Alcools: Poems (Wesleyan Poetry Series)

By Guillaume Apollinaire

Alcools, first released in 1913 and one of many few integral books of 20th- century poetry, offers a key to the century’s background and attention. Champion of “cubism”, Guillaume Apollinaire (1880-1918) models in verse the sonic an identical of what Picasso accomplishes in his cubist works: simultaneity. Apollinaire has been so influential that with out him there may were no big apple tuition of poetry and no Beat stream. This new translation unearths his advanced, attractive, and fully modern poetry. published with the unique French on dealing with pages, this can be the one model of this seminal paintings of French Modernism presently on hand within the usa.

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Stars and Other Signs

By Marie Borroff

In those poems, written over a interval of 50 years, Marie Borroff addresses such topics because the celerity of time, outdated age, paintings, literary neighbors, and her loved New England panorama. The poems relish sound and shape, at the same time they unsettle and disturb.

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Reading Visual Poetry

By Willard Bohn

Visual poetry should be outlined as poetry that's intended to be noticeable. Combining portray and poetry, it makes an attempt to synthesize the rules underlying each one self-discipline. visible poems are instantly recognizable by way of their refusal to stick to a rectilinear grid and via their tendency to flout their plasticity. not like conventional poetry, they're conceived not just as literary works but additionally as artworks. even though they proceed to supply visible cues that relief in decoding the textual content, they functionality concurrently as visible compositions. even if the visible parts shape a rudimentary trend or whether or not they represent a hugely refined layout, they remodel the poem right into a photograph. Reading visible Poetry examines works created in Spain, Latin the US, France, Italy, Brazil, and the us. whereas it makes an attempt to recreate the historic and cultural context surrounding all the works in query, it truly is conceived essentially as a chain of readings-or really as a chain of readings approximately studying. This e-book seeks to interpret a few poems, which, regardless of their obvious simplicity, could be tricky to decipher. It explores the method of interpretation itself, which, just like the compositions, should be strangely complex.

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The Dawn Breakers / Les Matinaux (Bloodaxe Contemporary French Poets)

French/English parallel texts. Char is considered some of the most vital sleek French poets. widespread by means of Heidegger for the profundity of his poetic philosophy, he used to be additionally a hero of the French Resistance. linked to the surrealist flow, he wrote poetry which confronts the key 20th century ethical, political, and creative matters with a simplicity of imaginative and prescient and expression that owes a lot to the poet-philosophers of old Greece.

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Failure

By Philip Schultz

This wonderful Pulitzer Prize–winning assortment supplies voice to failure with a wry, deft contact from certainly one of this country’s most tasty and uncompromising poets. In Failure, Philip Schultz inspires the pleasures of family,marriage, shores, and canine; manhattan urban within the Nineteen Seventies; revolutions either inside and external; and the terrors of 11th of September with a compassion that demonstrates he's a grasp of the bittersweet and fierce, the wondrous and direct, and the brilliantly provocative. jam-packed with poems of "heartbreaking tenderness that [go] past mere pity" (Gerald Stern), Failure is a suite to relish from this significant American poet.

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Poèmes érotiques : Les Amies, Femmes, Hombres, Filles

By Paul Verlaine

Du corps humain auquel il rend hommage, Verlaine fait jaillir une céleste musique. Corps de femmes, corps de garçons rêvés. aimés. dont chaque versant, chaque pli désigne un chemin à explorer, un paysage à parcourir. Avec l. a. grâce d'une rivière paresseuse ou los angeles rage d'un torrent tumultueux, le désir coule entre les lignes, invitant au voyage de l. a. sensualité et du plaisir. Ces poèmes furent écrits et publiés clandestinement à différents moments de los angeles vie de Verlaine, de 1868 à 1890.

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The Tennis Court Oath: A Book of Poems (Wesleyan Poetry Program)

By John Ashbery

John Ashbery writes like nobody else between modern American poets. within the building of his elaborate styles, he makes use of phrases a lot because the modern painter makes use of shape and colour- phrases painstakingly selected as conveyors of particular that means, now not as representations of sound. those associated in unforeseen juxtapositions, initially look unrelated or even anarchic, after all create via their clashing interaction a constitution of wonderful brilliance and robust emotional influence. From this preoccupation arises a poetry that passes past traditional limits right into a hugely person realm of effectiveness, one who could be approximately likened to the visible international of Surrealist portray. a few will locate Mr. Ashbery's paintings tricky, even forbidding; yet people who find themselves delicate to new instructions in principles and the humanities will realize right here a lot to quicken and enjoyment them.

A thirty fifth anniversary version of vintage paintings from a celebrated American poet who has bought the Pulitzer Prize, the nationwide publication Award, and the nationwide e-book Critics Circle Award. John Ashbery's moment e-book, The Tennis court docket Oaths, first released through Wesleyan in 1962, is still a touchstone of latest avant-garde poetry.

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Twas the Night Before Christmas: A Visit from St. Nicholas

By Clement C. Moore, Jessie Willcox Smith

Author note: Illustrated by means of Jessie Willcox Smith
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This is the beautiful unique variation with illustrations through Jessie Willcox Smith that used to be first released in 1912. Illustrated lining-papers. This digitial model was once kindly addd to the web archive by way of NYpl. The excessive snapshot caliber should be seen on-line (Internet Archive - name quantity: 602702).

The identify has been re-released time and again through the years with many alternative illustrators.

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Chamber Music

By James Joyce

This booklet used to be switched over from its actual variation to the electronic structure via a neighborhood of volunteers. you could locate it at no cost on the internet. buy of the Kindle variation contains instant supply.

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Stranger Music: Selected Poems and Songs

By Leonard Cohen

For the 1st time in paperback--the chosen paintings of the mythical singer, poet, and performer. Stranger track offers a powerful cross-section of Cohen's work--including eleven formerly unpublished poems--and demonstrates definitively that Cohen is a author of staggering intelligence and a strength that transcends genres.

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