Compilación de los angeles poesía esencial de Philip Larkin, el gran poeta inglés de los angeles 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 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 extraordinary 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 los angeles 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.
Cet specific recueil de poésies donné par Paul-Jean TOULET (1867-1920) se pose à contre-courant de los angeles vie poétique de son époque en utilisant los angeles forme classique de l. a. "contrerime", poème court docket de trois à cinq strophes alternant des vers de huit et dix pieds.
By Sharon Olds
Sharon Olds completes her cycle of relatives poems in a publication instantaneously severe and harmonic, playful with language, and wealthy with a brand new self-awareness and experience of irony.
The beginning poem, with its series of fearsome photos of conflict, serves as a prelude to poems of domestic within which humor, anger, and compassion sing including lyric energy—sometimes comedian, occasionally jam-packed with a type of unblinking forgiveness. those songs of pleasure and danger—public and private—illuminate each other. because the ebook unfolds, the portrait of the mummy is going via a relocating revisioning, top us to a last sequence of elegies of hard-won mourning. One mystery factor is charged all through with Sharon Olds’s attribute ardour, mind's eye, and poetic power.
The health professional at the cell used to be younger, probably on his
first rotation within the emergency room.
On the traditional boarding-school radio,
in the attic corridor, the announcer had given my
boyfriend’s identify as one in every of two
brought to the medical institution after the sunrise
service, the egg-hunt, the crash—one of them
critical, certainly one of them lifeless. i used to be taking a look at the
stairwell banisters, at their lathing,
the necks and knobs like joints and bones,
the varnish the following thicker the following thinner—I had said
Which one in all them died, and now the realm was
an ant’s international: the large crumb of each
second thrown, by some means, up onto
my again, and the younger, drained voice
said my clean love’s name.
from “Easter 1960”
Metamorphoses--the best-known poem by means of one of many wittiest poets of classical antiquity--takes as its topic switch and transformation, as illustrated by means of Greco-Roman fable and legend. Melville's new translation reproduces the grace and fluency of Ovid's type, and its sleek idiom deals a clean figuring out of Ovid's detailed and elusive imaginative and prescient of reality.
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By Leonard Cohen
For the 1st time in paperback--the chosen paintings of the mythical singer, poet, and performer. Stranger song provides a powerful cross-section of Cohen's work--including eleven formerly unpublished poems--and demonstrates definitively that Cohen is a author of surprising intelligence and a strength that transcends genres.
By Brenda Shaughnessy
In her moment publication, winner of the distinguished James Laughlin Award, Brenda Shaughnessy faucets into topics that experience encouraged period after period of poets. Love. intercourse. soreness. The heavens. The lack of time. the bizarre miracle of conception. half confessional, half long island college, and half simply simple lover of the English language, Shaughnessy distills the large questions into sharp rhythms and inviting lyrics. "You're a device, moon. / Now, midday. There's a hero." grasp of various dictions, she dwells right here on quirky phrases, mouthfuls of consonance and assonance—anodyne, astrolabe, alizarin—then catches her readers up brief with a string of strong monosyllables. "I'll take / a yr of that. simply provide it again to me." as well as its verbal play, Human darkish With Sugar demonstrates the poet's ease in quite a few genres, from "Three Sorries" (in which the speaker concludes, "I'm no longer sorry. no longer sorry at all"), to a chain of prose poems on a lover's physique, to the dialogue of a demanding dream. during this caffeine jolt of a ebook, Shaughnessy confirms her prestige as a poet of intoxicating traces, pointed, poignant reviews on love, and compelling summary photos —not the least of that is human darkish with sugar.
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By Gregory Orr
How am i able to rejoice love/ now that i do know what it does? So starts off this booklength lyric series which reinhabits and modernizes the tale of Orpheus, the mythic grasp of the lyre (and father of lyric poetry) and Eurydice, his lover who died and whom Orpheus attempted to rescue from Hades.
Gregory Orr makes use of as his touchstone the statement that myths try and narrate an entire human adventure, whereas whilst serving a objective which resists clarification. via poems of passionate and obsessive erotic love, Orr has dramatized the anguished intersection of countless longings and finite lives and, within the method, explores the very assets of poetry.
When Eurydice observed him
huddled in a thick cloak,
she must have known
he used to be alive,
the manner he shivered
beneath its dead folds.
But what she saw
was the standard: a stranger
confused in a brand new world.
And whilst she touched him
on the shoulder,
it was once nothing
personal, a kindness
To advisor someone
through the halls of hell
is no longer kind of like love.
"A reader strange with Orr’s paintings can be stunned, before everything, by means of the richness of either motion and visible aspect that his succinct, spare poems express. Lyricism can erupt in the middle of desolation."—Boston Globe
When Gregory Orr’s Burning the Empty Nest seem, Publisher’s Weekly praised it as an "auspicious debut for a talented newcomer…he already demonstrates a great regulate of his medium." Kirkus Review celebrated it as "an nearly unbearably strong first publication of poetry" and enthusiastically reviewed his moment publication Gathering the Bones Together, noting that "Orr’s energy is the eloquence of understatement." such a lot lately, his City of Salt used to be a finalist for the Los Angeles instances ebook Award. Gregory Orr teaches on the collage of Virginia.
By Adrienne Rich
Greater than 2 hundred poems accumulated from Adrienne Rich's first six books, plus a dozen others of these decades.
From their first e-book, while wealthy used to be twenty-one, within the prestigious Yale more youthful Poets sequence, the successive volumes of her poetry have either charted the expansion of her personal brain and imaginative and prescient and reflected our tempestuous, unsettled age. Her unmistakable voice, conversing even from the earliest poems with infrequent insurance and precision, wrestles with pressing questions whereas by no means failing to discover new poetic territory.
In Collected Early Poems, readers will once more undergo witness to Rich's victorious statement of the centrality of poetry in our intertwined own and political lives.
By Cesare Pavese
Cesare Pavese used to be considered one of Italy’s nice post-war writers. His poetry used to be revolutionary—both artistically and politically—rejecting the verbal and philosophical constraints of culture and using direct, colloquial language. His topics have been peasants, hobos, and prostitutes, and this bilingual quantity contains the entire poetry Pavese ever released, together with paintings initially deleted by way of Fascist censors. A landmark volume.
Cesare Pavese (1908-50) was once a novelist, poet, and translator and an immense literary determine in post-war Italy. He introduced American impression to Italian literature via his translations. Pavese’s flight from the Fascists and next confinement have been mirrored in his writings, which handled social fight and printed his sympathy for the oppressed. He dedicated suicide on the peak of his literary powers.
Without delay an intimate autobiography and a collective reminiscence of the Palestinian humans, Darwish’s intertwined poems are collective cries, songs, and glimpses of the human . Why Did you allow the pony on my own? is a poetry of fable and heritage, of exile and suspended time, of an id guaranteed to his displaced humans and to the wealthy Arabic language. Darwish’s poems – particular and symbolic, uncomplicated and profound – are old glimpses, existential queries, chants of discomfort and injustice of a humans separated from their land.