Download E-books Poesía (PENGUIN CLÁSICOS) PDF

Los mejores libros jamás escritos.

«Ayer se fue; mañana no ha llegado;
hoy se está yendo sin parar un punto:
soy un fue y un será y un es cansado.»

Francisco de Quevedo fue un magnífico escritor y un poeta prolífico. Esta recopilación de su obra lírica refleja los angeles amplia variedad de los temas que abordó, desde poesías festivas hasta satíricas, pasando por filosóficas, políticas, religiosas y amorosas. Quevedo es al tiempo un admirable estilista, capaz de acuñar imágenes potentísimas, y un pensador profundo que expresa con refinado estoicismo el desengaño, fruto de una inexorable decadencia.

La selección del catedrático de l. a. Universidad de Navarra Ignacio Arellano, acompañada de una introducción, actividades finales y un sólido aparato de notas, permite al lector apreciar el dominio de los recursos retóricos del poeta y su sorprendente capacidad para adecuar el lenguaje al tema y aun a l. a. intención de cada poema.

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Download E-books Letters of Rainer Maria Rilke, 1892-1910 PDF

By Rainer Maria Rilke

This consultant choice from Rilke's huge and amazing correspondence presents a type of religious autobiography of the poet.

The interval the following coated displays all of the nice studies of Rilke's early grownup lifestyles: his tough beginnings, his relationships with Lou Andreas-Salome and along with his spouse Clara, his trips to Russia, his touch with the Worpswede artists, the impression of Paris, the revelation of Cezanne. the various letters are psychologically revealing; many comment on attribute topics, or freshly transcribe adventure that eventually passes into the poetry.

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Download E-books Old Angel Midnight PDF

By Jack Kerouac, Ann Charters

Old Angel Midnight (1959) used to be one results of Kerouac's automated writing experiments during which he might spill his chemically encouraged techniques onto paper to determine what got here out. even though Kerouac used to be before everything denounced through literary critics as an oddball, his spontaneous twistings and turnings of language cost good with these of Joyce and Stein, and time has confirmed him to be an incredible and enduringly well known American writer.-Library Review

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Download E-books Piers Plowman: A Modern Verse Translation PDF

William Langland's 14th-century poem Piers Plowman, a worrying and sometimes funny remark on corruption and greed, continues to be significant this present day. The allegorical paintings revolves round the narrator's quest to dwell a very good existence, and takes the shape of a chain of desires within which Piers, the sincere plowman, seems in a variety of guises. Characters corresponding to moral sense, constancy and Charity, along Falsehood and Guile, are immediately recognizable as our present-day politicians and celebrities, pals and pals. Social concerns are faced, together with governance, monetary family members, legal justice, marital family and the boundaries of educational studying, in addition to non secular trust and the traditional world.
This new verse translation from the center English preserves the power, imagery and reason of the unique, and keeps its alliterative sort.

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Download E-books The Art of Poetry: How to Read a Poem PDF

By Shira Wolosky

In The artwork of Poetry, Shira Wolosky presents a stunning creation to an artwork whose emphasis on verbal track, wordplay, and dodging the basically literal makes it without delay the main beguiling and such a lot not easy of literary kinds.

A uniquely accomplished, step by step advent to poetic shape, The artwork of Poetry strikes gradually from smaller devices akin to the be aware, line, and photo, to bigger beneficial properties comparable to verse kinds and voice. In fourteen enticing, superbly written chapters, Wolosky explores intensive how poetry does what it does whereas delivering exceptional readings of a few of the best lyric poetry within the English and American traditions. either readers new to poetry and poetry veterans should be moved and enlightened as Wolosky translates paintings by way of William Shakespeare, John Donne, William Blake, William Wordsworth, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Sylvia Plath, and others. The publication incorporates a extraordinary two-chapter dialogue of the sonnet's shape and background, and represents the 1st poetry consultant to introduce gender as a uncomplicated component of analysis.

In distinction to many present publications, which concentrate on chosen formal features like metrics or current definitions and examples in a guide structure, The artwork of Poetry covers the entire panorama of poetry's sophisticated artwork whereas exhibiting readers find out how to understand a poetic textual content in all its dimensions. different unique beneficial properties contain Wolosky's attention of old historical past for the advancements she discusses, and how her e-book is designed to acquaint or reacquaint readers with the center of the lyric culture in English.

Lively, obtainable, and unique, The paintings of Poetry may be a wealthy resource of idea for college students, normal readers, and those that educate poetry.

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Download E-books Engine Empire: Poems PDF

By Cathy Park Hong

"A brainy, glinting triptych . . . . Novelistic, meditative, offbeat, and soulful, Cathy Park Hong's poetry is many fathoms deep." ―David Mitchell

Engine Empire is a trilogy of lyric and narrative poems that evoke an array of genres and voices, from Western ballads to sonnets approximately industrialized China to fragmented lyric poems set sooner or later. via 3 specific but interconnected sequences, Cathy Park Hong explores the collective recognition of fictionalized boomtowns so as to discover the parable of prosperity. the 1st series, known as "Ballad of Our Jim," attracts notion from the outdated West and follows a band of outlaw fortune seekers who trip to a California mining city in the course of the 1800s. within the moment series, "Shangdu, My crafty Boomtown!" a fictional industrialized boomtown attracts its notion from present-day Shenzhen, China. The 3rd and final part, "The global Cloud," is determined within the some distance destiny and tracks how person cognizance breaks up whilst everything―books, our inner most memories―becomes instantly obtainable info. one among our so much startlingly unique poets, Hong attracts jointly person voices at odds with the realm, voices that sing their ask yourself and terror.

