Download E-books The Nature of Things (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Alicia Stallings

Lucretius' poem On the character of Things combines a systematic and philosophical treatise with many of the maximum poetry ever written. With extreme ethical fervour he demonstrates to humanity that during demise there's not anything to worry because the soul is mortal, and the area and every thing in it really is ruled via the mechanical legislation of nature and never through gods; and that by way of believing this males can stay in peace of brain and happiness. He bases this at the atomic conception expounded by way of the Greek thinker Epicurus, and maintains with an exam of sensation, intercourse, cosmology, meteorology, and geology, all of those topics made extra beautiful by means of the poetry with which he illustrates them.

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 an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts improved by means of introductions and notes by means of individual students and modern authors, in addition to updated translations by means of award-winning translators.

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Download E-books Wind in a Box (Penguin Poets) PDF

By Terrance Hayes

The 3rd choice of poetry from the writer of Lighthead, winner of the 2010 nationwide publication Award

Terrance Hayes is a sublime and adventurous author with disarming humor, grace, tenderness, and very good turns of word. he's a great deal drawn to what it ability to be an artist and a black guy. In his first assortment, Muscular Music, he took the reader via a residing library of cultural icons, from Shaft and fats Albert to John Coltrane and Miles Davis. His moment assortment, Hip common sense, endured those explorations of pop culture, fatherhood, cultural historical past, and loss. Wind in a Box, Hayes’s resonant new assortment, keeps his curiosity in how traditions (of poetry and tradition alike) could be concurrently upended and embraced. The fight for freedom (the wind) inside containment (the field) is the unifying motif as Hayes explores how identification is formed via race, historical past, and spirituality. This new e-book monitors not just what the Los Angeles Times calls the variety of a "bold virtuoso," but in addition the creative fervor of a poet in love with poetry.

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Download E-books Poesía Reunida (POESIA) PDF

Compilación de l. a. poesía esencial de Philip Larkin, el gran poeta inglés de l. a. segunda mitad del siglo XX.

«No acabo de entender a esos tipos que van de universidad en universidad dando charlas y contando cómo escriben sus poemas: es como ir por ahí contándole a todo el mundo como le haces el amor a tu mujer.»

Philip Larkin

Philip Larkin es uno de los poetas capitales del siglo XX. Su tono mordaz y convencional, su mirada inclemente, donde se refleja una emoción honda pero siempre contenida, así como su espíritu urbano, su strange sentido del humor y su capacidad para detectar miserias de l. a. sociedad contemporánea, le han convertido en uno de los poetas más leídos de todos los tiempos, favorito incluso de lectores poco habituados a l. a. poesía.

En este volumen se reúne, por primera vez en castellano, el cuerpo esencial de l. a. poesía de Larkin, desde Engaños, el primer libro en que dominó su voz, pasando por Las bodas del Pentecostés y Ventanas altas, quizá sus dos obras maestras, hasta algunos poemas finales y dispersos, como el estremecedor «Albada», una de las despedidas más lúcidas que jamás se han escrito.

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Download E-books Poems, 1957-1967 (Wesleyan Poetry Series) PDF

By James Dickey

This quantity represents, lower than one disguise, the key paintings of the guy whom critics and readers have special the actual poet of his American new release. For this assortment, James Dickey has chosen from his 4 released books all these poems that mirror his truest pursuits and his progress as an artist. He has additional greater than a ranking of recent poems – in impact, a brand new ebook in themselves – that experience now not formerly been released in quantity form.

Specifically, Poems 1957-1967 comprises 15 of the 24 poems that have been incorporated in his first ebook, Into the Stone (1960); 25 of the 36 that made up Drowning With Others (1962); 22 of the 24 in Helmets (1964); the full 22 within the nationwide booklet Award winner Buckdancer’s selection (1965); and, below the titles Sermon and Falling, the intriguing new poems pointed out above. Seldom can the be aware “great” be used of the paintings of a modern in any artwork. yet without doubt it applies to the poems of James Dickey.

