Download E-books Threshold Songs (Wesleyan Poetry Series) PDF

By Peter Gizzi

The voices in those poems practice on the inside thresholds encountered every day, the place we negotiate the unfathomable proximities of figuring out and never realizing, the gulf of seeing and feeling, the uncanny relation of grief to pleasure, and the without borderlines nature of selfhood and culture. either conceptual and haunted, those poems discover the asymmetry of the body’s chemistry and its results on expression and shape. The poems in Threshold Songs track us to the microtonal tune of conversing and being spoken.

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Download E-books Poems Under Saturn: Poèmes saturniens (Lockert Library of Poetry in Translation) PDF

By Paul Verlaine

Poems less than Saturn is the 1st entire English translation of the gathering that introduced Paul Verlaine (1844-1896) as a poet of promise and originality, person who might become considered as one of many maximum of nineteenth-century writers. This new translation, by means of revered modern poet Karl Kirchwey, faithfully renders the collection's heady mixture of classical studying and earthy sensuality in poems whose rhythm and rhyme characterize one of many ideal accomplishments of French verse. Restoring usually anthologized poems to the context within which they initially seemed, Poems less than Saturn testifies to the blazing skills for which Verlaine is celebrated.

The poems demonstrate precocious virtuosity, mingling the points of interest of the flesh with the longings of the spirit. Greek and Hindu delusion cave in to intimate erotic meditations and wickedly satirical society snap shots, mythological landscapes exchange with gritty narratives of mid-nineteenth century Paris, visions of happiness yield to nightmarish glimpses of deep alienation, and genuine and imaginary characters--including Achilles, Valmiki, Charlemagne, and Spain's baleful King Philip II--all determine because the subject material of a supremely formidable younger poet.

Poems less than Saturn offers the extreme devotion and excessive musicality of an artist for whom poetry remained the single real passion.

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Download E-books Selected Poems and Fragments (Penguin Classics: Poets in Translation) PDF

By Friedrich Hölderlin

Friedrich Hölderlin (1770-1843) is now well-known as one among Europe’s ideally suited poets. He first chanced on his precise voice within the epigrams and odes he wrote while transfigured by way of his love for the spouse of a wealthy banker. He later launched into an awfully bold series of hymns exploring cosmology and historical past, from mythological instances to the invention of the US and his personal period. The ’Canticles of Night’, in contrast, comprise enigmatic fragments in an unparalleled type, which anticipates the Symbolists and Surrealists. jointly the works amassed right here convey Hölderlin’s use of Classical and Christian imagery and his exploration of cosmology and historical past in an try to locate that means in an doubtful international.

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Download E-books Benjamin Fondane: A Poet-Philosopher Caught Between the Sunday of History and the Existential Monday PDF

By Michael Finkenthal

Benjamin Fondane: A Poet-Philosopher stuck among the Sunday of background and the Existential Monday examines the existence and paintings of Benjamin Fondane, a poet and a literary critic, a thinker and a playwright, who wrote movie scripts and labored as a director at the level in addition to in motion pictures. furthermore, Fondane used to be lively in cultures, the Romanian and the French. His existential philosophy is extremely proper to the area of up to date Jewish idea, and his literary actions are associated with the twentieth-century eu avant-garde. This publication discusses all of those subject matters and offers heritage for the Romanian and French cultural scene of the interval in addition to finding the author in the context of the dramatic occasions of the 20th century.

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Download E-books Mariana, Portugaise PDF

By Guy Goffette

Que Mariana Alcoforado soit ou non l'auteur des célèbres Lettres de l. a. religieuse portugaise parues en 1669 importe finalement bien peu au regard de l'extraordinaire determine de femme qui s'en dégage, dont quelques trois siècles d'ombres et de lumières n'ont pas terni l'éclat. Pas plus qu'ils n'ont affaibli los angeles ferveur des cris, des suppliques, des mots d'amour de los angeles dame, ni changé d'un iota le cours vertigineux de los angeles ardour. ardour tout humaine et trahie qui trouve dans ces cinq admirables lettres sa plus haute expression – et tous les mouvements contraires de l'âme y sont à jamais réunis.

Il a suffi à un homme d'aujourd'hui de lire ces lettres dans une certaine solitude pour tomber amoureux de ce visage de femme et pour épouser, à travers lui, les transports et les douleurs de l'inconnue.

Ni glose, ni paraphrase, cette lecture amoureuse est un chemin de croix. Les genoux écorchés de l'auteur prouvent qu'il est allé jusqu'au bout de los angeles compassion. Il n'y a pas d'autres reliques.

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Download E-books The Collected Poems of Dylan Thomas: The Original Edition PDF

By Dylan Thomas

The unique and vintage The gathered Poems of Dylan Thomas is out there once more, now with a super new preface by way of Paul Muldoon.

The accrued Poems of Dylan Thomas includes poems that Thomas in my view made up our minds top represented his paintings. A 12 months sooner than its book Thomas died from swelling of the mind prompted through over the top consuming. (A piece of latest instructions background: it was once our founder James Laughlin who pointed out Thomas’ physique on the morgue of St. Vincent’s Hospital.)

due to the fact its preliminary booklet in 1953, this publication has develop into the definitive variation of the poet’s paintings. Thomas wrote “Prologue” addressed to “my readers, the strangers” ― an creation in verse that was once the final poem he might ever write. additionally integrated are classics reminiscent of “And demise Shall haven't any Dominion,” “Do now not pass light into that stable Night,” and “Fern Hill” that experience stimulated generations of artists from Bob Dylan (who replaced his final identify from Zimmerman in honor of the poet), to John Lennon (The Beatles integrated Thomas’ portrait at the conceal of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts membership Band); this assortment even appears to be like within the movie version of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road while it truly is retrieved from the rubble of a bookshelf.

