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One other booklet of brief tales via Italian Tommaso Landolfi. similar to his countryman Italo Calvino. comparable to Kafka and Borges.
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It's demanding to think that mine is the 1st & thus far simply evaluation of this outstanding quantity of brief tales . .. or fabulations . .. or ficciones, as Borges may name them. regardless of the selected label, it's transparent from the beginning that it is a distinct, erudite, darkly witty voice in twentieth century fiction. Landolfi stakes out his personal territory that straddles the glorious, from Kafka & the Surrealists, to then-contemporary New Wave science-fiction, to either the modernist absurd & the normal delusion. for example, the Cancerqueen of the identify tale is a spaceship creating a wild trip to the moon, in a novella that's parody, literary homage, and anti-fiction all at once.
While the tales definitely have plots, what relatively concerns is the fashion & the tone. Landolfi is able to a variety, to assert the least. examine those strains from "The Mute" --
"Her breasts have been half-opened buds; as whilst the imprisoned pink flower simply beings to teach its head, shy, bewildered and already effective. And all of her, an ever new miracle, was once bursting open like a pomegranate. "
(And whereas that feels like erotic loveliness, within the context of the tale, it's really really chilling. )
Or those, from "Cancerqueen" --
"Cancerqueen is getting an increasing number of despotic, surly and bitter. Now she would prefer me to maintain immobile and silent: she'll need to wait awhile! Her nasal, stinking and broth-colored voice excites my antipathy greater than i will be able to say. via now it's all-out struggle among us; we'll see who wins. "
Or those, from "Shadows" --
"Because of that phosphorescent caliber of her epidermis to which I had already alluded, i'll particularly in actual fact make out all her gestures. And, considering the fact that this time it had a little bit relented, that wealthy, shiny voice, quavering at times, appeared the voice itself of the darkish and ardent province, with its invincible and mystery passions, its prides, its endless problems, its stumblings, its problems of expression, its hopeless surrenders, its indomitable and jealous virginities increased to tokens of more suitable dignity, with the savage energy of its conventions, which deplete every thing and to which every little thing might be sacrificed, and its trite tasks. "
This type of writing isn't for everybody, after all. yet for the reader who savors the wealthy, the achingly surreal, the piquancy of a very good, infrequent liqueur: you'll locate a lot to linger over with ask yourself & appreciate those pages. a true discovery awaits you -- so much hugely urged!
Chosen and edited by means of miller williams; poetry in simple terms is twin language.
more consultant that "great"--so it will depend on what you will have.
if you simply wish the easiest stuff, the Nicanor Parra, the Neruda, the Enrique Lihn. until you want to learn undesirable brief tales, pass the Skarmeta.
but, worthy it for the 3 poets i discussed whichever method you chop it.
Miller Williams - advent and editor,
Miguel Arteche - poems,
Efrain Barquero - poems,
Rolando Cardenas - poems,
Luisa Johnson - poems,
Enrique Lihn - poems,
Pablo Neruda - poems,
Nicanor Parra - poems,
Alberto Rubio - poems,
Jorge Teillier - poems,
Armando Uribe Arce - poems,
Poli Delano - story,
Antonio Skarmeta - tale,
Raul Ruiz - play
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Extra info for Alfred Hitchcock's Fear and Trembling
Eugenio Florit t r a n s l a t o r ’ s n o t e Any attempt to present the work of a foreign poet in English raises the objection that poetry can not be translated. In the larger sense this is of course true. One can never capture the precise resonance which a subtle interplay of sound and mean ing creates in the poet’s own language. The poet here translated, Juan Ramon Jim6nez, is a fine musician and he writes in a lan guage which has great poetic assets. Spanish is richer in feminine endings than is English; likewise words ripple with many sylla bles whose counterparts in the latter tongue are monosyllabic and abrupt.
God with you . . ” You happy and blossoming village, You will go on filling with sunshine, With white smoke, with blue smoke, W ith bells and with idyls. All will move toward midday In peace and love . . in the pine trees c o u n t r y ) 14 A bird will be singing . . and everything W ill be yellow and silent. E l valle /1903-190$ Among the clouds the moon is A shepherdess of silver Who, through pathways of stars, Drives her white gleaming flocks. The sky offers her blue lagoons And smooth-worn cattlepaths Full of snowy rosebushes And secluded cottages.
Ah if this world were but always A perfumed evening, I would lift it to the skies In the chalice of my soul! Rimes/1900-1902 AUTUMN ARIA River of crystal, sleeping And enchanted: sweet valley, Sweet shores of white elm trees And of green willows. There is a dream and a heart In the valley: it dreams and it knows How to grant with its dreams a languid Sound of flutes and ballads. 6 Enchanted river, the sleepy Branches of the willows, Trailing in the eddies, Kiss the clear crystals. And the sky is placid and soft, A low floating sky Which with mists of silver Caresses trees and waters.