Complete Poems

By C.P. Cavafy, Daniel Mendelsohn

A unprecedented literary occasion: Daniel Mendelsohn’s acclaimed two-volume translation of the whole poems of C. P. Cavafy—including the 1st English translation of the poet’s ultimate Unfinished Poems—now released in a single good-looking version and that includes the fullest literary commentaries to be had in English, by way of the well known critic, student, and overseas best-selling writer of The Lost.
No smooth poet so vividly dropped at lifestyles the historical past and tradition of Mediterranean antiquity; no author dared holiday, with such taut strength, the early-twentieth-century taboos surrounding homoerotic hope; no poet prior to or in view that has so gracefully melded elegy and irony because the Alexandrian Greek poet Constantine Cavafy (1863–1933). even if advising Odysseus on his go back to Ithaca or confronting the poet with the ghosts of his adolescence, those verses brilliantly make the old personal—and vice versa. To his profound exploration of longing and loneliness, destiny and loss, reminiscence and id, Cavafy brings the historian’s assessing eye in addition to the poet’s compassionate center.
After greater than a decade of labor and examine, Mendelsohn—a classicist who on my own between Cavafy’s translators stocks the poet’s deep intimacy with the traditional world—gives readers complete entry to the genius of Cavafy’s verse: the sensuous rhymes, wealthy assonances, and powerful rhythms of the unique Greek that experience eluded past translators. whole with the incomplete Poems that Cavafy left in drafts while he died—a amazing, hitherto unknown discovery that remained within the Cavafy Archive in Athens for decades—and with an in-depth creation and a valuable remark that situates every one paintings in a wealthy ancient, literary, and biographical context, this revelatory translation is a reason for occasion: the definitive presentation of Cavafy in English.

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Poesía (Spanish Edition)

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Edición de Ana Suárez Miramón, catedrática de Literatura Española en los angeles UNED

Nadie mejor que Góngora outline el espíritu barroco en lo que tiene de extremado: al deliberado gusto por l. a. elipsis, los angeles metáfora y a los angeles oscuridad formal en sus grandes poemas se contraponen los angeles sencillez, el regusto well known y los angeles facundia de sus romances y letrillas. Unos y otros son admirable muestra del talento multiforme de uno de los grandes nombres del Siglo de Oro.

Esta edición incluye una introducción que contextualiza l. a. obra, un aparato de notas, una cronología y una bibliografía esencial, así como también varias propuestas de discusión y debate en torno a l. a. lectura. Está al cuidado de Ana Suárez Miramón, catedrática de literatura española en l. a. Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia.

«¡Oh soledad, de los angeles quietud divina

dulce prenda, aunque muda, ciudadana

del campo, y de sus Ecos convecina!»

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Painted Poetry: Colour in Baudelaire's Art Criticism (Modern French Identities)

By Ann Kennedy Smith

Prior to turning into a poet, Charles Baudelaire used to be an paintings critic; and he made his literary début with the Salon de 1845. Its failure to discover a receptive viewers led him to jot down the groundbreaking Salon de 1846 with its pivotal bankruptcy on color, within which Baudelaire challenged primary severe thoughts of paintings by way of insisting on colour’s complexity, expressivity and modernity. via a detailed studying of his serious essays on paintings, this booklet examines how Baudelaire’s recommendations on color constructed all through his existence and units them within the context of conventional perspectives of color. What impact did the recent medical theories of color concord, filtered via his conversations with Delacroix and different artists, have on Baudelaire? Why did he see Daumier as a colourist, yet no longer Ingres? What made him flip his again on French paintings in 1859 and which artist replaced his brain? Baudelaire’s curiosity in a hugely own type of color symbolism is investigated, in addition to the half that color performs in constructing his later, imperative inspiration of an inventive and poetic mind's eye able to translating all of the arts.

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The Woman I Kept to Myself

By Julia Alvarez

The works of this award-winning poet and novelist are wealthy with the language and affects of 2 cultures: these of the Dominican Republic of her formative years and the the United States of her formative years and maturity. they've got formed her writing simply as they've got formed her lifestyles. In those seventy-five autobiographical poems, Alvarez’s transparent voice sings out in each line. right here, in the course of her existence, she seems to be again as a fashion of knowing and celebrating the lady she has become.

