By Seamus Heaney
Seamus Heaney's new assortment begins "In an age of naked fingers and forged iron" and ends as "The automated lock / clunks shut" within the eerie new stipulations of a menaced twenty-first century. of their haunted, nearly visionary readability, the poems assay the load and value of what has been held within the hand and within the reminiscence. photographs out of a early life spent secure from the horrors of global warfare II – railway sleepers, a sledgehammer, the "heavyweight / Silence" of "Cattle out in rain" – are coloured by way of a strongly modern feel that "Anything can happen," and different photos from the harmful current – a trip at the Underground, a melting glacier – are fraught with this comparable anxiety.
But District and Circle, which incorporates a variety of prose poems and translations, deals resistance because the poet gathers his staying powers and stands his floor within the hiding areas of affection and excited language. In a chain like "The Tollund guy in Springtime" and in different poems which "do the rounds of the district" – its recognized roads and rivers and timber, its well-known and unusual ghosts – the gravity of memorial is reworked into the grace of recollection. With extra savor and conviction than ever, Seamus Heaney continues his belief within the obduracy of workaday realities and the secret of daily renewals.
District and Circle is the winner of the 2007 Poetry Now award and the 2006 T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry.
*First released hardcover 2006*
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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Equivalente a aproximadamente a hundred ninety págs. de um livro impresso (tamanho A5).
[sumário, com índice ativo]
- Sinais usados na transcrição do texto
- Cap.1: Não há sono no mundo
- Cap.2: O universo não é meu: sou eu
- Cap.3: Não sei o que é a Natureza: canto-a
- Cap.4: O marinheiro
- Cap.5: Isso é belo demais para que esteja perto da morte
- Cap.6: Vem sentar-te comigo, Lídia, à beira do rio
- Cap.7: Deus é a alma de tudo
- Agradecimentos finais
By Charles Baudelaire
Among 1855 and his demise in 1867, Charles Baudelaire inaugurated a new—and in his personal phrases “dangerous”—hybrid shape in a chain of prose poems referred to as Paris Spleen. very important and provocative, those fifty poems take the reader on a travel of 1850s Paris, via sparkling cafes and filthy aspect streets, revealing a city at the eve of serious swap. In its planned fragmentation and merging of the lyrical with the sardonic, Le Spleen de Paris might be considered as one of many earliest and such a lot winning examples of a particularly city writing, the textual an identical of town scenes of the Impressionists. during this compelling new translation, Keith Waldrop promises the better half to his leading edge translation of The plant life of Evil. right here, Waldrop’s completely modulated combine releases the tune, depth, and dissonance in Baudelaire’s prose. the result's a strong new re-imagining that's in the direction of Baudelaire’s personal poetry than any prior English translation.
By Paul Verlaine
By Christopher Kennedy
Nietzsche’s Horse is a suite of prose poems that concentrates on longing and loss and their interactions.
"A haunting, advanced, and intensely appealing ebook. Kennedy has a deep realizing of yank longing and the inevitable losses linked to that longing and, simply because he's a strong artist, is ready to make from that loss an excellent victory: this relocating portrait of the human center interpreting itself." - George Saunders, writer of Pastoralia.
By Jim Harrison
#1 at the Poetry starting place Bestseller checklist; a Michigan awesome publication; a la occasions e-book Prize finalist.
"A fantastically mysterious inquiry."—Booklist
"Songs of Unreason, Harrison's newest selection of poetry, is an excellent safety of the probabilities of living."—The commercial employee e-book Review
"As in all strong poetry, Harrison's traces linger to be ruminated upon a 3rd or fourth time, with each one new interpreting revealing extra substance and elevating extra questions."—Library Journal
Jim Harrison's compelling and provocative Songs of Unreason explores what it capacity to inhabit the area in atavistic, primitive, and totemistic methods. "This may be traumatic to the learned," Harrison admits. utilizing interconnected suites, short lyrics, and rollicking narratives, Harrison's passions and concerns—creeks, thickets, time's effervescence, generic love—emerge by way of turns painful and celebratory, localized and exiled.
From "Suite to Unreason":
Where's my medication bag? it is both hiddenor does not exist. within are stories of earth: corn pollen, a undergo claw, an umbilical wire. in the event that they exist they assist me experience the darkheavens of this lifestyles. Such fragile wings.
Jim Harrison is the writer of thirty books, together with Legends of the Fall and River Swimmer, and has served because the nutrition columnist for Esquire. Harrison divides his time among Montana and southern Arizona.
By Ilan Stavans
A significant new bilingual version of the Peruvian poet's work
Cesar Vallejo is likely one of the best-known Latin American poets of the 20th century. tough, excessive, and tough to translate, Vallejo's paintings has frequently been overshadowed by means of his fervent endorsement of communism. famous pupil Ilan Stavans tackles the avant- garde poet's politics head-on in an enlightening new advent that areas Vallejo in his right literary context, whereas Margaret Sayers Peden's new translation does complete justice to Vallejo's complicated literary sort. together with Spanish and English types of greater than 80 poems that span the arc of his profession, this quantity is bound to develop into the best choice of Vallejo's paintings for years to come.
