Books by Nina Cassian

TAKE MY WORD FOR IT by Nina Cassian
Released: July 27, 1998

"Cassian's best poems recall the wild language lessons of her fellow Romanian's play, The Bald Soprano, which is no mean accomplishment for a first volume in English."
Like Joseph Brodsky and Czeslaw Milosz before her, Cassian, who achieved prominence in her native Romanian, has now written her first poems in English, and the result is a mixed delight: playful and nonsensical, drunk with —the magic alcohol of words,— Cassian includes too many bits of pure whimsy, hermetic and trivial little poems that deliberately avoid meaning. Read full book review >