Download E-books The Bad Wife Handbook (Wesleyan Poetry Series) PDF

By Rachel Zucker

Rachel Zucker's 3rd e-book of poems is a darkly comedian assortment that appears unsparingly on the problems and compromises of married existence. officially leading edge and blazingly direct, The undesirable spouse guide cross-examines marriage, motherhood, monogamy, and writing itself. Rachel Zucker's upending of grammatical and syntactic expectancies lends those poems an pressing richness and aesthetic complexity that mirrors the puzzles of actual existence. Candid, subversive, and really relocating, The undesirable spouse instruction manual is a vital portrait of latest marriage and the writing existence, of emotional connection and disconnection, of togetherness and aloneness.

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Download E-books Leaves of Grass: The Original 1855 Edition (Dover Thrift Editions) PDF

By Walt Whitman

In 1855, Walt Whitman released — at his personal price — the 1st variation of Leaves of Grass, a visionary quantity of twelve poems. exhibiting the effect of a uniquely American kind of mysticism referred to as Transcendentalism, which eschewed the final society and tradition of the time, the writing is distinctive by an explosively cutting edge loose verse variety and formerly unmentionable material. Exalting nature, celebrating the human physique, and praising the senses and sexual love, the enormous paintings was once condemned as "immoral." Whitman persisted evolving Leaves of Grass regardless of the talk, turning out to be his influential paintings a long time after its first visual appeal through including new poems with each one new printing.
This variation offers the original twelve poems from Whitman's ideal 1855 book of Leaves of Grass. incorporated are a number of the maximum poems of recent instances: "Song of Myself," "I Sing the physique Electric," and "There was once a baby Went Forth," works that proceed to upset traditional notions of attractiveness and originality even today.

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Download E-books Poems of the Masters: China's Classic Anthology of T'ang and Sung Dynasty Verse (Mandarin Chinese and English Edition) PDF

By Red Pine

The vintage chinese language poetry anthology in a good-looking English-Chinese format.

Poetry is China’s maximum artwork, and for the earlier 8 centuries Poems of the Masters has been that country’s such a lot studied and memorized number of verse. For the 1st time ever in English, here's the total textual content, with an advent and wide notes through popular translator, purple Pine. Over 100 poets are represented during this bilingual variation, together with a lot of China’s celebrated poets: Li Pai, Wang Wei, Tu Fu, Wang Po, and Ou-yang Hsiu.

Poems of the Masters was once compiled through the Sung dynasty (960–1278), a time while poetry grew to become the defining degree of human relationships and understanding.

As purple Pine writes in his advent: "Nothing used to be major and not using a poem, no social or ritual party, no political or own occasion used to be thought of entire with out a few well-chosen phrases that summarized the complexities of the chinese language imaginative and prescient of truth and associated that imaginative and prescient with the beat in their hearts . . . [Poetry’s] maximum flowering was once within the T’ang and Sung, whilst by surprise it was once far and wide: within the palace, on the street, in each family, each lodge, each monastery, in each village square."

"Chiupu River track" through Li Pai

My white hair extends 3 miles
the sorrow of parting made it this long
who may wager to seem in a mirror
where autumn frost comes from

"This worthy textual content can assist us delight in the richness of poetic mind's eye and experience."—Book Magazine, five-star review

"[Poems of the Masters] comprises the chinese language originals, besides commentaries on imagery, quite a few social conventions, historic background—all totally necessary to an entire appreciation of the texts... the right way to technique them is to select one out and allow it drop like a pebble into the good of your brain and listen to the way it resonates."—The Philadelphia Inquirer

"The poems during this striking anthology communicate to us—across an important distance of time and space—of loneliness, good looks, the implications of political motion, the stillness of autumn. crimson Pine's brilliant translations and the readability of his accompanying notes make those poems obtainable and intimate to all of us…Red Pine and the nice humans at Copper Canyon deserve a spot within the Taoist paradise for bringing us this pretty book."—Booksense Recommends

Red Pine is one of many world’s most useful translators of chinese language literature, bringing into English numerous of China’s critical spiritual and literary texts, together with Lao-tzu's Taoteching (isbn 9781556592904) and The accrued Songs of chilly Mountain (isbn 9781556591402).

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Download E-books Cinepoems and Others (New York Review Poets) PDF

Benjamin Fondane was once that rarest of poets: an experimental formalist with a robust lyric poetic voice; a renegade surrealist who used to be additionally a hugely unique existential thinker; a self-consciously Jewish poet  of diaspora and loss, whose final manuscripts made it out of Drancy in 1944 previous to his deportation to Auschwitz-Birkenau, the place he was once murdered, but whose poetry speaks of an overflowing plenitude. This bilingual choice is the 1st quantity of Fondane’s poetry to seem in English, and it encompasses a large pattern of his paintings, from the coruscating and comedian cinepoems of his surrealist years, to philosophical meditations, to poems that during their secular and mystical Judaism confront the historic calamity—and creative triumph—of ecu Jewry.

