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Lyrical and at times unsettling, The Somnambulist Cookbook explores the quality of disappearance, slowly breaking down as the poems swing from rogue sonnets to fractured prose poems, reminiscent of Larkin, but if he had gone abroad and listened to Pavement rather than jazz. These are poems which haunt the margins of who and what we are, searching for something that has left only a trace on the barbed wire of our nerves.
Yves Bonnefoy (1923-2016) was a central figure in post-war French culture, with a lifelong fascination with the problems of translation. Language, for him, was a visceral, intensely material element in our existence, and yet the abstract quality of words distorts the immediate, material quality of our contact with the world. This concern with what separates words from an essential truth hidden in objects involved him in wide-ranging philosophical and theological investigations of the spiritual and the sacred. But for all his intellectual drive and rigour, Bonnefoy's poetry is essentially of the concrete and the tangible, and addresses itself to our most familiar and intimate experiences of objects and of each other. In his first book of poetry, published in France in 1953, Bonnefoy reflects on the value and mechanism of language in a series of short variations on the life and death of a much loved woman, Douve. Douve, though, is the French word for a moat, that uncrossable body which separates us from safety and from danger. With this undercurrent at work we read the poems as if they are about the divide between us and death as much as they are about the divide between us and the untouchable reality of text. This is dangerous writing, fulfilling Derrida's "fatal necessity" by making us substitute the textual sign for reality. In his introduction, Timothy Mathews shows how Bonnefoy's poetics are enmeshed with his philosophical, religious and critical thought.
Hierdie studiewerkgids vir leerders en onderwysers kan saam met die voorgeskrewe poŽsiebloemlesing vir Afrikaans graad 10 EAT gebruik word. Die gids verskaf bykomende inligting, vrae en opdragte by die voorgeskrewe gedigte in Vers en vlam: ’n poŽsiebloemlesing vir graad 10 EAT. Die aanslag is toeganklik en informeel, en gerig op die leerder.
"Hierdie bundel is `n versameling van veelbelowende digters wie gehoor moet word" - Bouwer Bosch. Hierdie is die beste gedigte van die kompetisie wat gehou is deur Bouwer Bosch. Alle gedigte handel oor die liefde: die negatiewe, die positiewe, die pynvolle en die perfekte... Die kompetisie se kriteria was dat alle gedigte oor die liefde moes handel. Die beste gedigte verskyn dan in `n boek. Die geld wat ingesamel word deur hierdie boek, word aan liefdadigheidsorganisasie geskenk.
Love Looks Pretty on You is the much anticipated new book by international bestselling author Lang Leav. A breathtakingly beautiful collection of contemporary poetry and prose, offering powerful insights into love, heartbreak, relationships, and self-empowerment. Filled with wisdom and encouragement, every single page is a testament to the power of words, and the impact they can have on the relationships you build with others. And most importantly, the one you have with yourself. Lang Leav captures the intricacies of emotions like few others can. It's no wonder she has been recognized as a major influencer of the modern poetry movement and her writing has inspired a whole new generation of poets to pick up a pen. Love Looks Pretty on You is truly the must-have book for poetry lovers all over the world.
Widely celebrated as the author of the worldwide bestselling novels A SUITABLE BOY and AN EQUAL MUSIC, Vikram Seth is also a highly acclaimed poet with a substantial body of work. Here, for the first time in one volume, readers can appreciate the beauty and scope of his poetic vision. Including MAPPINGS, THE HUMBLE ADMINISTRATOR'S GARDEN, ALL YOU WHO SLEEP TONIGHT, THREE CHINESE POETS, BEASTLY TALES FROM HERE AND THERE, ARION AND THE DOLPHIN, THE RIVERED EARTH and SUMMER REQUIEM, this collection displays the richness of Vikram Seth's imagination and the brilliant diversity of his craft.
A Beautiful Composition of Broken is inspired by some of the events expressed artistically by Samantha King in the bestseller Born to Love, Cursed to Feel. It serves as a poetic documentary of the lives of people who have been mistreated, misunderstood, and wrongfully labeled in a way that limits them in this world. The author's most personal volume yet, A Beautiful Composition of Broken builds a conceptual bridge between r.h. Sin's earliest work and his forthcoming series, Planting Gardens in Graves.
