Category: Poetry

  • Download E-books Poesía y prosa (Spanish Edition) PDF

    José Asunción Silva ocupa un lugar de honor en las letras hispanoamericanas y, al lado de Rubén Darío, puede ser considerado como el precursor de ese gran movimiento literario y cultural que fue el modernismo en América Latina. Su obra, escrita casi toda en los angeles Bogotá provinciana y pacata de finales del siglo XIX, es, entre otras cosas, una rebelión contra todo aquello que obstruía el desarrollo de una personalidad independiente y creativa, lo que explica el carácter contradictorio y pesimista de una buena parte de ella.

    La selección y el prólogo que ofrecemos al lector fueron elaborados por el escritor Eduardo Camacho Guizado, autor de varios ensayos sobre Silva. Los textos en prosa y los poemas escogidos recogen lo más representativo del poeta, y el estudio preliminar constituye una valiosa aproximación a uno de los mayores exponentes de l. a. lírica colombiana.
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  • Download E-books Women Poets in Ancient Greece and Rome PDF

    By Ellen Greene

    Although Greek society used to be mostly male-dominated, it gave upward thrust to a robust culture of girl authorship. ladies poets of historic Greece and Rome have lengthy involved readers, although a lot in their poetry survives merely in fragmentary form.

    This pathbreaking quantity is the 1st selection of essays to envision nearly all surviving poetry via Greek and Roman girls. It elevates the prestige of the poems via demonstrating their intensity and artistry. Edited and with an advent through Ellen Greene, the quantity covers a wide time span, starting with Sappho (ca. 630 b.c.e.) in archaic Greece and increasing to Sulpicia (first century B.C.E.) in Augustan Rome. of their analyses, the individuals situate the feminine poets in a longtime male culture, yet additionally they show their particularly “feminine” views. regardless of hoping on literary conference, the feminine poets usually defy cultural norms, conversing of their personal voices and transcending their positions as items of derision in male-authored texts. of their leading edge reworkings of verified kinds, girls poets of historical Greece and Rome will not be mere imitators yet creators of a unique and unique physique of work.

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  • Download E-books Theory of Tables PDF

    By Michael Palmer, Emmanuel Hocquard

    This isn't my experiment. This used to be despatched to me through a friend.

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    The appealing little paintings now ahead of us was once initially revealed in France, in a way unknown, via P.O.L., a well-known writer of avant garde poetry. the current version, introduced out through a newcomer within the box, is in any occasion tremendously neat and convenient--we presume that it potential to be not anything more.

    The series contains fifty one poems, every one created from a random development of one-, - and three-line stanzas, and without poem extending past a unmarried web page. right names abound, often first names and position names, and there are various references to envelopes, to glass, to pebbles, and to images. holiday and friendship are the superficial motifs of this autobiographical paintings, whose designated size conforms to the author's age on the time of composition.

    The fifty one poems are each one imprinted on the recto of a web page whose verso is still white, developing the influence of an en face translation--with this distinction, that the English displays a clean unique, an empty web page. Given Mr. Hocquard's intentions, the presentation is an apt one. His afterword, "Grammatical Unrest," describes idea of Tables as a "continuation" of the author's translation of Michael Palmer's Baudelaire sequence into French. because the English model of the current poem has been rendered by means of this self-same Mr. Palmer, we'd additionally infer that Palmer's conception of Tables is usually a continuance of Baudelaire Series--his personal continuation. despite the fact that which may be, the connection among translation and unique, among unique and its resource of proposal, is particularly a lot at factor. Accuracy isn't the element; that's, the e-book itself, giving one textual content basically, in a single language, doesn't invite the reader to gauge discrepancy, to make comparability. comparability, discrepancy, accuracy--what i'd name tabular reading--are issues of the series, yet now not its element. To learn in a tabular model may suggest getting into the paintings, whereas Mr. Hocquard's goal--and maybe Mr. Palmer's also--is to maintain the reader at an admiring distance, with recognition keen on the skin. (The version is painting--looking at work in a museum.) let's imagine even more in this topic, yet area doesn't let. This, at the least, is Mr. Hocquard's Theory.

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    Michael Palmer is the Paul Auster of poetry. not just is there a tenacious deadpan and superficial strength to his poems (reminiscent of Auster's detective novels), there's a related manipulation of plot that drives Palmer's poetic initiatives, during which his major motivation seems to be the discharge of which means into ephemeral air, the place it momentariy scintillates earlier than vanishing. one in all Palmer's latest efforts, a translation of Emmanuel Hocquard's idea of Tables, isn't any exception. an outline of the publication reads like a summary to the most recent Auster novel: whereas translating into French the "Baudelaire Series" that makes up a part of Palmer's sunlight, Hocquard came upon himself inspired, instead of being prompted by means of it, which he describes as a extra passing . Hocquard confesses: "Translating Baudelaire sequence, I had the sensation, dreamlike, that i used to be writing a booklet i used to be no longer writing."[1] thought of Tables, he claims, is his imaginary "continuation" of sunlight. Or, photographically talking, "Sun used to be the unfavorable from which i started to print this thought of Tables."

