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By Robert Lax

Jack Kerouac referred to as Robert Lax “one of the nice unique voices of our times…a Pilgrim looking for attractive innocence, writing lovingly, discovering it, easily, in his personal way.” notwithstanding many carry him to be one of many maximum American poets of this century, Lax has maintained a low profile, dwelling and writing in seclusion at the Greek island of Patmos. In Circus Days & Nights, Lax's 3 nice lengthy poems at the circus—“Circus of the Sun,” “Mogador's Book,” and “Sunset City”—are gathered jointly for the 1st time, putting this early masterwork within the place inside of American literature that it so richly merits. all of the 3 poems during this assortment expresses a reverence for the acts of bold, attractiveness, and beauty that make the circus the singular occasion it truly is. What additionally emerges is the drawing of a hyperlink among this international of the circus—wherein a tent is erected, acts are played, after which the tent is disassembled merely to be re-erected the subsequent day—and Lax's religion. As Denise Levertov has acknowledged, “the radiant safeguard of Lax’s religion seems to be in his paintings as a serenity of tone.”

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Download E-books Bird Eating Bird: Poems (National Poetry Series) PDF

A winner of the 2008 nationwide Poetry sequence mtvU Prize as chosen by way of Yusef Komunyakaa (winner of the Pulitzer Prize), Kristin′s paintings perpetuates NPS′s culture of marketing unprecedented poetry from lesser identified poets.

Her poems are playful and severe abruptly. They discover the richness of her cultural and linguistic historical past, which spans the globe from Mexico to the Philippines. They shield with vigour and humor the colour pink. and so they learn the insecurities of the letter ′h′ -- between different things.

For thirty years, the nationwide Poetry sequence has found many new and rising voices and has been instrumental in launching the careers of poets and writers akin to Billy Collins, Mark Doty, Denis Johnson, Cole Swensen, Thylias Moss, Mark Levine, and Dionisio Martinez.

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Download E-books The Drowned Girl PDF

By Eve Alexandra

Infrequent in any age is figure which includes a ardour for event, a dedication to fact, a capability to plumb the irrational, and a fluency in poetic language and song which could paintings via most of these tangled thickets, yet Eve Alexandra does simply that? this can be actual poetry; it instantly takes its position as a player within the large old voice which composes poetry, a voice which includes ten-thousand tones, yet which takes not anything until eventually itself which doesn't resonate, as do the poems of The Drowned woman, with authenticity and fervor. C. ok. Williams, pass judgement on. one of many issues i locate compelling approximately Eve Alexandra's poems is that, whereas the narrator is seductive and lovely, she isn't really interesting. She doesn't provide convenience. She isn't type of solicitous. Like Ariel, who plays the tempest for Prospero, Alexandra, too, is a tempest-res: those are the storms and drownings of her personal invention.

Like Ariel's bedeviling and beautiful tunes composed to tease the unhappy, those are poems of the taunt and tease, the razor within the apple. Lynn Emmanuel. whatever vibrant and reflective, anything lucid and exacting flickers on the heart of this fleshy, unique debut. Is it a needle? Is it a scalpel? Is it a scythe? Is it the switchblade a girl may possibly hold in her handbag? Eve Alexandra wields a young, sharp honesty. The traces lower and cube, arc and glimmer within the mild of her lyricism and intelligence. those poems will open you, make you bleed, make you ask yourself.

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Download E-books The Book of Emperors: A Translation of the Middle High German Kaiserchronik (WV MEDIEVEAL EUROPEAN STUDIES) PDF

The Kaiserchronik (c.1152–1165) is the 1st verse chronicle to were written in a language except Latin. This tale recounts the exploits of the Roman, Byzantine, Carolingian, and Holy Roman kings and rulers, from the institution of Rome to the beginning of the second one campaign. As an early instance of well known heritage, it was once written for a non-monastic viewers who might have hottest to learn, or may perhaps purely were in a position to learn, in German. As a rhymed chronicle, its mixed use of the sorts of language came upon inside of a vernacular epic and a authentic treaty used to be a German innovation. The booklet of Emperors is the 1st entire translation of the Kaiserchronik from center excessive German to English. it's a wealthy source not just for medieval German students and scholars, but additionally for these operating in early cultural stories. It brings jointly an knowing of the notion of kingship within the German heart a while, from the connection among emperor and king, to the ethical, theological, and criminal foundations of claims and legitimacy and the medieval epistemological techniques to historiography. This translation features a mammoth creation that discusses the ancient and philological context of the paintings, in addition to the topics of strength and kingship. each one bankruptcy starts with a short creation that distinguishes historic truths from the epic fiction chanced on in the unique text.

