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Download E-books 31 Letters and 13 Dreams: Poems PDF

By Richard Hugo

Richard Hugo, whom Carolyn Kizer has called" probably the most passionate, vigorous, and sincere poets living," right here bargains a unprecedented selection of new poems, every one a "letter" or a "dream." either letters and desires are specific manifestations of alone-ness; Hugo's certain senses of alone-ness, of areas, and of alternative everyone is the forces at the back of his distinctively American and more and more authoritative poetic voice. every one letter is written from a particular position that Hugo has made his personal (a "triggering town," as he has referred to as it in other places) to a pal, a fellow poet, an outdated love. We learn over the poet's shoulder because the city triggers the mind's eye, the friendship is re-opened, the poet's selfhood is explored and illuminated. The "dreams" ensue unexpectedly (as goals do) one of the letters; their haunting pictures supply extra intensity to the poet's exploration. Are we overhearing them? who's the "you" that goals?

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Download E-books Duino Elegies & The Sonnets to Orpheus (Vintage International) PDF

By Rainer Maria Rilke

On hand for the 1st time in one quantity, Ranier Maria Rilke’s so much loved sequences of poems rendered via his so much devoted translator. Rilke is definitely the 20 th century’s most important and compelling poet of romantic transformation and non secular quest. His poems of ecstatic id with the area exert perennial fascination. In Stephen Mitchell’s types of Rilke’s maximum masterpieces readers will notice an English rendering that captures the lyric depth, fluency, and achieve of his poetry. Stephen Mitchell adheres impeccably to Rilke’s textual content, to his formal song, and to the complexity of his inspiration; whilst, Mitchell’s paintings has authority and gear as poetry in its personal correct.

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Download E-books Death Poems PDF

By Thomas Ligotti

Thomas Ligotti’s demise Poems is a curious little publication, a set of morbid poetry by way of the well known author of extreme and literary stories of supernatural horror.... The publication is a diminutive hardcover, conscientiously designed, with gilt-edged paper certain among marbled endpapers, and was once restricted to 333 copies.

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Download E-books Charms Against Lightning (Lannan Literary Selections) PDF

"That feeling of turning into a brand new individual in a distinct position, no matter if it truly is an phantasm, is intoxicating to me, and consistently has been. i like writing approximately areas, yet basically locations the place i do not belong."—James Arthur

Awakening is the topic of this fiery debut concerning the "ghost global" of shadows and personae. a feeling of background, politics, and position is an built-in and vital a part of the full, alive with stirring debts of trip, intimate moments of solitude, and encounters with the ineffable. Romantic in spirit and modern in outlook, James Arthur writes intriguing, rhythmical, elastic poems.

"Charms opposed to Lightning"

Against meningitis and poisoned milk,
flash floods and heartwreck, opposed to daydreams
Against wasting your hands, consuming detergent,
earthquakes, baldness, divorce, against
falling in love with a child
Against lupus and proceedings, mendacity stranded among nations,
against secrets and techniques and frostbite, the burring of trains
that by no means arrive
Against songlessness, your mother's depression,
the demise of the cedars, Siberian crane
Against those talismans opposed to lightning;
the shutters swing, and clack their yellow teeth;
the deep sky welters and the home windows quiver

James Arthur's poems have seemed in The New Yorker, The New Republic, Poetry, and Narrative. Born in New Haven, Connecticut, and raised in Toronto, Ontario, he earned levels from the collage of Toronto, the collage of latest Brunswick, and the college of Washington. he's a up to date recipient of the Hodder Fellowship from Princeton college and lives in Princeton, New Jersey.

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Download E-books The H.D. Book (The Collected Writings of Robert Duncan) PDF

By Robert Duncan

This magisterial paintings, lengthy awaited and lengthy the topic of passionate hypothesis, is an exceptional exploration of recent poetry and poetics by way of one among America’s such a lot acclaimed and influential postwar poets. What started in 1959 as an easy homage to the modernist poet H.D. built into an expansive and specific quest to reach at a poetics that will gas Duncan’s nice paintings within the Nineteen Seventies. A meditation on either the roots of modernism and its manifestation within the paintings of H.D., Ezra Pound, D.H. Lawrence, William Carlos Williams, Edith Sitwell, etc, Duncan’s wide-ranging e-book is mainly extraordinary for its illumination of the position girls performed in production of literary modernism. before, The H.D. Book existed in basic terms in in most cases out-of-print little magazines within which its chapters first seemed. Now, for the 1st time released in its entirety, as its writer meant, this enormous work—at as soon as an encyclopedia of modernism, a reinterpretation of its key avid gamers and texts, and a list of Duncan’s quest towards a brand new poetics—is finally entire and to be had to a large audience.

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Download E-books Meteoric Flowers (Wesleyan Poetry Series) PDF

By Elizabeth Willis

Elizabeth Willis’s new assortment is a beautiful collision of the pastoral culture with the politics of the post-industrial age. those poems are allusive and hard. whereas they have a good time the pleasures of the usual world—mutability, hope, and the flowering of things—they are compounded through a severe knowledge of latest tradition. As we traverse their associative leaps, we find a linguistic panorama that's half backyard, half wasteland, the place a poem can practice its personal average background. Divided into 4 cantos interrupted by means of lyrics and errata, Meteoric plant life mirrors the shape of Erasmus Darwin's 18th-century medical pastorals. In getting to poetry's investigative strength, Willis shifts our cognizance from product to procedure, from commodity to replace, from inherited conference to improvisational use.