    Hocquard, notwithstanding underwhelmingly represented in American translations, has an important physique of poetry, a few twenty books, to talk for him. he's additionally some of the most major proselytizers of postmodern American avant-garde poetry in French, essentially via his modifying of 2 influential anthologies, 21 + 1 poetes americains d'aujourd'hui and forty nine + 1 poetes americains d'aujourd'hui. And, after all, in addition to being Palmer's translator, he's the translator of others--among them Paul Auster. one in every of Hocquard's first appearances in the US used to be in Auster's brilliant Random condo publication of 20th Century French Poetry, with accompanying translations through none except Michael Palmer. Who greater, given all this, to translate Theorie des Tables than Palmer? Cryptic verses from his "Baudelaire Series" begin the series: "You are professor of watery tablets."[2] idea of Tables, it kind of feels, is Palmer's poem to start with.

    Translation as writing is Hocquard's after which Palmer's subject during this e-book, a strategy constituted of an archaeological bricolage undertaken whereas on holiday. this is often the idea of tables. Hocquard describes how in the summertime of 1989, he all started amassing pebbles at the Greek islands of Delos and Paros; each one pebble he put in an envelope on which he marked the date, position, and time the pebble was once accrued. He persevered his accumulating in Leningrad and Moscow, and on the volcano at Madeira. Hocquard writes within the "Afterword" to conception of Tables:

    At domestic, I emptied individually the contents of the envelopes onto tables, and immersed myself within the contemplation (theory) of pebbles. For months I saw them and dedicated my observations to writing. I had develop into, in sum, the translator of pebbles.

    In translating the pebbles into poems, Hocquard depends upon the instruments of the collector, ever-present within the fifty-one poems that make up idea of Tables: pictures, lists, annotations, envelopes, the pebbles themselves, the desk on which he observes them. All of those give a contribution to the moving association of info from which he makes poems.
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  • Download E-books His Day Is Done: A Nelson Mandela Tribute PDF

    By Maya Angelou

    He used to be a son of Africa who grew to become father to a country and, for billions of individuals all over the world, a beacon of wish, braveness, and perseverance within the face of competition. Now, acclaimed poet Maya Angelou honors the existence and memorable soul of Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa and Nobel laureate.
     
    In His Day is Done, Angelou provides an authentically heartfelt and chic tribute to Mandela, who stood as David to the potent Goliath of Apartheid and who, after twenty-seven years of unjust imprisonment at the infamous Robben Island, emerged with “His stupendous middle intact / His gargantuan will / Hale and hearty” to guide his humans right into a new era.
     
    This poignant paintings of gratitude and remembrance bargains condolences to the resilient humans of South Africa at the lack of their liked “Madiba” and celebrates a guy like no different, whose existence and paintings replaced the world.

    Praise for His Day Is Done
     
    “Moving and heartfelt.”The Washington Post
     
    “A robust, gripping tribute.”NewsOne
     
    “[His Day is completed captures] what percentage have been feeling.”BBC News
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  • Download E-books Akiane-My Dream Is Bigger Than I: Memories of Tomorrow PDF

    By Akiane Kramarik

    Starting on the age of four Akiane's brain has been choked with precise imaginative and prescient of God, Angels, Heaven and Earth .... lots of those are mirrored on in the pages of
    "My Dream is greater than I" .

    This 329 web page assortment includes Akiane's desires, visions, poetry, aphorisms, and philosophical reflections from the a while of 7 via years outdated. This quantity additionally comprise 15 pages of images of Akaine, her work and specified occasions.

    Akiane is taken into account through many to be the youngest binary genius in either poetry and realist artwork in recorded background. Early on Akiane has been inducted into "The childrens corridor of Fame" and is a celebrated poet and global well known artist whose first masterpiece titled "Prince of Peace" is featured in the bestselling publication and film titled "Heaven is for Real"

    Never uncovered to religious issues, all at once, on the age of 4, Akiane started sharing her designated visions approximately God and occasions in the world. quickly after, she begun describing them although paintings and poetry
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  • Download E-books Poems of Nazim Hikmet PDF

    By Nazim Hikmet

    "A major sleek Turkish poet, Hikmet (1902-1963) as soon as wrote from criminal, "In the 20th century / grief lasts / at such a lot a year." First jailed in 1924 on the age of twenty-two for engaged on a leftist journal, he spent 18 years incarcerated. Hikmet used to be offered the area Peace Prize in 1950, a similar 12 months as he received his unencumber from reformatory, merely to be exiled from Turkey in 1951 for the final thirteen years of his lifestyles. The poet obviously by no means misplaced his religion in social justice. His love of lifestyles it seems that didn't weaken, and his poems resonate with its energy: "Shot via ten years of bondage like a bullet, / . . . my middle continues to be an analogous center, my head nonetheless an analogous head." yet to think about Hikmet a political poet simply is to overlook his reward, and a temperament contaminated with pleasure. In "Occupation" he writes, "In the afternoon warmth I choose olives, / the leaves the most lovable of vegetables: / I'm mild from head to toe." The translations via Blasing and Mutlu Konak exhibit the ability and originality of the paintings; there aren't any vulnerable poems right here. As Hikmet grew, he added a richness and humanity extraordinary in its freedom from bitterness"
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  • Download E-books The Second Child: Poems PDF

    By Deborah Garrison

    9 years after the beautiful debut of her severely acclaimed poetry assortment A operating lady Can't Win, which chronicled the growth and predicaments of a tender lady, Deborah Garrison now strikes into one other level of adulthood--starting a kin and asserting goodbye to a extra carefree self.

