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New Selected Poems And Translations

Author : Ezra Pound
ISBN : 0811217337
Genre : Poetry
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An essential collection of the author's poetry is newly expanded and annotated, with essays by Richard Sieburth, T. S. Eliot and John Berryman. Original.
Category: Poetry

Hymns Qualms

Author : Peter Cole
ISBN : 9780374715786
Genre : Poetry
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“[Peter Cole’s] poetry is perhaps most remarkable for its combination of intellectual rigor with delight in surface, for how its prosody returns each abstraction to the body, linking thought and breath, metaphysics and musicality. Religious, erotic, elegiac, pissed off—the affective range is wide and the forms restless.” —Ben Lerner, BOMB Hymns & Qualms brings together MacArthur Fellow Peter Cole’s acclaimed poetry and translations, weaving them into a helical whole. Praised for his “prosodic mastery” and “keen moral intelligence” (American Poets), and for the “rigor, vigor, joy, and wit” of his poetry (The Paris Review), Cole has created a vital, unclassifiable body of work that plumbs centuries of wisdom while paying sharp attention to the textures and tensions of the present. He is, Harold Bloom writes, “a matchless translator and one of the handful of authentic poets in his own American generation. Hymns & Qualms is a majestic work, a chronicle of the imaginative life of a profoundly spiritual consciousness.” Cole is a maker—of poems and worlds. From his earliest registrations of the Jerusalem landscape’s stark power to electric renderings of mystical medieval Hebrew hymns; from his kabbalistically inspired recent poems to sensuous versions of masterworks of Muslim Spain; and from his provocative presentation of contemporary poetry from Palestine and Israel to his own dazzling reckonings with politics, beauty, and the double-edged dynamic of influence, Cole offers a ramifying vision of connectedness. In the process, he defies traditional distinctions between new and old, familiar and foreign, translation and original—“as though,” in his own words, “living itself were an endless translation.”
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Selected Poems And Translations

Author : Ezra Pound
ISBN : 0571239005
Genre : American poetry
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This edition replaces Ezra Pound's Selected Poems 1908-1969, and offers a revaluation of the poetry by conjoining early and late works within a new overview. Emphasis has also been laid on the interpenetration of original composition and translation within Pound's career, and the edition includes the complete 'Homage to Sextus Propertius' in its original lineation, Pound's early translations from Cavalcanti and the troubadours, and his late translations of the Confucian Odes, Horace and Sophocles. Unlike all previous selections from Pound's poetry, this edition provides annotation for all the early poems as well as a commentary on the later Cantos-indispensable to any reader wanting to follow Pound in his epic odyssey through ancient China, medieval Provence, the Italian Renaissance, the early years of the American Republic, and the darkness of the twentieth century.
Category: American poetry

Selected Poems And Translations

Author : Dante Gabriel Rossetti
ISBN : 041594080X
Genre : Literary Criticism
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For critics like John Ruskin and Walter Pater, Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1892) was one of the great creative figures of the day, a painter and a poet of major stature. Yeats and the young Pound regarded him as an exemplary figure of solitary dedication to art and beauty. He called the sonnet 'a moment's monument', and his best short lyrics are instants of oppressed emotion cut free of time. In this, as in the suggestiveness of his imagery, he anticipates the French Symbolists. He can also be regarded as the founder of modern verse translation, not only for the freshness of his versions but also for his choice of poets---Villon, Cavalcanti and the young Dante. In this selection, Clive Wilmer has made a personal choice, emphasizing the 'pure poetry' of the lyrics at the expense of the more conventionally Victorian monologues and narratives. He has also included a generous selection from the translations, and provided a biographical and critical introduction.
Category: Literary Criticism

Of No Country I Know

Author : David Ferry
ISBN : 0226244865
Genre : Poetry
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Collects new writings as well as poems from the author's books "Strangers," "Dwelling Places," and "On the Way to the Island," and includes selections from his translations of Virgil, Horace, and the Babylonian epic "Gilgamesh"
Category: Poetry

Selected Poems

Author : Ezra Pound
ISBN : 0811201627
Genre : Poetry
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A collection of poems written by the 20th century American poet
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Collected Poems And Translations

Author : Elaine Feinstein
ISBN : 1857545818
Genre : Poetry
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Drawn from 14 volumes of poems published over 30 years, this collection highlights the verse of Elaine Feinstein. Whether recollecting children at play or understanding her jealousy, Feinstein’s work eloquently elucidates her own uncertainties, passions, and concerns. She explores the pressures of living as a poet, wife, and mother, memories of her aging father, and her Russian–Jewish heritage. Through recalling old films or examining her own temperament, her poems contain images and reflections of love and loss. Feinstein’s cultural background also allows her to resuscitate the personalities of such historical Russian literary greats as Pushkin and Tsvetaeva.
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Selected Poems And Translations

Author : Madeleine de l'Aubespine
ISBN : 9780226141954
Genre : Poetry
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Madeleine de l’Aubespine (1546–1596), the toast of courtly and literary circles in sixteenth-century Paris, penned beautiful love poems to famous women of her day. The well-connected daughter and wife of prominent French secretaries of state, l’Aubespine was celebrated by her male peers for her erotic lyricism and scathingly original voice. Rather than adopt the conventional self-effacement that defined female poets of the time, l’Aubespine’s speakers are sexual, dominant, and defiant; and her subjects are women who are able to manipulate, rebuke, and even humiliate men. Unavailable in English until now and only recently identified from scattered and sometimes misattributed sources, l’Aubespine’s poems and literary works are presented here in Anna Klosowska’s vibrant translation. This collection, which features one of the first French lesbian sonnets as well as reproductions of l’Aubespine’s poetic translations of Ovid and Ariosto, will be heralded by students and scholars in literature, history, and women’s studies as an important addition to the Renaissance canon.
Category: Poetry

Bright Cages

Author : Christopher Morley
ISBN : UCAL:B3711177
Genre : Chinese literature
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At The Great Door Of Morning

Author : Robert Hedin
ISBN : 1556595042
Genre : Literary Collections
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Category: Literary Collections