Benjamin Ivry

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Benjamin Ivry (born 1958) is an American writer on the arts, broadcaster and translator.

Ivry is author of biographies of Francis Poulenc, Arthur Rimbaud, and Maurice Ravel, as well as a poetry collection, Paradise for the Portuguese Queen. The latter contains poems that first appeared in, among other places, The New Yorker, The London Review of Books, The Spectator, Ambit Magazine, and The New Republic.

He has also translated books from the French by authors such as André Gide, Jules Verne, Witold Gombrowicz, and Balthus. Ivry has written about the arts for a variety of periodicals including The New York Observer, New York Sun, New England Review, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Time, The New Statesman, The New York Times,, and The Washington Post.

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  • Paradise for the Portuguese Queen: Poems by Benjamin Ivry, 1998, Orchises Press, ISBN 0-914061-69-0


  • Regatta: a Celebration of The Art of Oarsmanship, 1988, Simon and Schuster, ISBN 0-671-69936-9


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