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Download E-books Selected Poems PDF

By Vladimir Nabokov

Even though we all know Vladimir Nabokov as an excellent novelist, his old flame was once poetry. This landmark assortment brings jointly the simplest of his verse, together with many items that experience by no means prior to seemed in English.

   These poems span the complete of Nabokov’s profession, from the newly came upon “Music,” written in 1914, to the quick, playful “To Véra,” composed in 1974. Many are newly translated by means of Dmitri Nabokov, together with The collage Poem, a gleaming novel in verse modeled on Pushkin’s Eugene Onegin that constitutes an important new addition to Nabokov’s oeuvre. integrated too are such poems as “Lilith”, an early paintings which broaches the taboo subject revisited approximately 40 years later in Lolita, and “An night of Russian Poetry”, a masterpiece within which Nabokov movingly mourns his misplaced language within the guise of a versified lecture on Russian dropped at collage women. the topics diversity from the Russian Revolution to the yankee fridge, taking in at the manner hotel rooms, butterflies, ice-skating, love, wish, exile, loneliness, language, and poetry itself; and the poet whirls speedily among the brilliantly painted points of his genius, donning mask which are, via turns, soft, demonic, honest, self-parodying, shamanic, visionary, and ingeniously household.

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Download E-books The Goethe Treasury: Selected Prose and Poetry (Dover Books on Literature & Drama) PDF

Best recognized this present day because the writer of Faust, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) first exploded into the general public realization with The Sorrows of younger Werther when he used to be twenty-four. He used to be already a revered poet by means of then; and likewise to those varieties, he wrote travelogues, autobiographical sketches, essays, letters, and proverbs in rhyme and prose. This assortment bargains remarkable examples of every style from the nice German writer's prolific career.
The poems variety in subject from younger romantic obsessions to mature reflections on existence. "The Erl-King" and "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" look one of the ballads, and his fiction during this assortment contains the whole textual content of Werther and passages from Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship and different works. different writings function observations on commute in Italy, feedback of the works of Shakespeare and Byron, and letters to family and friends. those delicate translations through Sir Walter Scott, Stephen Spender, Thomas Carlyle, and others have been specifically chosen by way of the Nobel laureate and gigantic of recent German literature, Thomas Mann, who offers an informative introduction.

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Download E-books The Great Enigma: New Collected Poems PDF

By Tomas Transtromer

The gathered poems of 1 of the world's maximum residing writers, Tomas Transtromer, on hand during this finished edition.

In day's first hours realization can clutch the world
because the hand grips a sun-warmed stone.

Translated into fifty languages, the poetry of Tomas Transtromer has had a profound impact world wide, a power that has gradually grown and has now attained a prominence such as that of Pablo Neruda's in the course of his lifetime. but when Neruda is blazing fireplace, Transtromer is increasing ice. The nice Enigma: New accumulated Poems gathers the entire poems Tomas Transtromer has released, from his distinct first assortment in 1954, 17 Poems, via his epic poem Baltics ("my so much constant try to write music"), and The unhappy Gondola, released six years after he suffered a debilitating stroke in 1990 ("I am carried in my shadow / like a violin / in its black case."), to his most up-to-date narrow ebook, The nice Enigma, released in Sweden in 2004. additionally incorporated is his prose-memoir Memories examine Me, containing keys into his intensely religious, metaphysical poetry (like the short passage of insect amassing on Runmaro Island while he was once a teenager). Firmly rooted within the wildlife, his paintings falls among dream and dream; it probes "the nice unsolved love" with the hole up, via refined modulations, of "concrete words."

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