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Download Cavafy: 166 Poems: Translated with an Introduction by Alan by Consantine P. Cavafy PDF

By Consantine P. Cavafy

Constantine Cavafy is taken into account the best of recent Greek poets. His poems deal with old, philosophical, and erotic subject matters, occasionally altogether, and proportion a distinct “voice.” This quantity incorporates a clean translation by means of famous classical pupil Alan Boegehold, a translation that captures the fashion in addition to the which means of the Greek, and a foreword discussing Cavafy’s precise values.

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Download Navegar é preciso by Fernando Pessoa PDF

By Fernando Pessoa

Este livro é uma seleção dos textos místicos de Fernando Pessoa:

Pessoa escreveu sobre a alma humana, este é todo o seu misticismo; e conforme tantos outros poetas da alma, para saber realmente quem foram, quem são, teríamos antes de saber quem somos, em nossa essência mais profunda, inefável, transcendente... Teríamos, como os Rumi, as Teresa D'Ávila, os Tagore, os Gibran e os Pessoa, de haver conhecido a Alma face a face.

A Rua dos Douradores não existe em Portugal nem em canto algum, mas existe sempre. Tudo o que foi imaginado existe. E tudo o que foi imaginado no Reino da Alma existe eternamente, existe sempre. Isto que estou a falar não pode ser falado - isto é mitologia pura.

Todos os símbolos da mitologia, afinal, dizem respeito a você: Você enfrentou aos deuses monstruosos de sua própria alma? Você venceu e apaziguou os seus demônios interiores? Você despertou de sua vida de sonolência animal para uma nova vida onde pode ver, finalmente, que há só uma única Alma que está em tudo, e que você mesmo é também uma pequena parte dela?

"Deus é a alma de tudo" - concluiu o próprio guarda-livros num de seus lampejos de consciência desperta... Em nossa essência mais profunda, somos como heterônimos de algum Escritor oculto, somos um com o ser transcendente.

Mas isto que quero tentar dizer não foi dito aqui, e nem em qualquer parte da obra pessoana. Pois isto não se diz com palavras, com cascas de sentimento... Para isto existe a poesia, que diz alguma coisa, sem realmente haver dito.

Este meu translado pela mitologia pessoana foi apenas o querer dizer alguma coisa, e não haver dito nada. Para aqueles que já conheciam a obra de Pessoa, estas seleções talvez tragam algumas boas recordações. Para aqueles que nunca o leram antes, quero crer que estas seleções lhes sirvam como uma "introdução mística" ao seu pensamento. A única coisa que este livro não é, nem pretendeu ser, é um livro acadêmico. Notas de rodapé vocês encontrarão aos montes em outras seleções (nada contra as notas de rodapé nem contra as outras seleções, muitas delas muito superiores a esta, que é apenas uma pequena declaração de amor ao poeta que foi muitos)...

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By Sophocles

George Steiner within the instances Literary Supplement
Anne Carson’s is one of the so much creative, astringent sensibilities in sleek letters. Her paintings encompasses classical and philological erudition, poetry, feedback and translation. Her meditation on Simonides, Paul Celan and the humanities of remembrance is masterly. lower than licence, because it have been, to Ezra Pound, Carson has “translated” the Greek tragic poets and Catullus. Her Sappho might be the main incisive we've. Intertextuality, university, declared and covert citations are instrumental and infrequently enlightening in her “decreations”. Carson’s strategies of montage enlist opera libretti, screenplays, oratorios and philosophical arguments. Pascal is in counterpoint to Artaud; Hephaistos dances a “Hunger Tango”; Gertrude Stein, a titular impact, and Abelard meet. Beckett is pervasive, as are the terrors of emptiness in Antonioni. The reader, the listener is provoked and challenged to the maximum. An Anne Carson build is a palimpsest drawing us into an opaque, turbulent vortex.