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Download E-books Alcools: Poems (Wesleyan Poetry Series) PDF

By Guillaume Apollinaire

Alcools, first released in 1913 and one of many few fundamental books of 20th- century poetry, presents a key to the century’s historical past and awareness. Champion of “cubism”, Guillaume Apollinaire (1880-1918) models in verse the sonic identical of what Picasso accomplishes in his cubist works: simultaneity. Apollinaire has been so influential that with no him there may were no ny institution of poetry and no Beat stream. This new translation unearths his complicated, appealing, and totally modern poetry. published with the unique French on dealing with pages, this is often the one model of this seminal paintings of French Modernism at the moment on hand within the usa.

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Download E-books Poetry and Voice: A Book of Essays PDF

Poetry and Voice, with a foreword through Helen Dunmore, is a booklet of essays which fuses severe and artistic remedies of poetic voice. a few participants specialise in severe explorations of voice in paintings through poets reminiscent of John Ashbery, Simon Armitage, Eavan Boland, Carol Ann Duffy, Arun Kolatkar, Don McKay and Dragica Rajčić, and at the musical voices of the lyric culture and of poetry itself. Vicki Feaver, Jane Griffiths, Philip Gross, Waqas Khwaja, Lesley Saunders and David Swann give some thought to their very own poetic procedures of composition, and the advance of the voices of early life, previous age, migration, panorama, bilinguality, and imprisonment. Laurel Cohen-Pfister and Tatjana Bijelić research the character of poetic voice in exile, the necessity for clean voices after conflict and new areas within which poetic voices may be heard. during this overseas assortment, the members supply infrequent and beneficiant insights into internal poetic tactics and exterior results. They interact with inventive debates approximately constructing, wasting and appropriating voice in poetry and procedure the query of what's ‘finding a voice’ in poetry from a number of angles.

The publication will curiosity literary critics, poets, teachers, and undergraduate and postgraduate scholars of literature, poetry and artistic writing.

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Download E-books The Waste Land and Other Poems PDF

T. S. Eliot's masterwork, The Waste Land, holds a widespread position in modernist poetry, because the first of its type, by no means to be equaled. The Waste Land's compelling topics of human melancholy and societal decay make it simply as pertinent this day as while it was once first written. This assortment additionally contains 23 of Eliot's different renowned works, corresponding to the affection music of J. Alfred Prufrock, Portrait of a girl and Gerontion.

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Download E-books Rebel Souls: Walt Whitman and America's First Bohemians (A Merloyd Lawrence Book) PDF

By Justin Martin

In the shadow of the Civil battle, a circle of radicals in a rowdy saloon replaced American society and helped set Walt Whitman at the route to poetic immortality.

Rebel Souls is the 1st ebook ever written concerning the colourful team of artists— regulars at Pfaff’s Saloon in Manhattan—rightly thought of America’s unique Bohemians. along with a tender Whitman, the circle incorporated actor Edwin sales space; trailblazing stand–up comedian Artemus Ward; psychedelic drug pioneer and writer Fitz Hugh Ludlow; and brazen performer Adah Menken, well-known for her bare woman regimen. critical to their occasions, the artists controlled to forge connections with Ralph Waldo Emerson, Mark Twain, or even Abraham Lincoln. This shiny story, jam-packed with unique examine, deals the pleasures of a superb crew biography like The dinner party Years or The Metaphysical Club. Justin Martin exhibits how this primary bohemian culture—imported from Paris to a dingy Broadway saloon—seeded and nurtured an American culture of insurgent artwork that flourishes to this day.

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Download E-books Tristan: With the Surviving Fragments of the 'Tristran of Thomas' (Penguin Classics) PDF

Gottfried's model of this mythical romance--in which Tristan and Isolde probability to drink a magic potion that explanations them to fall in love--portrays Tristan within the around as an enticing and complex pre-Renaissance guy. whereas Gottfried adheres faithfully to the occasions as set down by means of Thomas, his selected resource, he's right over questions of Chrisianity and faith, yet no more.

In truth his character as narrator is oddly elusive and fascinating. A virtuoso stylist, adept in irony and wit, he's refined and nearly unmedieval in placing throughout his personal impressions of a love that transcends the boundaries encouraged by way of Church or society.

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