The Complete Poetry and Prose of William Blake

Author: William Blake

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 990

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Critical commentary illuminating Blake's allusions and references accompanies the texts of his poetic and prose works.

The Complete Poetry

A Bilingual Edition

Author: César Vallejo

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN:

Category: Poetry

Page: 717

View: 388

"César Vallejo is the greatest Catholic poet since Dante—and by Catholic I mean universal."—Thomas Merton, author of The Seven Storey Mountain "An astonishing accomplishment. Eshleman's translation is writhing with energy."—Forrest Gander, author of Eye Against Eye "Vallejo has emerged for us as the greatest of the great South American poets—a crucial figure in the making of the total body of twentieth-century world poetry. In Clayton Eshleman's spectacular translation, now complete, this most tangled and most rewarding of poets comes at us full blast and no holds barred. A tribute to the power of the imagination as it manifests through language in a world where meaning has always to be fought for and, as here, retrieved against the odds."—Jerome Rothenberg, co-editor of Poems for the Millennium "Every great poet should be so lucky as to have a translator as gifted and heroic as Clayton Eshleman, who seems to have gotten inside Vallejo's poems and translated them from the inside out. The result is spectacular, or as one poem says, 'green and happy and dangerous.'"—Ron Padgett, translator of Complete Poems by Blaise Cendrars "César Vallejo was one of the essential poets of the twentieth century, a heartbreaking and groundbreaking writer, and this gathering of the many years of imaginative work by Clayton Eshleman is one of Vallejo's essential locations in the English tongue."—Robert Hass, former Poet Laureate of the United States "This is a crucially important translation of one of the poetic geniuses of the twentieth century." —William Rowe, author of Poets of Contemporary Latin America: History and the Inner Life "Only the dauntless perseverance and the love with which the translator has dedicated so many years of his life to this task can explain why the English version conveys, in all its boldness and vigor, the unmistakable voice of César Vallejo."—Mario Vargas Llosa

Mikl—s Radn—ti

The Complete Poetry in Hungarian and English

Author: Miklós Radnóti

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

View: 137

This book contains the complete poems in Hungarian and in English translation of Hungary's great modern poet, Miklos Radnoti, murdered at the age of 35 during the Holocaust. His earliest poems, the six books published during his lifetime, and the poems published posthumously after World War II are included. There is a foreword by Győző Ferencz, one of Hungary's foremost experts on Radnoti's poems, and accompanying essays by the author on dominant themes and recurring images, as well as the relevance of Radnoti's work to Holocaust literature.

The Complete Poetry of Catullus

Author: Catullus

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres

ISBN:

Category: Poetry

Page: 160

View: 593

Catullus’ life was akin to pulp fiction. In Julius Caesar’s Rome, he engages in a stormy affair with a consul’s wife. He writes her passionate poems of love, hate, and jealousy. The consul, a vehement opponent of Caesar, dies under suspicious circumstances. The merry widow romances numerous young men. Catullus is drawn into politics and becomes a cocky critic of Caesar, writing poems that dub Julius a low-life pig and a pervert. Not surprisingly, soon after, no more is heard of Catullus. David Mulroy brings to life the witty, poignant, and brutally direct voice of a flesh-and-blood man, a young provincial in the Eternal City, reacting to real people and events in a Rome full of violent conflict among individuals marked by genius and megalomaniacal passions. Mulroy’s lively, rhythmic translations of the poems are enhanced by an introduction and commentary that provide biographical and bibliographical information about Catullus, a history of his times, a discussion of the translations, and definitions and notes that ease the way for anyone who is not a Latin scholar.

Blake: The Complete Poems

Author: W.H. Stevenson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 960

View: 131

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.

The Complete Poems of Michelangelo

Author: Michelangelo

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN:

Category: Poetry

Page: 208

View: 574

There is no artist more celebrated than Michelangelo. Yet the magnificence of his achievements as a visual artist often overshadow his devotion to poetry. Michelangelo used poetry to express what was too personal to display in sculpture or painting. John Frederick Nims has brought the entire body of Michelangelo's verse, from the artist's ardent twenties to his anguished and turbulent eighties, to life in English in this unprecedented collection. The result is a tantalizing glimpse into a most fascinating mind. "Wonderful. . . . Nims gives us Michelangelo whole: the polymorphous love sonneteer, the political allegorist, and the solitary singer of madrigals."—Kirkus Reviews "A splendid, fresh and eloquent translation. . . . Nims, an eminent poet and among the best translators of our time, conveys the full meaning and message of Michelangelo's love sonnets and religious poems in fluently rhymed, metrical forms."—St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The best so far. . . . Nims is best at capturing the sound and sense of Michelangelo's poetic vocabulary."—Choice "Surely the most compelling translations of Michelangelo currently available in English."—Ronald L. Martinez, Washington Times

The Complete Poetry of Percy Bysshe Shelley

Author: Percy Bysshe Shelley

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1152

View: 493

"His name is Percy Bysshe Shelley, and he is the author of a poetical work entitled Alastor, or the Spirit of Solitude." With these words, the radical journalist and poet Leigh Hunt announced his discovery in 1816 of an extraordinary talent within "a new school of poetry rising of late." The third volume of the acclaimed edition of The Complete Poetry of Percy Bysshe Shelley includes Alastor, one of Shelley’s first major works, and all the poems that Shelley completed, for either private circulation or publication, during the turbulent years from 1814 to March 1818: Hymn to Intellectual Beauty, Mont Blanc, Laon and Cythna, as well as shorter pieces, such as his most famous sonnet, Ozymandias. It was during these years that Shelley, already an accomplished and practiced poet with three volumes of published verse, authored two major volumes, earned international recognition, and became part of the circle that was later called the Younger Romantics. As with previous volumes, extensive discussions of the poems’ composition, influences, publication, circulation, reception, and critical history accompany detailed records of textual variants for each work. Among the appendixes are Mary W. Shelley’s 1839 notes on the poems for these years, a table of the forty-two revisions made to Laon and Cythna for its reissue as The Revolt of Islam, and Shelley’s errata list for the same. It is in the works included in this volume that the recognizable and characteristic voice of Shelley emerges—unmistakable, consistent, and vital.