It isn't really tough to conjecture what impulses directed her to Antigone. A defiant yet ironized feminism is operative in Carson, as is the subject of singular, unquenchable love among sister and brother. In Nox, an assemblage either extra and no more than a ebook, she erected a baroque monument to her misplaced brother. She has given voice to Electra’s pain for Orestes “screaming in translation”. Now she turns to Antigone’s non-negotiable bond with the unburied Polyneices.

At durations, lightning does strike. Polyneices has been left “sweet sorrymeat for the little lusts of birds”. Fatality has made up of Antigone “Father’s daughter daughter’s brother sister’s mom mother’s son . . . . Doubled tripled degraded in each direction”. Antigone was once “the baby in her birdgrief / The fowl in her childreftgrave-cry howling and cursing”. “Zeus you win constantly win / the full oxygen of strength / Belongs to you / Sleep can't grab it / Time doesn't tire it / Your Mt Olympus glows like one white stone / round this legislations: / not anything giant enters the lives of mortals with out ruin”. Kreon’s “I have demise to do”. The refrain witnesses Antigone’s soul “blowing apart”. The Messenger’s narrative to Eurydice is completely pitched:

Wish i'll say i didn't see the stones shrieking
The lady placing
The boy a bloody lung the
Father on his knees the bolt leaving the wall
sword sinking as much as its personal mouth O my Queen
I didn't see dying marry them ultimately
Oh so shyly
But I did see it.

Kreon ends “perfectly mixed with pain”. Antigone’s infamous apologia, lengthy held to be a later insertion, is deftly certified: “A husband or a baby may be changed / yet who can develop me a brand new brother / is that this a unusual argument, Kreon proposal so yet I don’t be aware of, the phrases develop wrong”. whilst wreck descends on our precarious lives “It comes tolling over the generations / It comes rolling the black evening salt up from the sea ground / And your entire thrashed coats groan”. A pointed argument, a dialectical duel is “marrow as opposed to marrow”.

Translation may still embrace an act of due to the unique. it may have fun its personal dependence on its resource. It concentrates scruple and belief, besides the fact that recreative or anarchic its instincts. it's an informing craft which, occasionally enigmatically, unearths inside or provides to the unique what was once already there – quite the place the textual content has been translated, imitated, tailored a hundredfold. Anne Carson has frequently accomplished this exigent perfect. yet now not this time.

Here, the voice-overs by way of Hegel, Virginia Woolf and Bertolt Brecht are a facile diversion. Kreon’s “new powerboat”, Antigone’s “Bingo”, her wish “to lie upon my brother’s physique thigh to thigh” are vulgarities which subvert this so much grownup, unsparingly formal and radiant of masterpieces. encouraged by way of Hölderlin’s idiosyncratic yet incomparable rendition, Heidegger declared the recognized choral ode at the nature of guy to be the foundational assertion in Western civilization. Elizabeth Wyckoff’s model, one amongst such a lot of, is lucidly attentive. Why Carson’s “customers” rather than “man”? Why this “hilarious cantering” or the all yet overall omission of the cardinal subject, that of the unhoused wanderer (apolis), outcast from the civic fireplace – a subject matter which crystallizes the Sophoclean interpreting of the human condition?

Time and back the sophisticated complexity, the lyric poise of Sophocles’ tragic idiom are sacrificed to populist witticisms: “Okay Teirisias, aspect video game Match”. accordingly the not easy intricacy of the conflicts among private and non-private, legislation and justice, among generations, among women and men, among the archaic and the institutional that have fuelled debate and beauty over the millennia, are slighted or patronized. An intricacy, additionally, inseparable from the sign up of voices, from the polyphony – prosodic, grammatical, stylistic – within the Greek. it's those translation or mimesis needs to confront.

Anne Carson’s colophon is recognized: she “teaches old Greek for a living”. one could in simple terms envy her scholars. (Or may still one?)

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Download Windmills in Flames: Old & New Poems by Tom Raworth PDF

By Tom Raworth

Offering new poems by means of the adventurous, contemporary British poet Tom Raworth, this assortment illuminates the complexity of concept and magnificence current all through his verse. Noteworthy for their confluence of concept, examine, and conception, those poems signify a big touchstone for discussions of British poetry. a number of older poems also are made to be had right here for the 1st time.

