Ken Gorfkle
Select Press & Reviews

Select Press & Reviews

“A pioneering, insightful introduction to the work of a major world poet whose books deserve to be vastly better known.”

Timothy Crouse, O. Henry Prize author and co-translator of Nobel Laureate Roger Martin du Gard’s Lieutenant-Colonel de Maumort.

“[Gorfkle’s] glosses, syntheses, contain force and truth: they are incisive and coherent.  At times, they are impregnated with the lyric spirit of the original and incorporate poetic echoes and elements.  …David Rosenmann-Taub: Poems and Commentaries: A Commented Anthology constitutes…a valuable contribution to the study of the work of David Rosenmann-Taub and the proof of a deep and vivid reading, one that reveals a unique method of approaching a literature as demanding as that of the Chilean poet.”

Eduardo Moga, from his book review David Rosenmann-Taub: Poems and Commentaries: A Commented Anthology.

“…Through translations containing something of prose and paraphrase, and seemingly inspired by the methodology of Ricoeur, the author opens and elucidates the meaning of…these poems.”

Jaime Concha, Professor Emeritus of Hispanic Literature, University of California, San Diego, EEUU

“In Kenneth Gorfkle David Rosenmann-Taub has found the ideal reader. His analyses are precise, incisive and well-reasoned, while his translations are lucid and praiseworthy.”

Rosa Perelmuter, Professor of Spanish, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

“A long-awaited and much-needed discussion of poems by David Rosenmann Taub, selected and interpreted by Gorfkle to introduce the reader to the breadth and richness of the poet’s art.”

Jon Douglas Lindjord, Author