     And loss of life shall don't have any dominion.
     lifeless males bare they will be one
     With the guy within the wind and the west moon;
     while their bones are picked fresh and their fresh bones gone,
     They shall have stars at elbow and foot;
     even though they move mad they can be sane,
     even though they sink during the sea they shall upward thrust again,
     even though enthusiasts be misplaced love shall not:
     And dying shall don't have any dominion.

             (From “And demise Shall haven't any Dominion”)

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Download E-books Prehistoric Digital Poetry: An Archaeology of Forms, 1959-1995 PDF

By C.T. Funkhouser

A novel and significant historic view of the beginning of digital poetry.

For the final 5 a long time, poets have had a colourful dating with desktops and electronic expertise. This publication is a documentary examine and analytic historical past of electronic poetry that highlights its significant practitioners and the ways in which they've got used expertise to foster a brand new aesthetic. Focusing totally on courses and experiments produced prior to the emergence of the area vast internet within the mid-1990s, C. T. Funkhouser analyzes quite a few landmark works of electronic poetry to demonstrate that the rules of today’s so much complicated works are rooted within the rudimentary generative, visible, and interlinked productions of the genre’s prehistoric period.

Since 1959, pcs were used to provide different types of poetic output, together with randomly generated writings, graphical works (static, lively, and video formats), and hypertext and hypermedia. Funkhouser demonstrates how undefined, programming, and software program were used to compose quite a number new electronic poetic types. numerous dozen ancient examples, drawn from the entire main ways to electronic poetry, are mentioned, highlighting the transformational and multi-faceted elements of poetic composition now to be had to authors. This account
includes many works, in English and different languages, that have by no means earlier than been awarded in an English-language publication.

In exploring pioneering works of electronic poetry, Funkhouser demonstrates how technological constraints that may probably restrict the aesthetics of poetry have in its place prolonged and enriched poetic discourse. As a historical past of early electronic poetry and a list of an period that has handed, this research aspires either to persuade poets operating at the present time and to spotlight what the way forward for electronic poetry may well hold.

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Download E-books Luís de Camões: Selected Sonnets (Bilingual Edition) PDF

By Luís de Camões

An important author in Portuguese background and one of many preeminent ecu poets of the early glossy period, Luís de Camões (1524'80) has been ranked as a sonneteer on par with Petrarch, Dante, and Shakespeare. Championed by means of such influential English poets as William Blake and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and well-known in the US through Edgar Allan Poe, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Herman Melville, Camões was once popular for his intensely own sonnets and both severe adventurous lifestyles. He was once banished for dueling and brawling at courtroom, misplaced a watch scuffling with the Moors in North Africa, was once shipwrecked off the coast of India, jailed in Goa, and exiled in Mozambique. all through those own trials, he complex poetry past the Petrarchin version of affection gained and misplaced to put in writing of non-public depression, background, politics, struggle, faith, and the ordinary fantastic thing about Portugal.

The first major English translation of Camões's sonnets in additional than 100 years, Selected Sonnets: A Bilingual Edition collects seventy of Camões's best--all musically rendered into modern, but metrical and rhymed, English-language poetry via William Baer, with the unique Portuguese on dealing with pages'and reintroduces the genius of a poet whom Cervantes referred to as "the incomparable treasure of Lusus." A finished collection of sonnets that demonstrates the entire variety of Camões's pursuits and invention, Selected Sonnets will turn out vital for either scholars and lecturers in comparative and Renaissance literature, Portuguese and Spanish background, and the artwork of literary translation.

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Download E-books Manual of Piety: Die Hauspotille (Brecht, Bertolt) PDF

By Bertolt Brecht, Eric Bentley

Book jacket: identified essentially as a dramatist, Bertolt Brecht used to be additionally a talented poet. those fifty poems--among them many ballads that later turned a part of The Threepenny Opera, Mahagonny, and Baal--reveal the large diversity and flexibility of Brecht's expression. His first and top booklet of poetry, guide of Piety makes use of the conventional type of devotional literature to supply either an irreverant spoof and a major critique of the post-World conflict I eu (and extra in particular, German) tradition that gave upward push to fascism. His ordinarily sly wit combines with mordant social observation to make handbook of Piety Brecht at his so much hilarious--and additionally his so much brutally incisive.

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Download E-books The World According to Itzik: Selected Poetry and Prose PDF

By Itzik Manger, Leonard Wolf

Within the years among 1929 and 1939, whilst Itzik Manger wrote many of the poetry and fiction that made him recognized, his identify between Yiddish readers was once a family observe. known as the Shelley of Yiddish, he was once characterised as being "drunk with talent". This anthology of Manger's paintings seeks to reveal the complete variety of his genius in poetry, fiction and feedback. the amount starts off with an intensive ancient, biographical and literary-critical advent to Manger's paintings. There are then excerpts from a singular, "The publication of Paradise", 3 brief tales, autobiographical essays, severe essays, and at last, Manger's significant poetry - ballads, bible poems, own lyrics and the "Megilla Songs". those works, that have the patina of myths obtained a while in the past, additionally provide glossy mental perception and irrepressible humour. With Manger we take the plunge into the Jewish twentieth century, as he recreates the earlier in all its layered expressiveness and translates it with modernist sensibilities.

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