The Complete Poetry

Author: Maya Angelou

Publisher: Random House

ISBN:

Category: Poetry

Page: 336

View: 185

The beauty and spirit of Maya Angelou’s words live on in this complete collection of poetry. Throughout her illustrious career in letters, Maya Angelou gifted, healed, and inspired the world with her words. Now the beauty and spirit of those words live on in this new and complete collection of poetry that reflects and honors the writer’s remarkable life. Every poetic phrase, every poignant verse can be found within the pages of this sure-to-be-treasured volume—from her reflections on African American life and hardship in the compilation Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water ’fore I Diiie (“Though there’s one thing that I cry for / I believe enough to die for / That is every man’s responsibility to man”) to her revolutionary celebrations of womanhood in the poem “Still I Rise” (“Out of the huts of history’s shame / I rise / Up from a past that’s rooted in pain / I rise”) to her “On the Pulse of Morning” tribute at President William Jefferson Clinton’s inauguration (“Lift up your eyes upon / The day breaking for you. / Give birth again / To the dream.”). Maya Angelou: The Complete Poetry also features her final long-form poems, including “A Brave and Startling Truth,” “Amazing Peace,” “His Day Is Done,” and the honest and endearing Mother: “I feared if I let you go You would leave me eternally. You smiled at my fears, saying I could not stay in your lap forever” This collection also includes the never-before-published poem “Amazement Awaits,” commissioned for the 2008 Olympic Games: “We are here at the portal of the world we had wished for At the lintel of the world we most need. We are here roaring and singing. We prove that we can not only make peace, we can bring it with us.” Timeless and prescient, this definitive compendium will warm the hearts of Maya Angelou’s most ardent admirers as it introduces new readers to the legendary poet, activist, and teacher—a phenomenal woman for the ages.

The Complete Poetry

A Child's Garden of Verses, Underwoods, Songs of Travel, Ballads and Other Poems by a prolific Scottish writer, author of Treasure Island, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Kidnapped

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN:

Category: Poetry

Page: 282

View: 188

This carefully crafted ebook: "The Complete Poetry" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson now ranks among the 26 most translated authors in the world. Table of Contents: BALLADS A CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES UNDERWOODS SONGS OF TRAVEL THE VAGABOND YOUTH AND LOVE WE HAVE LOVED OF YORE MATER TRIUMPHANS TO THE TUNE OF WANDERING WILLIE WINTER TO DR. HAKE TO----IF THIS WERE FAITH MY WIFE TO THE MUSE TO AN ISLAND PRINCESS TO KALAKAUA TO PRINCESS KAIULANI TO MOTHER MARYANNE IN MEMORIAM E.H. TO MY WIFE TO MY OLD FAMILIARS TO S. C. THE HOUSE OF TEMBINOKA THE SONG THE WOODMAN TROPIC RAIN AN END OF TRAVEL TO S.R. CROCKETT EVENSONG THE LESSON OF THE MASTER A FAMILIAR EPISTLE EPISTLE TO CHARLES BAXTER EPISTLE TO ALBERT DEW-SMITH RONDELS OF HIS PITIABLE TRANSFORMATION THE SUSQUEHANNAH AND THE DELAWARE ALCAICS TO HORATIO F. BROWN A LYTLE JAPE OF TUSHERIE TO VIRGIL AND DORA WILLIAMS BURLESQUE SONNET THE FINE PACIFIC ISLANDS AULD REEKIE THE CONSECRATION OF BRAILLE SONG THE LIGHTKEEPER This carefully crafted ebook: "The Complete Poetry" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson now ranks among the 26 most translated authors in the world. Table of Contents: BALLADS A CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES UNDERWOODS SONGS OF TRAVEL THE VAGABOND YOUTH AND LOVE WE HAVE LOVED OF YORE MATER TRIUMPHANS TO THE TUNE OF WANDERING WILLIE WINTER TO DR. HAKE TO----IF THIS WERE FAITH MY WIFE TO THE MUSE TO AN ISLAND PRINCESS TO KALAKAUA TO PRINCESS KAIULANI TO MOTHER MARYANNE IN MEMORIAM E.H. TO MY WIFE TO MY OLD FAMILIARS TO S. C. THE HOUSE OF TEMBINOKA THE SONG THE WOODMAN TROPIC RAIN AN END OF TRAVEL TO S.R. CROCKETT EVENSONG THE LESSON OF THE MASTER A FAMILIAR EPISTLE EPISTLE TO CHARLES BAXTER EPISTLE TO ALBERT DEW-SMITH RONDELS OF HIS PITIABLE TRANSFORMATION THE SUSQUEHANNAH AND THE DELAWARE ALCAICS TO HORATIO F. BROWN A LYTLE JAPE OF TUSHERIE TO VIRGIL AND DORA WILLIAMS BURLESQUE SONNET THE FINE PACIFIC ISLANDS AULD REEKIE THE CONSECRATION OF BRAILLE SONG THE LIGHTKEEPER This carefully crafted ebook: "The Complete Poetry" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson now ranks among the 26 most translated authors in the world. Table of...