Vers en vlam stel graad 10- Eerste Addisionele Taalleerders in staat om te beleef hoe Afrikaanse gedigte kreatief, intelligent en vindingryk met die taal omgaan. Die bundel is volgens die KABV se riglyne saamgestel. Die bundel se titel verwys na die Afrikaanse uitdrukking “iemand is vuur en vlam”, ’n uitdrukking wat daarop dui dat iemand baie opgewonde en entoesiasties is. In Vers en vlam is gedigte uit al die soorte Afrikaans opgeneem wat die belangrikste versvorme, literÍre tydperke en temas in die Afrikaanse digkuns verteenwoordig. Sů word daar ’n vlam aangesteek wat lig werp op die geskiedenis, op vandag se samelewing en verhoudings, asook op ontwikkeling en verstegnieke in die Afrikaanse poŽsie. Vers en vlam is vir die leerder en onderwyser ’n uiters bruikbare werkboek. Dit bevat: ’n inleiding tot die Afrikaanse poŽsie; biografiese inligting by elke gedig met ’n oorsig van die digter se lewe en werk; ’n kort inleiding oor die onderwerp waaroor die leerder bloot kan nadink of ’n gesprek kan voer of kan skryf; agtergrond oor elke gedig en ’n kort verduideliking waaroor dit gaan; woordverklarings van moeiliker woorde in Afrikaans en Engels; ’n afdeling “Pitkos” wat die leerder se aandag op sake vestig wat ’n sleutel is om die gedig beter te verstaan; ’n afdeling “Leerfokus” wat die poŽsietegniek wat in die gedig gebruik word, saamvat; kontekstuele vrae wat leerders help om soveel as moontlik van die gedig te verstaan, dit te interpreteer, en hul gevoel daaroor weer te gee; ’n afdeling “Vir jou joernaal en/of in die klas” wat leerders die geleentheid bied om skeppend op aspekte van die gedig te reageer; ’n glossarium wat literÍre begrippe verduidelik. Ekstra hulpmateriaal kan gratis afgelaai word by www.nb.co.za
Reeds in die eerste gedig word die leser gekonfronteer met die belangrikste tema van die bundel: "die aarde se beskeie plekkie in die niet". Met die kommer oor die bedreiging van die balans in veral die kwesbare Karoo is Dolf van Niekerk se vyfde digbundel baie tydig.
Johann de Lange, wat in 2011 die Hertzogprys vir poesie ontvang het vir sy bundel Die algebra van nood (2009), bevestig met hierdie bundel kwatryne sy meesterskap. Die bundel bestaan uit 100 kwatryne wat in ses afdelings verdeel is. Binne die klein bestek van vier reels kry De Lange dit telkens reg om kort flitse Ė byna soos weerlig Ė van betekenis aan die leser oor te dra. Dit is haas onmoontlik om die groot verskeidenheid temas wat in hierdie gedigte aangeraak word, saam te vat. Daar is liefdesverse, verse oor voels, plante, verwysings na ander skrywers wat wissel van die ou Grieke Theognis en Anakreon tot by Afrikaanse digters soos Joan Hambidge en Sheila Cussons, daar is kort besinnings oor verganklikheid en die tydloosheid van 'n by wat in amber gevang is, verlies en die dood. Bowenal demonstreer die digter hier op verbluffende wyse wat met die digtheid van digterlike taal vermag kan word.
Born in Balkh (present-day Afghanistan), Jelaluddin Rumi (1207-1273) is one of the greatest Persian mystics and poets the world has known. His message of love speaks directly to the heart and transcends the limitations of language and the boundaries of time.
In the vast depths of Rumi's work the short quatrains, the Rubaiyat, are like crystals. They sparkle with the many hues of the rainbow and contain worlds inside. As we hold them iin our hands they capture us with their mystery. Transparent and clear they open doors into the wonder of inner spaces and longing. Whispers of two lovers in a crowd.
For fans of Milk & Honey and Chasers of the Light, the first collection of poetry by Instagram sensation Atticus. Love Her Wild is a collection of new and beloved poems from Atticus, the young writer who has captured the hearts and minds of hundreds of thousands of avid followers on his Instagram account @atticuspoetry In Love Her Wild, Atticus captures what is both raw and relatable about the smallest and the grandest moments in life: the first glimpse of a new love in Paris; skinny dipping on a summer's night; the irrepressible exuberance of the female spirit; or drinking whiskey in the desert watching the rising sun. With honesty, poignancy, and romantic flair, Atticus distils the most exhilarating highs and the heart-breaking lows of life and love into a few perfectly evocative lines, ensuring that his words will become etched in your mind and will awaken your sense of adventure.
A collection of the very best poems and sketches from one of Britain's best loved entertainers. WITH THESE HANDS is a collection of witty monologues and poems from Pam's early life in the 1950s, through four years in the WRAF, and marriage and motherhood, to her present busy career as a writer and broadcaster. The pieces are presented together with delightful illustrations by Susan Hellard providing the reader with a beguiling insight into the heart and mind of Pam Ayres.
"Joy Ladin sends spies into the Promised Land."
A father and son shovel snow from a driveway; a boy accidentally sets himself on fire; two boys fish for bluegill; a young drag queen returns home to die. At the center of it all, a teenage boy's suicide resonates through the lives of those closest to him. The poems in Bruce Snider's Paradise, Indiana describe a place where mundane events neighbor the most harrowing.