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Six Poets: Hardy to Larkin: An Anthology

The inimitable Alan Bennett selects and reviews upon six favourite poets and the pleasures in their works  

The inimitable Alan Bennett selects and reviews upon six favourite poets and the pleasures in their works
 
during this candid, completely enticing booklet, Alan Bennett creates a different anthology of works through six well-loved poets. Freely admitting his personal younger bafflement with poetry, Bennett reassures us that the poets and poems during this quantity usually are not merely obtainable but in addition hugely stress-free. He then proceeds to end up irresistibly that this is often so.
 
Bennett selects greater than seventy poems by way of Thomas Hardy, A. E. Housman, John Betjeman, W. H. Auden, Louis MacNeice, and Philip Larkin. He peppers his dialogue of those writers and their verse with anecdotes, wise appraisal, and telling biographical element: Hardy lyrically remembers his first spouse, Emma, in his poetry, even though he taken care of her shabbily in actual lifestyles. The fabled Auden was once a powerful and off-putting determine on the lectern. Larkin, hoping to subvert snooping biographers, ordered own papers shredded upon his death.
 
at the same time profound and enjoyable, Bennett’s booklet is a paean to poetry and its creators, made all of the extra stress-free for being instructed in his personal specific voice. its creators, made the entire extra relaxing for being advised in his personal specific voice.

 

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One Hundred and One Poems by Paul Verlaine: A Bilingual Edition

By Paul Verlaine

French poet Paul Verlaine, an enormous consultant of the Symbolist circulation in the course of the latter 1/2 the 19th century, was once essentially the most talented and prolific poets of his time. Norman Shapiro's very good translations show Verlaine's skill to rework into undying verse the essence of daily life and make obtrusive the explanations for his renown in France and through the Western world.

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Sermons and Homilies of the Christ of Elqui (ALTA Series, Volume 1)

By Nicanor Parra

Twin language; English translated by means of Sandra Reyes

no extra fuckin' round. Nicanor Parra: poet, physicist, Chilean.

This is excellent.

*there is a request for Parra's "Antipoems"......
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The poems integrated the following initially seemed as publications
of Estudios Humanisticos de los angeles Facultad de Sciencas Fisicas y
Matematicas de l. a. Universidad de Chile entitled Sermones y predicas
del Cristo de Elqui (1977) and Nuevos sermones (1979).

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Sermons and Homilies of the Christ of Elqui is the 1984 winner
of the Richard Wilbur Prize for the interpretation of poetry and
verse drama. The Prize is given biennially to the most sensible translation
submitted to the festival backed by means of the yank Literary
Translators organization and the collage of Missouri Press.
Translations are selected via a panel of judges for literary and technical
merit as good as for his or her importance of their unique language.

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The Sound of the Kiss, or The Story That Must Never Be Told

Composed within the mid-sixteenth century, The Sound of the Kiss, or The tale That must not ever Be Told, may be thought of the 1st novel written in South Asia. Telugu, the language spoken in cutting-edge Andhra Pradesh quarter of southern India, has a classical literary culture extending over one thousand years. Suranna's masterpiece comes from a interval of severe creativity in Telugu, while nice poets produced strikingly smooth recommendations. the radical explodes preconceived rules approximately early South Indian literature: for instance, that the characters lack interiority, that the language is formulaic, and that Telugu texts are mere translations of past Sanskrit works. utilising the poetic sort referred to as campu, which combines verse and prose, Pingali Suranna's paintings transcends our notions of conventional narrative. "I desired to have the constitution of a posh narrative nobody had ever known," he stated of his nice novel, "with wealthy evocations of erotic love, and likewise descriptions of gods and temples that might be a pleasure to pay attention to."

The Sound of the Kiss is either a gripping love tale and a profound meditation on brain and language. Shulman and Rao contain a radical advent that gives a broader figuring out of, and appreciation for, the complexities and subtleties of this text.

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The Colossus and Other Poems

By Sylvia Plath

With this startling, exhilarating ebook of poems, which was once first released in 1960, Sylvia Plath burst into literature with magnificent strength. In such classics as "The Beekeeper's Daughter," "The Disquieting Muses," "I wish, I Want," and "Full Fathom Five," she writes approximately sows and skeletons, fathers and suicides, concerning the noisy imperatives of lifestyles and the cold starvation for demise. swish of their craftsmanship, splendidly unique of their imagery, and featuring layer after layer of that means, the 40 poems in The Colossus are early artifacts of genius that also own the ability to maneuver, pride, and surprise.

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