Download E-books The People Look Like Flowers At Last PDF

By Charles Bukowski

The fuel line is leaking, the poultry is long past from the

cage, the skyline is dotted with vultures;

Benny ultimately received off the stuff and Betty now has a job

as a waitress; and

the chimney sweep was once particularly gentle as he

giggled up via the


I walked miles throughout the urban and recognized

not anything as an incredible claw ate at my

belly whereas the interior of my head felt

ethereal as though i used to be approximately to go


it's now not loads that not anything means

whatever yet extra that it retains meaning


there's no free up, simply authorities and self-

appointed gods and hucksters.

the extra humans say, the fewer there's to say.

even the simplest books are dry sawdust.

—from "fingernails; nostrils; shoelaces"

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Download E-books Voyager (New California Poetry, Volume 31) PDF

By Srikanth Reddy

Srikanth Reddy’s moment publication of poetry probes this world’s cosmological relation to the plurality of all attainable worlds. Drawing its identify from the spacecraft at present departing our sunlight approach on an embassy to the past, Voyager unfolds as 3 books inside of a publication and culminates in a chilling Dantean allegory of management and its failure within the reason behind humanity. on the middle of this quantity lies the historic determine of Kurt Waldheim—Secretary-General of the U.N. from 1972-81 and previous intelligence officer in Hitler’s Wehrmacht—who as soon as served as a spokesman for humanity whereas final silent approximately his function within the collective atrocities of our period. Resurrecting this complicated determine, Reddy’s common voyager explores the backyard of forking paths hidden inside of each totalizing dream of id.

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Download E-books The New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics PDF

By Alex Preminger

The New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics is a accomplished reference paintings facing all elements of its topic: heritage, forms, hobbies, prosody, and demanding terminology. ready by means of famous experts, its articles deal with their themes in adequate intensity and with sufficient lucidity to meet the coed and the overall reader alike. Entries range in size from quite short notices to enormous articles of approximately 20,000 words.

The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, released in 1965, validated itself as a typical paintings within the box. one of the 215 participants have been Northrop Frye writing on allegory, Murray Krieger on trust in poetry, Philip Wheelwright on fable, John Hollander on tune, and William Carlos Williams on unfastened verse. In 1974, the Enlarged version elevated the entries with dozens of latest matters, together with rock lyric, desktop poetry, and black poetry, to call only a few.

The New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics debts for the extreme switch and explosion of information inside of literary and cultural reports because the Seventies. This variation, thoroughly revised, preserves what was once most dear from earlier versions, whereas subjecting each one present access to revision. Over ninety percentage of the entries were greatly revised and such a lot significant ones totally rewritten. thoroughly new entries quantity 162, together with these via new individuals Camille Paglia, Barbara Herrnstein Smith, Elaine Showalter, Houston Baker, Andrew Ross, and lots of extra. New entries comprise these on cultural feedback, discourse, feminist poetics, and Chicano poetry.

Improvements disguise numerous components: all of the fresh advancements in thought that endure on poetry are integrated; bibliographies of secondary resources are prolonged; cross-references between entries and during blind entries were elevated for higher ease of use; and insurance of emergent and non-Western poetries is dramatically elevated. certainly, a trademark of the encyclopedia is its world-wide orientation at the poetry of nationwide and cultural groups.

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Download E-books Rebel Souls: Walt Whitman and America's First Bohemians (A Merloyd Lawrence Book) PDF

By Justin Martin

In the shadow of the Civil conflict, a circle of radicals in a rowdy saloon replaced American society and helped set Walt Whitman at the route to poetic immortality.

Rebel Souls is the 1st e-book ever written in regards to the colourful staff of artists— regulars at Pfaff’s Saloon in Manhattan—rightly thought of America’s unique Bohemians. in addition to a tender Whitman, the circle integrated actor Edwin sales space; trailblazing stand–up comedian Artemus Ward; psychedelic drug pioneer and writer Fitz Hugh Ludlow; and brazen performer Adah Menken, well-known for her bare woman regimen. significant to their instances, the artists controlled to forge connections with Ralph Waldo Emerson, Mark Twain, or even Abraham Lincoln. This brilliant story, filled with unique examine, deals the pleasures of an exceptional crew biography like The ceremonial dinner Years or The Metaphysical Club. Justin Martin indicates how this primary bohemian culture—imported from Paris to a dingy Broadway saloon—seeded and nurtured an American culture of insurgent artwork that flourishes to this day.

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Download E-books The Strength to Dream: Literature and the Creative Imagination PDF

By Colin Wilson

What's the mind's eye and does it work?

having a look significantly on the pictures of the area portrayed within the works of such authors as H.P. Lovecraft, August Strindberg, Jean-Paule Sartre, Samuel Beckett, H.G. Wells, Tolkien, D.H. Lawrence and Alsous Huxley, Colin Wilson includes out a desirable look for a definition of the artistic mind's eye and its impact on literature.

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Download E-books The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám: Illustrated Collector's Edition PDF

A publication of verses beneath the bough,
A jug of wine, a loaf of bread—and thou.
The Rubáiyát is the most renowned poems of all time. a set of quatrains composed within the 11th century via Persian poet and thinker Omar Khayyám, it used to be first released in English-language translation by way of Edward Fitzgerald in 1859. considering the fact that then, its depression tone and enigmatic philosophy of mourning the painful brevity of existence whereas celebrating what pleasures we may well locate have made it an notion to many writers, together with Matthew Arnold and Thomas Hardy. extra lately, it has additionally been the topic of many track variations and films.
This collector’s version of The Rubáiyát positive factors beautiful full-color illustrations created via René Bull in 1913 that interpret the poem’s wonderful sensual imagery and supply the best supplement to Fitzgerald’s translation, which continues to be the main well-known. each web page of poetry during this collector’s version good points specific artwork nouveau borders in gold, with each one representation framed in a gold border.

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Download E-books Easy: Poems PDF

By Marie Ponsot

Go away it to the sleek Marie Ponsot, now in her past due eighties, to view her existence in poetry as easeful. As she tells us, considering what stones can listen, "Between silence and sound / we're balancing darkness, / making mild of it." during this celebratory assortment, Ponsot makes gentle, in either senses, of all she touches, and her excitement in supplying those past due poems is infectious. After greater than a part century at her craft, she describes her poetic personal tastes unpretentiously hence: "no fruity words, simply unspun / phrases trued correct towards a pleasant / suggestion, for chaser. True's a danger. / Take it I say. Do precise for fun."

Ponsot is accepting of what has come, no matter if it's a joyous reminiscence of her second-grade instructor in a brand new York public institution or the sensation of being "Orphaned Old," much less fortunate in lifestyles given that her mom and dad died. She holds herself to the top commonplace: to determine essentially, to imagine, to deal openhandedly and openheartedly with the area, to "Go to a marriage / as to a funeral: / bury the loss" and likewise to "Go to a funeral / as to a marriage: / marry the loss." She confides that she meets works of serious paintings "expectant and thirsty."

Indeed, Ponsot's thirst for all times and its most sensible expression, for the sprightly word and the deeper knowing working underneath, makes this publication a transformative event. The knowledge and tune of simple, like several of Ponsot's poetry, will stay along with her readers for many years to come back.

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