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Download Selected Poems and Fragments by Friedrich Hölderlin PDF

By Friedrich Hölderlin

Friedrich Holderlin (1770-1843) is now well-known as one in all Europe's best poets. He first stumbled on his real voice within the epigrams and odes he wrote while transfigured by way of his love for the spouse of a wealthy banker. He later launched into a very bold series of hymns exploring cosmology and background, from mythological occasions to the invention of the US and his personal period. The 'Canticles of Night', against this, comprise enigmatic fragments in an remarkable type, which anticipates the Symbolists and Surrealists. jointly the works accumulated right here exhibit Holderlin's use of Classical and Christian imagery and his exploration of cosmology and historical past in an try and locate which means in an doubtful global.

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Download Made in Detroit by Marge Piercy PDF

By Marge Piercy

A treasure trove of latest poems through one in all our so much sought-after poets: poems that variety from descriptions of the Detroit of her youth to her present existence on Cape Cod, from deep appreciations of the flora and fauna to elegies for misplaced acquaintances and relationships, from a imaginative and prescient of her Jewish background to a hard-hitting tackle today’s political ironies.

In her trademark kind, combining the chic with the gritty, Marge Piercy describes the evening she was once born: “the sky burned pink / over Detroit and sirens sharpened their knives. / The elms made tents of solace over dirty / streets and alley cats purred me to sleep.” She writes in photo, unflinching language concerning the bad, banished now by way of politicians simply because they're not “real humans like corporations.” There are elegies for her peer staff of poets, long gone now, whose paintings she cherishes yet from whom she can't support yet wish extra. There are laments for the suicide of dolphins and for her cherished cats, as she recalls “exactly how I enjoyed each.” She keeps to rejoice Jewish vacation trips in compellingly unique methods and sings praises of her marriage and the small pleasures of day-by-day life.

This is a gorgeous assortment that may please those that already recognize Marge Piercy’s paintings and provide a greatest creation to it should you don’t.

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By Charles Simic

From Pulitzer Prize winner and previous poet laureate charles simic comes a stunning choice of poems as unique, meditative, and funny because the poet himself

This most modern quantity of poetry from Charles Simic, one among America's so much celebrated poets, demonstrates his respected signature style—a mixture of wry depression and sardonic wit. those seventy luminous poems diversity in topic from mortality to private advertisements, from the easy wonders of nature to his youth in war-torn Yugoslavia.

For greater than fifty years, Simic has thrilled readers along with his leading edge shape, quiet humor, and his infrequent skill to limn our inside lifestyles and concisely catch the intensity of human emotion. those lovely, succinct poems validate and make stronger Simic's significance and relevance in smooth poetry.

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Download Jimmy's Blues: Selected Poems by James A. Baldwin PDF

By James A. Baldwin

Ultimately in paperback, this is James Baldwin's in basic terms selection of poems. Baldwin's language is deceptively simple--this poetry is well understood. however the feelings in the back of the phrases visit the center not just of the poet's soul, yet of America's. Readers will see Baldwin right here in either a well-known and an altogether diversified gentle.

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Download The Pages of Day and Night by Adonis PDF

By Adonis

Calling poetry a "question that begets one other question," Adonis units into movement this move of endless inquiry with tough questions about exile, identification, language, politics, and faith. many times pointed out as a potential Nobel laureate, Adonis is a number one determine in twentieth-century Arabic poetry.

Restless and incessant, Adonis explores the discomfort and otherness of exile, a country so whole that absence replaces identification and turns into the exile's simply presence. Exile can take many kinds for the Arabic poet, who needs to perform his craft as an interloper, separated not just from the country of his delivery yet from his personal language; within the current as some time past, that exile can suggest censorship, banishment, or loss of life. via those poems, Adonis provides a gorgeous voice to the silence of absence.

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