Sounds, Feelings, Thoughts

Seventy Poems by Wislawa Szymborska - Bilingual Edition

Author: Wislawa Szymborska

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN:

Category: Poetry

Page: 232

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Translated and Introduced by Magnus J. Krynski and Robert A. Maguire Regarded as one of the best representatives since World War II of the rich and ancient art of poetry in Poland, Wislawa Szymborska (1923-2012) is, in the translators' words, "that rarest of phenomena: a serious poet who commands a large audience in her native land." The seventy poems in this bilingual edition are among the largest and most representative offering of her work in English, with particular emphasis on the period since 1967. They illustrate virtually all her major themes and most of her important techniques. Describing Szymborka's poetry, Magnus Krynski and Robert Maguire write that her verse is marked by high seriousness, delightful inventiveness, a prodigal imagination, and enormous technical skill. She writes of the diversity, plenitude, and richness of the world, taking delight in observing and naming its phenomena. She looks on with wonder, astonishment, and amusement, but almost never with despair.

Sounds, Feelings, Thoughts

Seventy Poems

Author: Wisława Szymborska

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN:

Category: Poetry

Page: 215

View: 460

Translated and Introduced by Magnus J. Krynski and Robert A. Maguire Regarded as one of the best representatives since World War II of the rich and ancient art of poetry in Poland, Wislawa Szymborska (1923-2012) is, in the translators' words, "that rarest of phenomena: a serious poet who commands a large audience in her native land." The seventy poems in this bilingual edition are among the largest and most representative offering of her work in English, with particular emphasis on the period since 1967. They illustrate virtually all her major themes and most of her important techniques. Describing Szymborka's poetry, Magnus Krynski and Robert Maguire write that her verse is marked by high seriousness, delightful inventiveness, a prodigal imagination, and enormous technical skill. She writes of the diversity, plenitude, and richness of the world, taking delight in observing and naming its phenomena. She looks on with wonder, astonishment, and amusement, but almost never with despair.

My Feelings in Words, Sound, and Expression

Author: John Kris K. Poroto

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 158

View: 499

A Glimpse Into the Author's Heart and Soul A beautiful collection of insightful and inspirational literary pieces woven to amuse and inspire readers Book enthusiasts and lovers of words can enjoy a charming read as author John Kris K. Poroto unleashes his literary prowess in his book, My Feelings in Words, Sound, and Expression. This book will take readers on a wonderful journey and adventure through the beauty and realities of life, love, and everything in between. Understanding and learning one's self is an enduring process. Life's journey entails different truths, experiences, adventures, and exploits that involve feelings and emotions. In My Feelings in Words, Sound, and Expression, the author expresses his feelings which will teach readers to grow up, to be confident, to love themselves, and to cherish what they have. The sound and expression motivates them, inspires anyone to live life and learn from life. This book is a story about the author's feelings, feelings readers can relate to. Filled with lessons, this book will tell anyone that life gives them liberties and choices, but it is up to them to choose. Suffused with emotions and life-changing insight, My Feelings in Words, Sound, and Expression is a soothing masterpiece that everyone will surely find enjoyable.

Sanity and Insanity

Author: Charles Arthur Mercier

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Insanity

Page: 395

View: 613

Fear Less

Living Beyond Fear, Anxiety, Anger, and Addiction

Author: Dean Sluyter

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 336

View: 942

Less Fear, More Life—a Practical Guide These days there’s so much fear in the air, you can almost taste it—along with all the varieties of anxiety, anger, and addiction that grow out of it. How can you navigate your way through the fear and confusion, and find your way to peace? In Fear Less, acclaimed teacher and award-winning author Dean Sluyter shows how to use simple meditative techniques and subtle tweaks of body, mind, and breath to open your life to deep, relaxed confidence. Drawing on ancient enlightenment teachings as well as contemporary research, he lays out practical, easy-to-follow steps for addressing such issues as: • letting go of compulsive overthinking • loosening the bonds of addiction (including smartphone addiction) • overcoming the fear of death • finding meditative stillness in the thick of activity

The Translator of Desires

Poems

Author: Muhyiddin Ibn ʿArabi

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN:

Category: Poetry

Page: 368

View: 325

A masterpiece of Arabic love poetry in a new and complete English translation The Translator of Desires, a collection of sixty-one love poems, is the lyric masterwork of Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Arabi (1165–1240 CE), one of the most influential writers of classical Arabic and Islamic civilization. In this authoritative volume, Michael Sells presents the first complete English translation of this work in more than a century, complete with an introduction, commentary, and a new facing-page critical text of the original Arabic. While grounded in an expert command of the Arabic, this verse translation renders the poems into a natural, contemporary English that captures the stunning beauty and power of Ibn ‘Arabi’s poems in such lines as “A veiled gazelle’s / an amazing sight, / her henna hinting, / eyelids signalling // A pasture between / breastbone and spine / Marvel, a garden / among the flames!” The introduction puts the poems in the context of the Arabic love poetry tradition, Ibn ‘Arabi’s life and times, his mystical thought, and his “romance” with Niẓām, the young woman whom he presents as the inspiration for the volume—a relationship that has long fascinated readers. Other features, following the main text, include detailed notes and commentaries on each poem, translations of Ibn ‘Arabi’s important prefaces to the poems, a discussion of the sources used for the Arabic text, and a glossary. Bringing The Translator of Desires to life for contemporary English readers as never before, this promises to be the definitive volume of these fascinating and compelling poems for years to come.

From Personal Life to Private Law

Author: John Gardner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Category: Actions and defenses

Page: 242

View: 468

"This book ... is a descendant of my eponymous Quain Lectures, delivered at University College London in 2014"--Preface.