    In the second one baby, Garrison explores each side of motherhood--the ambivalence, the trepidation, and the enjoyment ("Sharp bliss in proximity to the roundness, / The globe already set aspin, specific / of an entire new life")-- and springs to phrases with the seismic shift in her outlook and on this planet round her. She lays out her post-9/11 fears as she commutes day-by-day to town, maintains to hunt ardour in her marriage, and wrestles along with her emotions approximately religion and the mysterious reward of happiness.

    Sometimes sensual, occasionally succinct, continuously candid, the second one baby is a meditation at the extraordinariness resident within the everyday--nursing infants, lacking the previous, figuring out while to guide a toddler and understanding whilst to permit pass. With a voice sound and clever, Garrison examines a lifestyles totally lived.
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  • Download E-books New Impressions of Africa (Facing Pages) PDF

    By Raymond Roussel

    Poet, novelist, playwright, and chess fanatic, Raymond Roussel (1877-1933) was once one of many French belle époque's so much compelling literary figures. in the course of his lifetime, Roussel's paintings was once vociferously championed by means of the surrealists, yet by no means accomplished the frequent approval for which he yearned. New Impressions of Africa is unquestionably Roussel's so much amazing paintings. when you consider that its booklet in 1932, this extraordinary poem has slowly won cult prestige, and its admirers have incorporated Salvador Dalì--who dubbed it the main "ungraspably poetic" paintings of the era--André Breton, Jean Cocteau, Marcel Duchamp, Michel Foucault, Kenneth Koch, and John Ashbery.

    Roussel all started writing New Impressions of Africa in 1915 whereas serving within the French military through the First international warfare and it took him seventeen years to accomplish. "It is tough to think the huge period of time composition of this sort of verse requires," he later commented. Mysterious, unnerving, hilarious, haunting, either conscientiously logical and dizzyingly chic, it really is really one of many hidden masterpieces of twentieth-century modernism.

    This bilingual version of New Impressions of Africa provides the unique French textual content and the English poet Mark Ford's lucid, idiomatic translation on dealing with pages. it is also an creation outlining the poem's bizarre constitution and evolution, notes explaining its literary and old references, and the fifty-nine illustrations anonymously commissioned through Roussel, through a detective corporation, from Henri-A. Zo.

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  • Download E-books Inferno: A New Verse Translation (New Verse Translation by Michael Palma) (Vol 1) PDF

    "Palma's splendidly readable translation comes with regards to perfection. i am tempted to name it a miracle."―X. J. Kennedy

    not like each recognized translator ahead of him, Michael Palma re-creates Dante's masterpiece in all its dimensions, with out emphasizing a few features over others, rendering Inferno into modern American English whereas preserving Dante's unique triple rhyme scheme. the result's a translation that may be favored for its literal faithfulness and lovely poetic shape, followed through facing-page Italian and explanatory notes. "A outstanding translation; hugely recommended."―Library Journal "I locate Michael Palma's Inferno to be person who i am having a difficult time improving."―Lawrence Ferlinghetti "I imagine hugely of Michael Palma's Inferno....Readers will locate it admirably transparent and readable."―Richard Wilbur
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  • Download E-books Drum-Taps: The Complete 1865 Edition (New York Review Books Poets) PDF

    By Lawrence Kramer

    Walt Whitman labored as a nurse in a military health facility throughout the Civil warfare and released Drum-Taps, his struggle poems, because the battle was once coming to an finish. Later, the ebook got here out in an multiplied shape, together with “When Lilacs final within the Dooryard Bloom'd,” Whitman's passionate elegy for Lincoln. the main relocating and enduring poetry to emerge from America’s such a lot tragic clash, Drum-Taps additionally helped to create a brand new, sleek poetry of conflict, a poetry not only of patriotic exhortation yet of somber witness. Drum-Taps is therefore a imperative paintings not just of the Civil battle yet of our war-torn times.

    But Drum-Taps as readers understand it from Leaves of Grass isn't the same as the paintings of 1865. Whitman lower and reorganized the e-book, decreasing its breadth of feeling and uncooked immediacy. This version, the 1st to provide the booklet in its unique shape when you consider that its preliminary book one hundred fifty years in the past, is a revelation, permitting one in all Whitman’s maximum achievements to seem back in all its troubling glory.
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