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Download E-books Lingua Barbara or the Mystery of the Other: Otherness and Exteriority in Modern European Poetry (European Connections) PDF

By Johanna Marie Buisson

This publication explores the multifaceted thoughts of otherness, barbarism and exteriority. Is encountering the ‘Other’ nonetheless attainable in a global within which all of us became rootless, disconnected and strangers, alienated from the surface international and from ourselves? Does the query of ‘Otherness’ nonetheless undergo a which means after the deconstruction of the self and the crumbling of the very thought of identification? the writer examines a few significant twentieth-century poetic responses to the violent denial of otherness and distinction in glossy Europe. the parable of Medea is introduced in to mirror upon the tragic background of the come across with the opposite in ecu idea, epitomising the best way rationalist Positivism suppressed the opposite, via both assimilation or exclusion.
The quantity is going directly to discover the idea that of barbarism in language, revealing how a few glossy or post-modern eu poets faced their respective languages with the barbaric - otherness, the skin, the ‘uncivilised’. the writer specializes in 3 twentieth-century poets who skilled barbarism indirectly and whose paintings constitutes a poetic counter-attack and an test at regeneration: Henri Michaux, Paul Celan and Ted Hughes. those poets wrote inside post-modernity in a kingdom of unending displacement and their anguished alienation echoes the plight of Medea - the barbarian among the ‘civilised’ Greeks. Their new lingua barbara grew to become a language of otherness, of inter-space and displacement.

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Download E-books The Complete Poems (Penguin Modern Classics) PDF

By Robert Graves

Publish 12 months note: First released in 1999
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Graves defined poetry as his ruling ardour, and for him love was once 'the major subject and starting place of precise poems'. He created a wealthy mythology the place love, worry, fable and the supernatural play an important function. Intimate but common, passionate but particular, their exceptional alchemy of realism and magic made Graves's poems the various most interesting of the final century. during this version the poems seem with no serious gear or statement.

The quantity represents in its purest shape the fulfillment of Graves's seventy efficient years.

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Download E-books The Collected Poems of Wilfred Owen (New Directions Book) PDF

“The very content material of Owen’s poems was once, and nonetheless is, pertinent to the emotions of younger males dealing with demise and the terrors of war.” —The big apple occasions publication Review

Wilfred Owen was once twenty-two while he enlisted within the Artists’ Rifle Corps in the course of global battle I. by the point Owen was once killed on the age of 25 on the conflict of Sambre, he had written what are thought of crucial British poems of WWI. This definitive version is predicated on manuscripts of Owen’s papers within the British Museum and different data.

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Download E-books Treason PDF

By Hédi Kaddour

Packed with sensuality, erudition, and wit, Hedi Kaddour's poetry arises from commentary, from occasions either usual and emblematic - of up to date lifestyles, of human stubbornness, human invention, human cruelty, of ways the prior invisibly inflects and inflicts the current. With Treason, the award-winning poet and translator Marilyn Hacker offers an English-speaking viewers with the 1st chosen quantity of his paintings. The poetries of a number of languages and literary traditions are energetic and incessant presences within the paintings of Hedi Kaddour, a Parisian in addition to a Germanist and an Arabist. A walker's, a watcher's, and a listener's poems, his sonnet-shaped vignettes usually contain a line or of debate that turns his observations and every poem itself right into a type of miniature theatre piece."

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Download E-books Scritti scelti PDF

By Pietro Aretino

Nato advert Arezzo l'anno della scoperta dell'America, Pietro Aretino è poeta, scrittore e drammaturgo conosciuto principalmente in step with alcuni suoi scritti dal contenuto considerato, all'epoca, oltremodo licenzioso. l. a. sua figura di letterato risulta esser stata amata, ma anche molto discussa e in diversi casi odiata perché percepita come quella di un cortigiano assai spregiudicato e arrivista. L'Aretino muore a Venezia il 21 ottobre 1556. Oggi UTET ripropone una selezione dei suoi componimenti in formato e-book con un autorevole apparato critico. Un'edizione senza precedenti, di altissimo valore.

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Download E-books The Death of King Arthur: A New Verse Translation PDF

“A new usual within the company of bringing the prior again into poetry.”―Tom Shippey, Wall road Journal

First showing round 1400, The dying of King Arthur is likely one of the most generally loved and spectacularly alliterative poems penned in heart English. whereas it really is greater than six centuries previous, this magisterial new translation has eventually given American readers the facility to adventure the elegance and poignancy of the unique. Echoing the lyrical ardour that so exclusive Seamus Heaney’s Beowulf, Simon Armitage has produced a virtuosic translation of a undying masterpiece, one who follows Arthur’s bloody conquests throughout Europe, all of the technique to his excellent or even bloodier downfall. This unprecedented presentation of the best Arthurian story provides to develop into the definitive version for generations to come back.

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