Download E-books Dante's Paradiso: The Vision of Paradise from The Divine Comedy (First Avenue Classics) PDF

Paradiso is the 3rd and ultimate a part of Italian poet Dante Alighieri's epic poem Divine Comedy and describes Dante's trip via heaven. he's now led by way of Beatrice, who joined him on the finish of Purgatorio. Beatrice takes Dante into the 9 celestial spheres of Heaven. From the 1st Sphere, the place they locate those that have been sturdy yet didn't maintain their vows, to the 9th Sphere and the Empyrean, the house of the angels and God, Dante studies the benefits given to people who reside a existence trustworthy to God. Dante wrote his narrative poem among 1308 and 1321. This model is taken from a 1901 English variation, that includes British writer Rev. H. F. Cary's clean verse translation and woodcut illustrations by means of French artist Gustave Doré.

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Download E-books Ultima Thule (Yale Series of Younger Poets) PDF

By Davis McCombs

Chosen as a finalist for the 2000 nationwide publication Critics Circle Award within the Poetry category

This year’s winner of the Yale sequence of more youthful Poets festival is Davis McCombs’s Ultima Thule, which used to be acclaimed as “a ebook of exploration, of looking out regard.... a grave, attentive keeping of a light” by means of the competition pass judgement on, the celebrated poet W. S. Merwin. The poems are set above and under the Cave state of south critical Kentucky, the place McCombs lives and that's domestic to hundreds of thousands of caves. The e-book is framed by means of sonnet sequences, the 1st a few slave advisor and explorer at substantial collapse the mid-1800s and the second one approximately McCombs’s studies as a advisor and park ranger there within the Nineteen Nineties. different poems take care of massive Cave’s 4- thousand-year human heritage and the thrills of crawling into tight, not often visited passageways to work out what lies past. frequently the poems look for indirect angles into own adventure, and the caves and the panorama they bring about shape a private geology.

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By Wajdi Mouawad

Lorsqu’il découvre le meurtre de sa femme, Wahhch Debch est tétanisé : il doit à tout prix savoir qui a fait ça, et qui donc si ce n’est pas lui ? Éperonné par sa douleur, il se lance dans une irrémissible chasse à l’homme en suivant l’odeur sacrée, millénaire et animale du sang versé. Seul et abandonné par l’espérance, il s’embarque dans une furieuse odyssée à travers l’Amérique, territoire de toutes les violences et de toutes les beautés. Les mémoires infernales qui sommeillent en lui, ensevelies dans les replis de son enfance, se réveillent du nord au sud, au touch de l’humanité des uns et de l. a. bestialité des autres. Pour lever le voile sur le mensonge de ses origines, Wahhch devra-t-il lâcher le chien de sa colère et faire le sacrifice de son âme ?

Par son projet, par sa tenue, par son accomplissement, ce roman-Minotaure repousse les bornes de l. a. littérature. Anima est une bête, à l. a. fois réelle et fabuleuse, qui veut dévorer l’Inoubliable.

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By Lorenzo de' Medici

Lorenzo il Magnifico fu il più fulgido esempio del signore rinascimentale: colto, ricco, munifico, protettore di artisti e filosofi come Poliziano, Marsilio Ficino, Pico della Mirandola e molti altri e artista lui stesso. Anche se non fu un grandissimo poeta, a Lorenzo si deve comunque uno dei più ricchi e affascinanti canzonieri quattrocenteschi, in cui coesistono temi e tonalità poetiche disparate e a volte contraddittorie. Così a canti carnascialeschi si alternano laudi religiose, componimenti mitologici e divagazioni neoplatoniche in un singolare amalgama delle suggestioni della cultura del suo pace e della tradizione poetica precedente, classica e italiana. Questo quantity contiene tutte le operette del Magnifico e un’amplissima scelta delle Rime curate dallo specialista Federico Sanguineti, autore anche dell’acuto discorso critico introduttivo.

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By Laurie Sheck

The “exquisite and haunting” (Booklist) selection of poems outfitted round the language and mystique of yank captivity narratives during which Sheck enters the brilliant lifestyles we are living within our personal minds and selves, and takes us into the mysterious underside of awareness and selfhood.

From Publishers Weekly
The squat, long-lined poems of Sheck's 5th assortment meditate on American captivity narratives—stories renowned within the past due seventeenth century, reminiscent of Mary Rowlandson's a story of the Captivity and recovery of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson, usually approximately abduction by way of local Americans—as metaphors for the restrictions of cognizance and the poetry that attempts to render it. those narratives are without delay addressed within the 17 "Removes," a time period taken from Rowlandson's booklet. in other places, Sheck (Black sequence) references different singularly American figures, together with Dickinson, Stevens, William James and Emerson. Sheck relishes the "slow conversion of myself into nothingness," an important (and frequently violent) step towards knowing "this chain of emotions during which we suggest (if it really is that) a self." those poems from time to time appear to courtroom vagueness—words comparable to "scatter," "broken," and "elsewhere" are between Sheck's so much detailed descriptive phrases. a few readers could locate that Sheck exhausts her topics and the time from which they originate; modernity appears to be like once in a while, and while it does—in the shape of "a monitor candescing," the human genome and one "marketing director"—the influence is jarring. all through, despite the fact that, Sheck's lengthy strains maintain a chic uncertainty, and her fractured syntax calls either Dickinson and Gerard Manley Hopkins to brain: "The seconds slant and coarse with split-asunder."

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Download E-books Harm (New California Poetry, Volume 19) PDF

By Steve Willard

This debut quantity establishes Steve Willard as a real unique, an artist whose kinetic feel of wordplay is deft, clever, and unfailingly provocative. meant to be learn in repeated passes, those poems are Cubist in suppose, multifaceted in syntax, and extraordinary in colour. through turns disjunctive, narrative, plaintive, and disruptive, damage. uses a large formal variety in achieving towards its ambition, that is not anything in need of reclaiming misplaced human potentiality from present norms. Syntax flexes and the realm is refigured, saw as though via a special camera's open aperture, drawing the reader to a brand new and transformative inside panorama.

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