By Donald Flanell Friedman
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One other ebook of brief tales via Italian Tommaso Landolfi. such as his countryman Italo Calvino. such as Kafka and Borges.
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It's difficult to think that mine is the 1st & to this point simply evaluation of this impressive quantity of brief tales . .. or fabulations . .. or ficciones, as Borges may possibly name them. regardless of the selected label, it's transparent from the beginning that this can be a particular, 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 fantasy. for example, the Cancerqueen of the name 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 rather concerns is the fashion & the tone. Landolfi is in a position to a variety, to assert the least. examine those strains from "The Mute" --
"Her breasts have been half-opened buds; as while the imprisoned purple flower simply beings to teach its head, shy, bewildered and already positive. And all of her, an ever new miracle, used to be bursting open like a pomegranate. "
(And whereas that appears like erotic loveliness, within the context of the tale, it's really fairly chilling. )
Or those, from "Cancerqueen" --
"Cancerqueen is getting a growing 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 battle among us; we'll see who wins. "
Or those, from "Shadows" --
"Because of that phosphorescent caliber of her pores and skin to which I had already alluded, i'll fairly truly make out all her gestures. And, considering the fact that this time it had a little bit relented, that wealthy, bright voice, quavering every now and then, appeared the voice itself of the darkish and ardent province, with its invincible and mystery passions, its prides, its countless issues, its stumblings, its problems of expression, its hopeless surrenders, its indomitable and jealous virginities increased to tokens of greater dignity, with the savage energy of its conventions, which fritter away every little thing and to which every thing could be sacrificed, and its trite tasks. "
This kind of writing isn't for everybody, after all. yet for the reader who savors the wealthy, the achingly surreal, the piquancy of an exceptional, infrequent liqueur: you'll locate a lot to linger over with ask yourself & relish those pages. a true discovery awaits you -- such a lot hugely advised!
Chosen and edited via miller williams; poetry basically is twin language.
more consultant that "great"--so it relies on what you will want.
if you simply wish the easiest stuff, the Nicanor Parra, the Neruda, the Enrique Lihn. except you must learn undesirable brief tales, bypass the Skarmeta.
but, worthy it for the 3 poets i discussed whichever means you chop it.
Miller Williams - creation 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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Additional resources for An Anthology of Belgian Symbolist Poets (Belgian Francophone Library, V. 15)
To inhale that sickly smell of ancient church, Insipid, yet sensual and inducing reeling faintness: Fragrant lilies, Christmas mangers with faded straw, Hesitant incense, that dies in the grey shadows; Golden wine evaporated from the ﬂagon; waxen Candles, whose torment atones our sins; All mingled with many other scents: stale altar-cloths And wedding veils, garlanded with orange-ﬂowers. And the ever present and enduring human smell Of the throng met here, of whom God alone knows the count, Copious tears of repentance and sweats of shame, The slow odor of the centuries, trailing forever .
And now, she is atrociously dead, Of a venomous elixir, distilled by destiny, Dead, as well, of a delirious desire, For the most absurd, scarlet kingdom. Her ﬁbers have burst apart, Some evening, illuminated for joy, As she already felt its glory ﬂoating Above her head, like wild eagles. She is dead of impotence, Her ardor and will ground to sand, And it was she who took her life, Endlessly exhausted. Along the funereal ramparts, All along the iron factories, Where the hammers pound the light, She trails her way to burial.
From The Enclosed Lives During those hours of sad evening, when you wish you were dead, When the heart is desolate and so weary, the soul, How soothing to approach the mirror and gaze, Calm waters of the mirror, impossible to exhaust, Where you lose yourself, drifting from shore, in retreat . . Oh! to set out in the cooling water of the mirror, To perish, somewhat, as if in the water of twilight, Georges Rodenbach La Nuit souffre! Les réverbères en choeur Dardent leur ﬂamme rouge et soufre Comme des ex–voto, Comme des Sacré-Coeur, Que le vent fait saigner avec ses froids couteaux.