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Download E-books Terroir PDF

By Robert Morgan

Robert Morgan has received approval for sonorous poems rooted in his local Blue Ridge Mountains that function taut, forceful, usually haunting imagery and punctiliously chiseled words. The poems in Terroir construct on his past paintings yet succeed in out in different new instructions, exploring reminiscence, kin narratives, the wildlife of timber and woodland animals, and the poetry of labor. Readers of Morgan's fiction will realize many areas, subject matters, and voices, whereas fanatics of his poetry will see a clean strength in poems drawing on technological know-how and folklore, local American heritage, and track. those elegantly written poems have a good time every little thing from the bonds of friendship and neighborhood to the fleeting sparkle of a drop of rain, gaining knowledge of ask yourself within the neighborhood and widely used, the sacred within the daily.

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Download E-books The Pebble Chance: Feuilletons and Other Prose PDF

By Marius Kociejowski

"Kociejowski attracts on all of the features of his existence in those enticing, idiosyncratic own essays ... [that] proffer the reader equivalent measures of autobiography, perception and quirky charm." —Michael Dirda, The Washington Post

In the sport of bocce, irrespective of how intensely you examine the world's floor, there's consistently an opportunity an unseen pebble will knock your ball in an unforeseen path. In those essays, poet, antiquarian bookseller, and celebrated shuttle author Marius Kociejowski chronicles serendipitous encounters with authors, manuscripts, and eccentrics, during which “the curious workings of destiny” and “art's unbidden swerve” intrude to shift the process fortune.

Carried through prepared wit, aphoristic prose, and a wealthy experience of characterization, and that includes likelihood conferences and comedian misadventures with such figures as Bruce Chatwin, Zbigniew Herbert, and Javier Marías, The Pebble Chance is a luxurious delivering of belles lettres exploring the incandescent moments whilst ability and windfall collide.

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Download E-books On the Anarchy of Poetry and Philosophy: A Guide for the Unruly (Perspectives in Continental Philosophy) PDF

By Gerald L. Bruns

Marcel Duchamp as soon as requested if it is attainable to make anything that isn't a piece of artwork. this question returns repeatedly in modernist tradition, the place there aren't any longer any authoritative standards for what might be pointed out (or excluded) as a piece of artwork. As William Carlos Williams says, A poem may be made from anything,even newspaper clippings.At this aspect, artwork becomes philosophy, all paintings is now conceptual artwork, and the manifesto turns into the specified style of modernism. This e-book takes heavily this variation of artwork into philosophy, focusing upon the systematic curiosity that such a lot of eu philosophers absorb modernism. one of the philosophers Gerald Bruns discusses are Theodor W. Adorno, Maurice Blanchot, Arthur Danto, Stanley Cavell, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Michel Foucault, Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, Jacques Derrida, Jean-Franois Lyotard, Jean-Luc Nancy, Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe, and Emmanuel Levinas.As Bruns demonstrates, the trouble of a lot smooth and modern poetry might be summarized within the concept that a poem is made from phrases, no longer of any of the issues that we use phrases to supply: meanings, thoughts, propositions, narratives, or expressions of feeling. Many modernist poets have argued that during poetry language is not any longer a sort of mediation yet a truth to be explored and skilled in its personal correct. yet what kind of adventure, philosophically, may this be? the matter of the materiality or airtight personality of poetic language necessarily results in questions of ways philosophy itself is to be written and how much communitydefines the paintings of art-or, for that subject, the paintings of philosophy.In this provocative research, Bruns solutions that the tradition of modernism is one of those anarchist neighborhood, the place the murals is apt to be as a lot an occasion or experience-or, certainly, another type of life-as a proper item. In smooth writing, philosophy and poetry fold into each other. during this publication, Bruns is helping us to determine how.

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Download E-books The Secret Reader: 501 Sonnets PDF

By Willis Barnstone

Barnstone is unusual Professor of Comparative Literature at Indiana collage and a student, translator and poet who has written greater than forty books. Suggesting right here that formalistic poems "dance in chains" they fight to slide, he checks sonnet buildings as he makes use of them. suggestions are closed mid-line, strange end-rhymes ensue and a few of those 501 choices appear stable brief poems instead of natural sonnets. prepared in 5 teams (History I-V), the poems represent a "public historical past and personal biography," as Barnstone notes within the introductory fabric. the private poems are between its top: of dad and brother, suicides; mom, daughter; areas he's lived. His variety of data informs robust social, non secular and political observation as he writes approximately philosophers, poets (especially yet no longer completely Hispanic and Chinese), demise from AIDS, Tibet, a Stone Age mummy present in a glacier and, in fact, himself ("Do I damage? No. I'll be/ a will-less barn stone cool and on my own"). This prodigous attempt bargains rewards to grazers and those that learn the sonnets so as.

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