Shaped by the author's experiences growing up in rural Indiana, Snider investigates the landscapes traditionally claimed by male poets such as James Wright, James Dickey, and Richard Hugo, whose visions of place rarely, if ever, included the presence of gays and lesbians. Paradise, Indiana envisions a seldom recorded rural America, one where everything exists side by side: the county fair and an abandoned small town gay bar, farmers and cross-dressers, death and hope, beauty and despair.
An anthem for the modern woman, Unfollowing You will serve as a true companion for those who seek a voice that explores the complexities and hilarity of contemporary romance. Komal Kapoor uses her personal experience and astute social awareness as mechanisms to empower self-acceptance and promote cultural transparency. After prolific growth on social media, Komal Kapoor is utilizing her perceptive understanding of romance in the digital age to present her first interdisciplinary collection of poems. Unfollowing You tells a chronological tale of a modern love through a series of poems, prose, texts, screen grabs, and unsent letters. Exploring digital phenomena like swipe culture and technological realities, Kapoor's words affirm experiences and sentiment echoed across many media platforms. Unfollowing You is separated into two parts: "Following You" details how the two protagonists fall in love and "Unfollowing You" deals with their heartbreak. The realism of this collection will encourage readers to normalize growth and indulge in their feelings, even finding strength in them.
Hierdie lywige bundel is ín keuse uit Joan Hambidge se oeuvre deur die skrywer self. Dit is 'n kritiese seleksie uit digkuns wat hoofsaaklik handel oor reis, die liefde, familieskap Ė en eensaamheid. Joan Hambidge is professor in Afrikaans en Kreatiewe Skryfwerk aan die Universiteit van Kaapstad, waar sy 'n MA-kursus in Kreatiewe Skryfwerk aanbied. Benewens digter en akademikus, is sy ook ín gereelde boekresensent en skryf sy rubrieke oor letterkunde en films.
Scenes of Moderate Violence is the debut collection from award-winning poet John Moynes. If you think that modern literature doesn't include enough time-travelling cowboys, then this is the book for you. If you need poems about history, love, death, madness and the future then buy this book now. If you want a new pair of jeans you're probably in the wrong shop. With poems ranging from the funny to the frightening, this is a book that refuses to be pinned down - and is perfect for readers who do the same. * `John Moynes will make you laugh and make you think, and while he's at it he'll break your heart in a hundred different ways. Every poem in this collection is a thing of rare beauty. And so is each and every line. John manages to do that very difficult thing of being deeply wise while being deeply funny. And I deeply hate him for that.' Paul Howard, author of the Ross O'Carroll Kelly series
Celebrated poet David Kirby says that when he was a boy he wanted to run away and join the circus but never found one he liked, so he invented his own. Many of the poems in his dazzling new collection, Talking about Movies with Jesus, suggest his personal carnival is still a work in progress.
Much like a traveling circus, Kirby's poems are defined equally by their transient nature and by their destination. The poem "The Phantom Empire" -- which features Gene Autry repeatedly having to escape from a fictional city 20,000 feet underground in order to make it back home in time to voice his afternoon radio show -- suggests that Kirby has discovered the journey to what one is after is often more entertaining than getting it.
Yet, in frenetic musings on Bo Diddley, a certain First Lady ("Skinny-Dipping with Pat Nixon"), Kirk Douglas, and Gerald Stern, Kirby notes the importance of arrival. Earnest conversations with cultural icons from Little Richard to Jesus reveal to the poet, as a character in his own story, that art, whether a song or poem or scripture, is all we here on earth know of heaven and all we need to know.
Kirby's latest work is at once the caravan, the carnival, and the crowd merging together to form a wondrous collection.
Students of Latin have long enjoyed the poetry of Ovid, but his love poems, aptly titled" Amores, " have proved more difficult to introduce into the classroom. Curricular changes and increased appreciation of sophisticated love poetry are finally making room for the" Amores." This edition of the first book of the" Amores"--the only one available for both intermediate- and advanced-level classes--addresses the needs of students of varying abilities and experience, helping them comprehend, and more fully enjoy, the rich complexities of Ovid's poetry.
In their introduction to the volume, Maureen B. Ryan and Caroline A. Perkins recount Ovid's career as a poet, describe the elegiac genre, and explain elegiac meter and style. For the Latin text, they briefly introduce each poem, acquainting students with relevant subject matter and themes. Their commentary provides helpful notes clarifying grammatical constructions, word order, ellipsis, and other complexities of the Latin language that can challenge even the most experienced student.
On the assumption that students will gain skills as they work through each poem, Ryan and Perkins give extensive and repeated assistance at the beginning of the text, tapering off as the student's facility increases. Throughout their commentary, they highlight thematic points of interest; explain mythological, cultural, and literary allusions; and stress the importance of Ovid's literary innovations.
In addition to the critical apparatus accompanying each poem, this volume features a glossary of literary terms, a comprehensive Latin-to-English vocabulary, and an up-do-date bibliography.
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