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Edwin Muir (15 May 1887 – 3 January 1959) was an Orcadian poet, novelist and translator born on a farm in Deerness on the Orkney Islands. He is remembered for his deeply felt and vivid poetry in plain language with few stylistic preoccupations.


Works

  • We Moderns: Enigmas and Guesses, under the pseudonym Edward Moore, London, George Allen & Unwin, 1918
  • Latitudes, New York, B. W. Huebsch, 1924
  • First Poems, London, Hogarth Press, 1925
  • Chorus of the Newly Dead, London, Hogarth Press, 1926
  • Transition: Essays on Contemporary Literature, London, Hogarth Press, 1926
  • The Marionette, London, Hogarth Press, 1927
  • The Structure of the Novel, London, Hogarth Press, 1928
  • John Knox: Portrait of a Calvinist, London, Jonathan Cape, 1929
  • The Three Brothers, London, Heinemann, 1931
  • Poor Tom, London, J. M. Dent & Sons, 1932
  • Variations on a Time Theme, London, J. M. Dent & Sons, 1934
  • Scottish Journey London, Heinemann in association with Victor Gollancz, 1935
  • Journeys and Places, London, J. M. Dent & Sons, 1937
  • The Present Age from 1914, London, Cresset Press, 1939
  • The Story and the Fable: An Autobiography, London, Harrap, 1940
  • The Narrow Place, London, Faber, 1943
  • The Scots and Their Country, London, published for the British Council by Longman, 1946
  • The Voyage, and Other Poems, London, Faber, 1946
  • Essays on Literature and Society, London, Hogarth Press, 1949
  • The Labyrinth, London, Faber, 1949
  • Collected Poems, 1921-1951, London, Faber, 1952
  • An Autobiography, London : Hogarth Press, 1954
  • Prometheus, illustrated by John Piper, London, Faber, 1954
  • One Foot in Eden, New York, Grove Press, 1956
  • New Poets, 1959 (edited), London, Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1959
  • The Estate of Poetry, Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press, 1962
  • Collected Poems, London and New York, Oxford University Press, 1965
  • The Politics of King Lear, New York, Haskell House, 1970

Translations by Willa and Edwin Muir

  • Power by Lion Feuchtwanger, New York, Viking Press, 1926
  • The Ugly Duchess: A Historical Romance by Lion Feuchtwanger, London, Martin Secker, 1927
  • Two Anglo-Saxon Plays: The Oil Islands and Warren Hastings', by Lion Feuchtwanger, London, Martin Secker, 1929
  • Success: A Novel by Lion Feuchtwanger, New York, Viking Press, 1930
  • The Castle by Franz Kafka, London, Martin Secker, 1930
  • The Sleepwalkers: A Trilogy by Hermann Broch, Boston, MA, Little, Brown & Company, 1932
  • Josephus by Lion Feuchtwanger, New York, Viking Press, 1932
  • Salvation by Sholem Asch, New York, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1934
  • The Hill of Lies by Heinrich Mann, London, Jarrolds, 1934
  • Mottke, the Thief by Sholem Asch, New York, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1935
  • The Unknown Quantity by Hermann Broch, New York, Viking Press, 1935
  • The Jew of Rome: A Historical Romance by Lion Feuchtwanger, London, Hutchinson, 1935
  • The Loom of Justice by Ernst Lothar, New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1935
  • Night over the East by Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn, London, Sheed & Ward, 1936
  • The Trial by Franz Kafka, London, Martin Secker, 1937, reissued New York, The Modern Library, 1957
  • Metamorphosis and Other Stories by Franz Kafka, Harmondsworth, Penguin Books, 1961.

Translation by Edwin Muir

"Amerika" by Franz Kafka, New York, Doubleday/New Directions, 1946




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