Children are entitled to their otherness, as anyone is; and when we reach them, as we sometimes do, it is generally on a point of sheer delight, to us so astonishing, but to them so natural.
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|Birth:||22nd March, 1926|
Alastair Reid is a poet and a scholar of South American literature from Galloway in Scotland. He is known for his lighthearted style of poems and for his translations of South American poets Jorge Luis Borges and Pablo Neruda. Although he is famous for translations, his own poems are gaining note. He has lived in Spain, Switzerland, Greece, Morocco, throughout Latin America, and in the United States, where he was employed by The New Yorker magazine. He has published more than forty books, including Ounce Dice Trice, a book of word-play for children, and two selections from his works: Outside In: Selected Prose and Inside Out: Selected Poetry and Translations.
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