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  • Vulture in a Cageby Solomon Ibn Gabirol; Raymond P. Scheindlin

    Steerforth Press 2016; US$ 18.00

    "Vulture in a cage," Solomon Ibn Gabirol's own self-description, is an apt image for a poet who was obsessed with the impediments posed by the body and the material world to the realization of his spiritual ambition of elevating his soul to the empyrean. Ibn Gabirol's poetry is enormously influential, laying the groundwork for generations of Hebrew... more...

  • Of All That Endsby Günter Grass; Breon Mitchell

    Random House 2016; US$ 18.32 US$ 15.50

    The final work of Nobel Prize-winning writer Günter Grass ? a witty and elegiac series of meditations on writing, growing old, and the world. Suddenly, in spite of the trials of old age, and with the end in sight, everything seems possible again: love letters, soliloquies, scenes of jealousy, swan songs, social satire, and moments of happiness.... more...

  • The Groove of the Poemby Jacques Rancière

    University of Minnesota Press 2016; Not Available

    ?Music is the brute that shows. It is the avowal of materials, And stutters between its clanging of things.? How should one think this musical groove of the poem whose back and forth motion shuffles the material of ordinary language and revives the frozen speech of old chants? This question by renowned French thinker Jacques Rancière is the entry... more...

  • Didactic Poetriesby Philippe Beck; Jean-Luc Nancy

    University of Minnesota Press 2016; Not Available

    Complex, haunting, imaginative and profoundly literary, Didactic Poetries is Beck?s response to Schiller?s statement: ?We are still waiting for a didactic poem where thought itself would be and would remain poetic,? and Hegel?s claim that, ?strictly speaking, didactic poetry isn?t poetry.? For the acclaimed French poet, Philippe Beck, Schiller?s... more...

  • Love Is a Placeby Joan Margarit; Anna Crowe

    Bloodaxe Books 2016; US$ 12.99

    Foreword by Sharon Olds. Joan Margarit is one of Spain?s major modern writers. Born in 1938, he worked as an architect and first published his work in Spanish, but for the past four decades has become known for his mastery of the Catalan language, and is now, arguably, Spain?s most widely acclaimed contemporary poet. The melancholy and candour of... more...

  • Berlin-Hamletby Szilard Borbely; Ottilie Mulzet

    New York Review Books 2016; US$ 12.95

    Before his tragic death, Szilárd Borbély had gained a name as one of Europe's most searching new poets. Berlin-Hamlet ?one of his major works?evokes a stroll through the phantasmagoric shopping arcades described in Walter Benjamin?s Arcades Project, but instead of the delirious image fragments of nineteenth-century European culture, we pass by... more...

  • Sur le Cheminby Robert Fred; Frédéric Naef

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 11.99

    Les interrogations d'un poète sur sa mission et son parcours Sur le Chemin est un parcours en poésie illustré par Frédéric Naef. Ici Robert Fred livre ses vues et revient sur un chemin de vie, une fenêtre, où apparaît le poète. Écrit en vers libre, l?ouvrage aborde un voyage qui laisse le corps à son poids naturel et convie l?âme à la rêverie,... more...

  • The Song of Roland and Other Poems of Charlemagneby Simon Gaunt; Karen Pratt

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 8.99 US$ 8.09

    The Song of Roland offers fascinating insights into medieval ideas about heroism, manhood, religion, race, & nationhood which were foundational for modern European culture. It is the oldest known surviving major work of French literature based on the Battle of Roncevaux in 778, during the reign of Charlemagne. more...

  • Le sourire du mondeby Stéphane Pellet-Perrier

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 9.99

    Redécouvrir l'harmonie du monde à partir d'un sourire Ce livre est né un matin d?avril. Si le sourire y est bien présent, pas toujours éclatant mais en tout cas perceptible derrière chacune de ses pages, il n?en constitue pas pour autant et à proprement parler un éloge. Trop généraliste, hétéroclite quant à son contenu, et aucunement un discours... more...

  • Guy Goffetteby Yves Leclair

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 20.99

    Découvrez la vie et l'?uvre d'un écrivain belge primé par le Goncourt de la poésie ! Poète depuis son plus jeune âge, Guy Goffette a toujours pratiqué son art, quelle que soit sa profession. Tour à tour enseignant, libraire, éditeur des cahiers de poésie Triangle et de L?Apprentypographe ou lecteur chez Gallimard, il est l?auteur de nombreux... more...