The Complete French Poems

Author: Rainer Maria Rilke

Publisher: Graywolf Press

ISBN: 9781555973612

Category: Poetry

Page: 392

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Originallly published as four clothbound editions (The Roses and The Windows, The Astonishment of Origins, Orchards, and The Migration of Powers), this large paperback brings together all of Rilke's French poems, as well as his hitherto unpublished Dedications and Fragments, in an exquisite English translation by A. Poulin, Jr. Before Poulin's important efforts, it wasn't widely known that Rilke—often deemed one of modernity's finest writers for his work in German—also wrote over 400 poems in French. These lyrics were composed toward the end of Rilke's life, after he had produced his masterworks, The Duino Elegies and Sonnets to Orpheus. Yet the French poems are entirely of a piece with Rilke's characteristic themes, subjects, moods, and images. As Poulin notes in his Preface to The Complete French Poems: "The French lyrics [are] small poems of careful attentiveness to the things of this world [and] to the elusive states of being in which the world is poetically transformed."

Duineser Elegien: Ein Metaphysisches Weltbild in Zehn Skizzen

Elegische Suche Nach Sinn Des Lebens Und Zusammenhang

Author: Rainer Maria Rilke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788026856313


Page: 32

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Duineser Elegien ist der Titel einer Sammlung von zehn Elegien des Dichters Rainer Maria Rilke. Ihr Name leitet sich vom Schloss Duino bei Triest ab, wo Rilke 1912 Gast der Gräfin Marie von Thurn und Taxis-Hohenlohe war. Dort entstand die erste Elegie. Elegien changieren zwischen der Darstellung glücklicher Momente - wie beispielsweise in der Liebe -, und der Klage über allgemeine Probleme des menschlichen Bewusstseins. Rilkes ästhetischer Anspruch an die Elegien war die Zusammenführung der traditionellen Forme der Hymne und der Elegie. In den Duineser Elegien entwickelt er ein metaphysisches Weltbild. Der literarische Gehalt der Elegien erschöpft sich jedoch keineswegs in der Ausformulierung eines philosophischen Gedankens, sondern besteht zu einem wesentlichen Teil auch in der Form, in der dieser ausgedrückt wird. Daher kann die bloß paraphrasierende Inhaltsangabe dem Text nicht gerecht werden. Die Duineser Elegien beschäftigen sich mit den Widersprüchen der condition humaine, mit den Widersprüchen in der Existenzweise und den Existenzbedingungen des Menschen. Die menschliche Seinsweise ist für Rilke problematisch, weil die "selbstreflexive Gespaltenheit des menschlichen Bewußtseins," also die Möglichkeit, sich selbst zu betrachten, und die daraus resultierende Unsicherheit sowie das Wissen von Vergänglichkeit und Tod unbegreiflich ist. Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) war ein Lyriker deutscher Sprache. Er gilt als einer der bedeutendsten Dichter der literarischen Moderne. Beeinflusst durch die Philosophen Schopenhauer und vor allem Nietzsche, deren Schriften er früh kennengelernt hatte, ist Rilkes Werk geprägt durch eine scharfe Kritik an der Jenseitsorientierung des Christentums und an einer einseitig naturwissenschaftlich-rationalen Weltdeutung.

When I Go

Selected French Poems of Rainer Maria Rilke

Author: Rainer Maria Rilke

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1532603320

Category: Poetry

Page: 190

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Rilke’s French poetry appears here for the first time in readable, musical versions. Largely unknown and rarely collected, these poems were written during the euphoria Rilke felt after having completed his greatest German works, the Duino Elegies and the Sonnets to Orpheus. At the same time, Rilke was growing increasingly ill with a rare, undiagnosed form of leukemia. He died just four short years into the production of these poems, and death appears in them as “a kindly, unfamiliar figure” to be faced with courage and surrender. Five series of poems are featured: Roses, Windows, Affectionate Tribute to France, Valaisian Quatrains, and Orchards.

Collected Poems in English and French

Author: Samuel Beckett

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 0802198449

Category: Poetry

Page: 160

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This collection gathers together the Nobel Prize-winning writer Samuel Beckett's English poems (including Whoroscope, his first published verse), English translations of poems by Eluard, Rimbaud, Apollinaire, and Chamfort, and poems in French, several of which are presented in translation.

