Comparative Literature

Gregory Nissan, former Comp Lit concentrator, to publish a translation of Uljana Wolf’s “kochanie, today i bought bread”

Born in East Berlin, Uljana Wolf is an acclaimed German translator, poet, and essayist. Throughout her career, she has published numerous books of original poetry and poetry translations.

Nissan book coverGregory Nissan’s (’15) translation of Uljana Wolf’s kochanie, today i bought bread is set to release in October of this year.  Originally published in 2005, Kochanie Ich Habe Brot Gekauft  was Uljana’s debut collection, which won the Peter Huchel Prize in 2006.  Gregory’s translation will bring the award-winning poetry collection to English-languages readers for the first time.  As an undergrad, Gregory worked with professors Zachary Sng and Forrest Gander to translate Uljana’s work for his senior honors thesis, entitled kochanie i bought bread: A Translation of Kochanie Ich Habe Brot Gekauft by Uljana Wolf.  Gregory’s outstanding honors thesis won him Comp Lit’s Rosalie Colie prize that year.  

Uljana Wolf will be visiting Brown next week for multiple events sponsored by the German Studies and Literary Arts departments.  You can meet Uljana, and learn more about Gregory’s translation at one of the events, starting Tue, Sept. 26th at 5:30 pm at the McCormack Family Theater (Room 132), 70 Brown St., Providence.