the University of Tartu since 1992 and is elected member of Academia Europaea (2016).Author City: USA