By Fernando Pessoa
Este livro é uma seleção dos textos místicos de Fernando Pessoa:
Pessoa escreveu sobre a alma humana, este é todo o seu misticismo; e conforme tantos outros poetas da alma, para saber realmente quem foram, quem são, teríamos antes de saber quem somos, em nossa essência mais profunda, inefável, transcendente... Teríamos, como os Rumi, as Teresa D'Ávila, os Tagore, os Gibran e os Pessoa, de haver conhecido a Alma face a face.
A Rua dos Douradores não existe em Portugal nem em canto algum, mas existe sempre. Tudo o que foi imaginado existe. E tudo o que foi imaginado no Reino da Alma existe eternamente, existe sempre. Isto que estou a falar não pode ser falado - isto é mitologia pura.
Todos os símbolos da mitologia, afinal, dizem respeito a você: Você enfrentou aos deuses monstruosos de sua própria alma? Você venceu e apaziguou os seus demônios interiores? Você despertou de sua vida de sonolência animal para uma nova vida onde pode ver, finalmente, que há só uma única Alma que está em tudo, e que você mesmo é também uma pequena parte dela?
"Deus é a alma de tudo" - concluiu o próprio guarda-livros num de seus lampejos de consciência desperta... Em nossa essência mais profunda, somos como heterônimos de algum Escritor oculto, somos um com o ser transcendente.
Mas isto que quero tentar dizer não foi dito aqui, e nem em qualquer parte da obra pessoana. Pois isto não se diz com palavras, com cascas de sentimento... Para isto existe a poesia, que diz alguma coisa, sem realmente haver dito.
Este meu translado pela mitologia pessoana foi apenas o querer dizer alguma coisa, e não haver dito nada. Para aqueles que já conheciam a obra de Pessoa, estas seleções talvez tragam algumas boas recordações. Para aqueles que nunca o leram antes, quero crer que estas seleções lhes sirvam como uma "introdução mística" ao seu pensamento. A única coisa que este livro não é, nem pretendeu ser, é um livro acadêmico. Notas de rodapé vocês encontrarão aos montes em outras seleções (nada contra as notas de rodapé nem contra as outras seleções, muitas delas muito superiores a esta, que é apenas uma pequena declaração de amor ao poeta que foi muitos)...
By Pierre Michon, Jody Gladding, Elizabeth Deshays
Author note: Jody Gladding (Translator), Elizabeth Deshays (Translator)
Rimbaud the Son, generally celebrated upon its book in France, investigates the lifetime of a author, the writing lifestyles, and the artwork of life-writing. Pierre Michon in his groundbreaking paintings examines the storied lifetime of the French poet Arthur Rimbaud by way of a brand new literary style: a meditation at the lifetime of a legend as witnessed through his contemporaries, those that knew him prior to the legends took carry. Michon introduces us to Rimbaud the son, buddy, schoolboy, renegade, under the influence of alcohol, sexual libertine, visionary, and eventually poet. Michon focuses no much less at the artistic act: What presses anyone to write down? To pursue excellence?
The writer dramatizes the lifetime of a genius whose sufferings are huge, immense whereas his targets are transcendent, whose existence is lived with utter depth and objective but additionally ailment and dissolution—as if the very substance of lifestyles is its undoing. Rimbaud the Son is now masterfully translated into English, permitting a large new viewers to find for themselves the writer Publishers Weekly referred to as “one of the best-kept secrets and techniques of contemporary French prose."
By Paget Toynbee
Some of the most usually pointed out texts at the nice Florentine poet's existence and writings, this beneficial learn is the paintings of an influential Dantean pupil. Its concise, available account covers historic historical past, lines the poet's deepest and public lifestyles, and explores the Vita Nuova, the Convivio, the Divine Comedy, and Dante's Latin works.
By Terese Svoboda
Booklet by way of Svoboda, Terese
By Pablo Neruda, Margaret Sayers Peden
Twin language edition
one of the nice chilean poets...this is an effective creation to Neruda's paintings, with various choices from all 3 volumes of Neruda's odes. i've been slowly including to the tracker's choices of spanish language poets...lorca, vallejo, huidobro, parra, juan ramon jiminez....as usually as attainable, those are twin language translations. i'll finally get round to octavio paz.
if there are any requests, permit me comprehend and that i will attempt to support out...
