John Taylor's A Little Tour through European Poetry PDF

By John Taylor

ISBN-10: 1412854830

ISBN-13: 9781412854832

This publication is either a sequel to writer John Taylor’s prior quantity Into the center of ecu Poetry and whatever diverse. it's a sequel simply because this quantity expands upon the bottom of the former ebook to incorporate many extra ecu poets. it truly is varied in that it really is framed by means of tales during which the writer juxtaposes his own reviews concerning ecu poetry or eu poets as he travels via diversified international locations the place the poets have lived or worked.

Taylor explores poetry from the Czech Republic, Denmark, Lithuania, Albania, Romania, Turkey, and Portugal, all of that have been lacking within the prior amassing, analyzes heady verse written in Galician, and provides a massive poet born within the Chuvash Republic. His travel via ecu poetry additionally provides discoveries from nations whose languages he reads fluently—Italy, Germany (and German-speaking Switzerland), Greece, and France. Taylor’s version is Valery Larbaud, to whom his feedback, with its liveliness and analytical readability, is frequently compared.

Readers will take pleasure in a renewed discussion with eu poetry, specifically in an age while translations are hardly ever reviewed, found in literary journals, or studied in colleges. This booklet, besides Into the center of eu Poetry, motivates a discussion by means of bringing overseas poetry out of the really good confines of international language departments.

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Essentially through ockham’s meatbraiser “you can’t step twice in the same pants” that so far lacks definitive form. fourfold interpretation rules okay—even if it stops at nothing (like dead bodies)? YEAH! as long as under twenty lines. By pondering the ironic references and parodied quotations, the reader perceives that Stolterfoht’s jubilantly intertextual poetry is more than a spoof on the intellectual fashion of intertextuality—which it also is, of course. A clue comes early on when the poet alludes to Johann Gottfried von Herder, the eighteenth-century philosopher who proposed that language determines thought.

Something like “shard-poems” are tendered. The imagery seems intentionally half-formed, as if already half-lost as it emerges from the nothingness before speaking, the blankness before writing. The point is surely not to put the classical vase back together, nor to solve the big philosophical puzzle, but rather to feel the edges that have remained so sharp and harsh over the fleeting moments, years, decades, and centuries. 23 4 The Unexpected Compassion of Gottfried Benn Discovering Gottfried Benn (1886–1956), especially outside of Â�Germany, has long had its obstacles.

A tiny Jewish cemetery is concealed there, with birth 31 A Little Tour through European Poetry and death dates indicating a community that had flourished in Weimar through the 1930s, until the Crystal Night of November 9–10, 1938. In my rucksack were some contemporary French and German poetry collections that grapple with the consequences of the war and therefore with such contradictions. Upon my arrival in town I also chanced upon the succinct, thoughtful verse of Rose Ausländer (1901–1988). Six volumes of her sixteen-volume collected works were displayed in the poetry section of the big bookstore on the tree-lined Schillerstrasse.

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