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Download E-books Paradise Lost (Dover Thrift Editions) PDF

Milton's nice 17th-century epic attracts upon Bible tales and classical mythology to discover the that means of life, as understood via humans of the Western global. Its roots lie within the Genesis account of the world's production and the 1st people; its concentration is a poetic interpretation "Of Man's first disobedience, and the fruit / Of that forbidden tree whose mortal flavor / introduced dying into the area, and all our woe / With lack of Eden."
In elegant poetry of awesome good looks, Milton's poem references stories from Ovid's Metamorphoses, the Iliad and Odyssey, and Virgil's Aeneid. yet one needn't be a classical student to understand Paradise Lost. as well as its imaginitive use of language, the poem contains a strong and sympathetic portrait of Lucifer, the insurgent angel who usually outshines his ethical superiors. With Milton's deft use of irony, the satan makes evil seem solid, simply as satanic practices could appear appealing firstly glance.
Paradise Lost has exercised huge, immense effect on generations of artists and their works, starting from the Romantic poets William Blake and Percy Bysshe Shelley to Joseph Haydn's oratorio The Creation and J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings.

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Download E-books Directing Herbert White PDF

By James Franco

The debut poetry assortment via the actor, director, and author James Franco

I'm a nocturnal creature,
And I'm the following to cheat time.
You can see time and exhaustion
Taking pay from my face -

In fifty years
My sleep might be death,
I'll cross just like the rest,
But I'll have played

All the video games and the entire roles.
- from "Nocturnal"

"There's by no means been a booklet really like this. Hollywood - repute, big name, the promise of turning into an artist - is the beast at its middle. Franco is familiar with it like Melville is familiar with whaling. Hollywood during this e-book devours its younger. captivated with myths approximately its personal prior, it may be survived in basic terms through discovering a vantage aspect that's not Hollywood. daring but refined, fearless but disarming, Franco has made a booklet you are going to by no means forget." - Frank Bidart

"A star-studded solid strikes like ghosts around the display of James Franco's poetic awareness, imbuing the writing with scenes of icons who're additionally people replete with sorrow and presence in our personal psyches. James Dean, Monica Vitti, Catherine Deneuve, Sal Mineo, Heath Ledger, go and fade. the writer has a superb self-reflexive insouciance approximately his personal popularity and roles inhabited, from Hart Crane to Allen Ginsberg to Harvey Milk's lover. Franco is a proficient modern Renaissance form of man, surveying the waterfront of phantasm, discomfort, and impermanance. We depart the movie show a bit wiser." - Anne Waldman

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Download E-books Alexander Vvedensky: An Invitation for Me to Think (NYRB/Poets) PDF

“Pussy rebellion are Vvedensky's disciples and his heirs.
      Katya, Masha, and that i are in penitentiary yet I don’t examine that we’ve been defeated.... in line with the respectable document, Alexander Vvedensky died on December 20, 1941. We don’t comprehend the reason, no matter if it was once dysentery within the educate after his arrest or a bullet from a defend. It used to be someplace at the railway line among Voronezh and Kazan. His precept of ‘bad rhythm’ is our personal. He wrote: ‘It occurs that rhythms will come into your head, an excellent one and a foul one and that i opt for the undesirable one. it is going to be the precise one.’ ... it's believed that the OBERIU dissidents are lifeless, yet they survive. they're persecuted yet they don't die.”
  — Pussy insurrection [Nadezhda Tolokonnikova’s remaining assertion at their
trial in August 2012]

“I raise[d] my hand opposed to concepts,” wrote Alexander Vvedensky, “I enacted a poetic critique of reason.” This weirdly and fantastically philosophical poet was once born in 1904, grew up in the course of conflict and revolution, and reached his inventive adulthood as Stalin used to be twisting the that means of phrases in gruesome and deadly methods. Vvedensky—with Daniil Kharms the foremost determine within the short–lived underground avant-garde team OBERIU (a neologism for “the union for genuine art”)—responded with a poetry that explodes sturdy that means into shimmering streams of provocation and invention. A Vvedensky poem is sort of a loopy occasion packed with theater, movie, magic methods, jugglery, and feasting. Curious characters look and disappear, euphoria retains corporation with depression, outrageous assertions bring about epic shouting fits, and maybe all of it breaks off with one lonely individual making a song a song.

A Vvedensky poem doesn’t make an announcement. it truly is an occasion. Vvedensky’s poetry used to be  unpublishable in the course of his lifetime—he made a dwelling as a author for kids ahead of death less than arrest in 1942—and he is still the least identified of the good twentieth-century Russian poets. this is often his first ebook to seem in English. The translations through Eugene Ostashevsky and Matvei Yankelevich, extraordinary poets of their personal correct, are as astonishingly alert and alive because the originals.

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