Poetry & Geography

Space & Place in Post-war Poetry

Author: Neal Alexander,David Cooper

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1781388075

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

View: 4189

Poetry & Geography examines the rich diversity of geographical imaginations informing post-war and contemporary poetry in Britain and Ireland. Drawing impetus from the spatial turn in the humanities and social sciences, the fourteen essays collected here appraise the significance of ideas of space, place, and landscape for 'mainstream' and 'experimental' poets, post-romantics and neo-modernists alike. Cumulatively, the book's varied articulations of poetry and geography sketch out a series of intersections between language and location, form and environment, sound and space. Poetry's unique capacity to invigorate and expand our vocabularies of site and situation, of our manifold relations with the world outside us, is described and explored. Bringing together fresh, interdisciplinary readings of poets as diverse as Roy Fisher and R.S. Thomas, John Burnside and Thomas Kinsella, Jo Shapcott and Peter Riley, Alice Oswald and Ciaran Carson, Poetry & Geography sketches a topographical map of shared poetic terrains. It contributes to a fertile set of dialogues between literary studies and cultural geography in which the valences of space and place are open to processes of contestation and reimagining. This new collection of critical essays provides readers with a vital set of coordinates in a complex and evolving field. Key themes include: place and identity; literary cartographies; walking as trope and spatial practice; the poetics of edges, margins, and peripheries; landscape, language, and form.

Introduction to French Poetry

A Dual-Language Book

Author: Stanley Appelbaum

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486119998

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 208

View: 8854

Works by Villon, Ronsard, Voltaire, Mallarmé, Verlaine, Rimbaud, Apollinaire, many more. Full French texts with literal English translations on facing pages. Biographical, critical information on each poet. Introduction. 31 black-and-white illustrations.

Dead French Poets Speak Plain English

An Anthology of Poems

Author: Kendall E. Lappin

Publisher: Leaping Dog Press


Category: Poetry

Page: 293

View: 1821

Poetry. Translated from the French by Lappin Kendall. This eclectic anthology of classic French poems brings together in one volume the complete poetry translations of acclaimed translator Kendall Lappin, Professor of Foreign Languages at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis. Included are works by Villon, Voltaire, Musset, Nerval, Hugo, Ronsard, Lamartine and many others, as well as the complete text of Lappin's earlier collection Echoes of Baudelaire. Dispensing with rhyme in favor of strict adherence to metrics and diction, Lappin's translations strive for and achieve remarkable semantic faithfulness without sacrificing the musicality of the verse. Readers with a sound knowledge of French will find particular delight in comparing the translator's versions to the originals, printed here on facing pages.

French Women Poets of Nine Centuries

The Distaff and the Pen

Author: Norman R. Shapiro

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801888042

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1182

View: 1776

"Original texts and translations are presented on facing pages, allowing readers to appreciate the vigor and variety of the French and the fidelity of the English versions. Divided into three chronological sections spanning the Middle Ages through the sixteenth century, the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the volume includes introductory essays by noted scholars of each era's poetry along with biographical sketches and bibliographical references for each poet."--BOOK JACKET.

The Complete Tales & Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher: Race Point Pub

ISBN: 1937994430

Category: Fiction

Page: 888

View: 8236

The Complete Tales & Poems of Edgar Allan Poe features works from the famous gothic American writer. His works span the years from 1827 to his death in 1849. His often macabre and dark works included "The Raven," "The Black Cat," "The Tell-Tale Heart," and "Annabelle Lee." For Poe fans worldwide, this stunning gift edition has a full cloth binding, foil blocking on the spine, ribbon marker and is packaged neatly in an elegant slipcase. This deluxe edition boasts the entire Poe catalogue.

Complete Poems

Author: Blaise Cendrars

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520065808

Category: Poetry

Page: 424

View: 9019

"At last! A superb translation of one of the great and greatly neglected Modernist poets! The map of Modernist poetry will never be quite the same."—Marjorie Perloff "Padgett's sparkling translations do marvelous justice to the eccentric and exciting poetry of Blaise Cendrars."—John Ashbery

Selected Poems

With Parallel German Text

Author: Rainer Maria Rilke,Robert Vilain,Susan Ranson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019956941X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 358

View: 8493

Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) is one of the leading poets of European Modernism, whose poetry explores themes of death, love, and loss. This bilingual edition fully reflects Rilke's poetic development and includes the full text of the Duino Elegies and the Sonnets to Orpheus in accurate and sensitive new translations.