For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the top writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the simplest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts stronger by way of introductions and notes by means of unusual students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by way of award-winning translators.
By Tim Dayton
The booklet of the Dead by means of Muriel Rukeyser used to be released as a part of her 1938 quantity U.S. 1. The poem, that's essentially the most formidable and least understood paintings of Depression-era American verse, commemorates the worst commercial coincidence in U.S. heritage, the Gauley Tunnel tragedy. during this bad catastrophe, an undetermined variety of men—likely someplace among seven-hundred and 800—died of acute silicosis, a lung affliction brought on by lengthy inhalation of silica dirt, after engaged on a tunnel undertaking in Fayette County, West Virginia, within the early 1930s.
After a long time of relative forget, The publication of the Dead has lately back to print and has develop into the topic of serious realization. In Muriel Rukeyser’s “The ebook of the Dead,” Tim Dayton maintains that learn by means of characterizing the literary and political global of Rukeyser on the time she wrote The ebook of the Dead.
Rukeyser’s poem basically emerges from Nineteen Thirties radicalism, in addition to from Rukeyser’s deeply felt calling to poetry. After describing the area from which the poem emerged, Dayton units up the elemental real issues with which the poem is worried, detailing the situations of the Gauley Tunnel tragedy, and establishes a framework derived from the classical tripartite department of the genres—epic, lyric, and dramatic. via this framework, he sees Rukeyser providing a multifaceted mirrored image upon the importance, relatively the historic importance, of the Gauley Tunnel tragedy. For Rukeyser, that catastrophe was once the logo of a historical past during which those that do the paintings of the realm are denied regulate of the sizeable powers they convey into being.
Dayton additionally stories the serious reception of The ebook of the Dead and determines that whereas the modern reaction was once combined, such a lot reviewers felt that Rukeyser had definitely tried whatever of worth and value. He can pay specific cognizance to John Wheelwright’s serious overview and to the defenses of Rukeyser introduced within the Nineteen Eighties and Nineties by way of Louise Kertesz and Walter Kalaidjian. the writer additionally examines the connection among Marxism as a thought of historical past governing The publication of the Dead and the poem itself, which offers a imaginative and prescient of history.
Based upon basic scholarship in Rukeyser’s papers, a detailed examining of the poem, and Marxist thought, Muriel Rukeyser’s “The publication of the Dead” deals a accomplished and compelling research of The booklet of the useless and will most likely stay the definitive paintings in this poem.
By Edward Lear, Holbrook Jackson
Here is each line of each nonsense publication written by way of Edward Lear. in one quantity you get "A booklet of Nonsense," "Nonsense Songs," "More Nonsense Songs," "Laughable Lyrics," and "Nonsense Songs and tales. No different low-price variation bargains this whole collection.
You will meet such outdated favorites as "The Dong With a Luminous Nose," "The Jumblies," "The Owl and the Pussycat," "The Nutcrackers and the Sugar Tongs," and "The historical past of the Seven younger Owls." 200 and fourteen limericks are in the following besides, each one illustrated with the drawing Lear composed especially for it. furthermore, you can find 3 assorted units of Nonsense Botany, 5 Nonsense Alphabets, and dozens of different decisions in either prose and verse.
All 546 of Lear's unique illustrations are during this quantity. With masterful simplicity and obvious naiveté they inform of the dreamlike never-never land of early life. Many Lear fanatics retain that during those drawings the Laureate of Nonsense gave upward push to a whole new variety. Their effect has definitely been frequent, with echoes of Lear to be visible within the paintings of Thurber, Steinberg, Phil may well, Bateman, and different artists and illustrators.
It has been 100 years in view that Edward Lear, the recommend of illogic, first grew to become identified to a large public. youngsters who begged to have his verses learn to them have grown as much as learn Lear to their very own youngsters — and to find that his whimsy, mind's eye, and originality have their appeal for the grownup brain as well.
By Rainer Maria Rilke
Who, if I cried out, might listen me one of the angelic
orders? or even if considered one of them pressed me
suddenly to his center: i might be consumed
in that overwhelming life. For attractiveness is nothing
but the start of terror, which we will simply slightly endure,
and we stand in awe of it because it coolly disdains
to damage us. each angel is terrifying.
-from "The First Elegy"
Over the final fifteen years, in his volumes of New Poems in addition to in The ebook of Images and Uncollected Poems, Edward Snow has emerged as certainly one of Rainer Maria Rilke's so much capable English-language interpreters. In his translations, Snow adheres faithfully to the purpose of Rilke's German whereas developing nuanced, colloquial poems in English.
Written in a interval of religious quandary among 1912 and 1922, the poems that compose the Duino Elegies are those most often pointed out with the Rilkean sensibility. With their symbolic landscapes, prophetic proclamations, and unsettling depth, those advanced and haunting poems rank one of the awesome visionary works of the century.