The atom, a tuna, laziness, love—the daily components and essences of human adventure glow within the translucent language of Neruda's odes. Chilean poet Pablo Neruda (1904-1973) wrote 3 books of odes in the course of his lifetime. Odas elementales used to be released in 1954, in next years via Nuevas odas elementales and Tercer libro de las odas. Margaret Sayers Peden's number of odes from all 3 volumes, published with the Spanish originals on dealing with pages, is by way of a long way the main large but to seem in English. She vividly conveys the poet's imaginative and prescient of the realities of daily existence in her translations, whereas her short advent describes the genesis of the poems.
To write easily of easy issues used to be a role the poet undertook consciously, following his studies within the Spanish Civil battle, the "social conversion" that resulted from a trip to Macchu Picchu, and the writing of his epic Canto common (California, forthcoming). The odes are prepared in short, sinuous strains that circulate down the web page and fix the poet to the animal, mineral, and vegetable global, to humans and gadgets, and to the panorama of background. "Chile," Neruda as soon as acknowledged in connection with the paintings of sixteenth-century poet Alonso de Ercilla, "was invented by way of a poet." In accepting the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1971, he declared that "We [writers from the sizeable expanse of the United States] are referred to as upon to fill with phrases the confines of a mute continent, and we develop into under the influence of alcohol with the duty of telling and naming." The odes mirror what Neruda observed as either a duty and a privilege—the naming and defining of his international.
By Robert Browning
Robert Browning used to be one of many maximum of English poets, whose severe and unique mind's eye enabled him to rework any topic he selected - even if daily or elegant - into startling memorable verse. In his paintings he delivered to existence the personalities of a various diversity of characters, and brought a brand new immediacy, colloquial power and mental complexity to the poetry of his day. this feature brings jointly verse starting from early dramatic monologues corresponding to the chilling 'My final Duchess' and the ribald 'Fra Lippo Lippi', which exhibit his present for inhabiting the brain of one other, to the preferred children's poem 'The Pied Piper of Hamelin' and plenty of lesser recognized works. All demonstrate his cutting edge strategies of diction, rhythm and image, which remodeled Victorian poetry and motivated significant poets of the 20th century resembling Ezra Pound, T. S. Eliot and Robert Frost.
By Rodney Jones
A brand new assortment from a Kingsley Tufts Award–winning poet
Imaginary Logic is a brilliantly expansive, deeply meditative, and every now and then wildly resourceful selection of poems that mixes Rodney Jones’s precise storytelling skill, sharp social intelligence, and willing powers of statement in a publication that's wistful, satiric, audacious, and remorseless.
“The paintings of Heaven” opens with a parody of Dante and a down-home, twisted humor that Jones’s readers have come to depend on: “In the center of my lifestyles I got here to a depressing wooden, / the scent of barbeque, teenagers operating within the yards. / no longer deep melancholy. This great hell of suburbs. / pace bumps. the way in which issues aren’t fairly paradise.”
Rodney Jones, winner of the nationwide publication Critics Circle Award, is certainly one of America’s “best, such a lot beneficiant, and so much brilliantly readable poets” (Poetry). Imaginary Logic is the main eloquent expression but of his rigorous brain, scrupulous eye, and capacious heart.
Poetry is still a residing a part of the tradition of Japan at the present time. The clichés of daily speech are frequently to be traced to recognized historical poems, and the conventional types of poetry are well known and enjoyed. The congenial perspective comes from a poetical historical past of a few millennium and a part. This vintage choice of verse as a result comprises poetry from the earliest, primitive interval, during the Nara, Heian, Kamakura, Muromachi and Edo sessions, finishing with glossy poetry from 1868 onwards, together with the emerging poets Tamura Ryuichi and Tanikawa Shuntaro.
By Evan S. Connell
Compliment for Notes from a Bottle stumbled on at the seashore at Carmel
A special journey de force” The long island occasions ebook Review
One of the main notable books that i've got learn in a protracted time.” Kenneth Rexroth
Mr. Connell’s NOTES are what one clever, delicate artist has been capable of salvage from all event as testimony to the quite pathetic integrity of the human species within the face of extinction. The publication is not any handbook or tract, even though, even though its political that means is unmistakable, yet a piece of artwork, even a piece of excessive art.” Hayden Carruth
By Charles Bukowski
An American poet displays at the alienation, frustration, and resentment of fellows trapped by way of societal dictates and conventions.