The Complete Poems of Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Author: Samuel Coleridge

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141916427

Category: Poetry

Page: 656

View: 3769

One of the major figures of English Romanticism, Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) created works of remarkable diversity and imaginative genius. The period of his creative friendship with William Wordsworth inspired some of Coleridge's best-known poems, from the nightmarish vision of the 'Rime of the Ancient Mariner' and the opium-inspired 'Kubla Khan' to the sombre passion of 'Dejection: An Ode' and the medieval ballad 'Christabel'. His meditative 'conversation' poems, such as 'Frost at Midnight' and 'This Lime-Tree Bower Mr Prison', reflect on remembrance and solitude, while late works, such as 'Youth and Age' and 'Constancy to an Ideal Object', are haunting meditations on mortality and lost love.

The Complete Verse

Author: Charles Baudelaire

Publisher: Anvil PressPoetry Limited

ISBN: 9780856464263

Category: Poetry

Page: 470

View: 4427

Les Fleurs du mal, Charles Baudelaire's masterpiece, takes pride of place in this new bilingual edition, with Francis Scarfe's elegant prose versions for support. All of Baudelaire's other collections, occasional and juvenile verse are included. Scarfe's introduction on the man, his circle, and poetry is an ideal entry-point for new readers.


French Cat Poems through the Ages

Author: Norman R Shapiro

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 025209767X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

View: 2459

The French have long had a love affair with the cat, expressed through centuries of poetry portraying the animal's wit and wonder. Norman R. Shapiro lionizes the felines' limitless allure in this one-of-a-kind collection. Spanning centuries and styles, he draws on she-cats and toms, and an honor roll of French poets, well known and lesser known, who have served as their devoted champions. He reveals the remarkable range of French cat poems, with most works presented here for the first time in English translation. Scrupulously devoted to evoking the meaning and music of the originals, Shapiro also respects the works' formal structures. Pairing his translations with Olga Pastuchiv's elegant illustrations, Fe-Lines guides the reader through the marvels and inscrutabilities of the Mystique féline .

The English Boccaccio

A History in Books

Author: Guyda Armstrong

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442668555

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 496

View: 1901

The Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio has had a long and colourful history in English translation. This new interdisciplinary study presents the first exploration of the reception of Boccaccio’s writings in English literary culture, tracing his presence from the early fifteenth century to the 1930s. Guyda Armstrong tells this story through a wide-ranging journey through time and space – from the medieval reading communities of Naples and Avignon to the English court of Henry VIII, from the censorship of the Decameron to the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, from the world of fine-press printing to the clandestine pornographers of 1920s New York, and much more. Drawing on the disciplines of book history, translation studies, comparative literature, and visual studies, the author focuses on the book as an object, examining how specific copies of manuscripts and printed books were presented to an English readership by a variety of translators. Armstrong is thereby able to reveal how the medieval text in translation is remade and re-authorized for every new generation of readers.

Blake: The Complete Poems

Author: W.H. Stevenson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317644352

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 960

View: 5157

William Blake (1757 - 1827) is one of the great figures in literature, by turns poet, artist and visonary. Profoundly libertarian in outlook, Blake's engagement with the issues of his day is well known and this - along with his own idiosynratic concerns - flows through his poetry and art. Like Milton before him, the prodigality of his allusions and references is little short of astonishing. Consquently, his longer viosnary poems can challege the modern reader, who will find in this avowedly open edition all they might need to interpret the poetry. W. H. Stevenson's Blake is a masterpiece of scrupulous scholarship. It is, as the editor makes clear in his introduction, 'designed to be widely, and fluently, read' and this Third Edition incorporates many changes to further that aim. Many of the headnotes have been rewritten and the footnotes updated. The full texts of the early prose tracts, All Religions are One and There is no Natural Religion, are included for the first time. In many instances, Blake's capitalisation has been restored, better to convey the expressive individuality of his writing. In addition, a full colour plate section contains a representation of Blake's most significant paintings and designs. As the 250th anniversary of his birth approaches, Blake has perhaps more readers than ever before; Blake: The Complete Poems will stand those readers, new and old, in good stead for many years to come.