about french symbolist poetry
French poetry, with its many movements from Symbolism to the Oulipo and beyond, has had a profound influence on North American writing: Gertrude Stein, Wallace Stevens, John Ashbery, and countless others have been attracted by the vivacity of French verse. These two volumes, offering the history of French poetry from the period immediately preceding the twentieth century up to the present, amply demonstrate the range and vitality of their work.
K'Ehleyr14 April 2010 at 7:50amPosts: 8422 (0 today)Status: offline
Gavinoski14 April 2010 at 12:14pmPosts: 236 (0 today)Status: offline
im reading "Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell- the dangerous glitter of David Bowie, Iggy Pop and Lou Reed"
Very compelling read i would suggest it to anyone who is a fan of the three mentioned in the title or a general music fan. You dont realise how clever the 3 of them were (especially Bowie) in the 70's
its great! :-]
K'Ehleyr14 April 2010 at 12:40pmPosts: 8422 (0 today)Status: offline
David Bowie's ex Angela wrote an interesting book about her time with him -
Backstage Passes: Life on the Wild Side with David Bowie (Paperback)
By R.K.M. "RKM" (Seattle, WA United States) -
This review is from: Backstage Passes: Life on the Wild Side with David Bowie (Paperback)
Ya know, you have to take this book with a grain of salt. She is his ex-wife after all. But aside from the occasional "And did I mention this embarrasing sexual problem David has" and the long list of "But look at all the people who wanted to sleep with me!",
This was a highly entertaining book. It was well written and witty. Who knows how many of the stories are true, although I have read other Bowie biographies and can confirm from other sources that a good many of them are.
Also, it's nice to get the point of view of someone who was so close to it all. Go ahead and read this book.
I recommend reading it in conjunction with a very thoroughly researched "Alias David Bowie" or some other such biography in addition. But this really was an enjoyable book.
I intend to make several of my friends read it, just for pleasure although they have no particular interest in Bowie. It's just a fun read.
Duddy1 May 2010 at 1:40pmPosts: 5639 (0 today)Status: offline
BUMP! for the bookworms. :-]
Reading 'The Last Chronicle of Barset' at the mo, a tome and a half, but good to get your teeth into something!
tree mouse1 May 2010 at 2:46pmPosts: 1801 (0 today)Status: offline
Is that Trollope's Barsetshire Chronicles? Nice one.
Clever Duddy finding this thread again.
Dennisd631 May 2010 at 3:21pmPosts: 126 (0 today)Status: offline
The Five People you Meet in Heaven.
tree mouse1 May 2010 at 4:47pmPosts: 1801 (0 today)Status: offline
Five lessons to learn; 'each affects the other and the other affects the next, and this world is full of stories, but the stories are all one.'
Duddy1 May 2010 at 8:17pmPosts: 5639 (0 today)Status: offline
Yes Trollope, sorry. Often looked at that '5 people you meet in heaven' in shops. What's it like?
K'Ehleyr1 May 2010 at 8:25pmPosts: 8422 (0 today)Status: offline
The Dark Side of History - Subversive Magic and the Occult Underground
by Michael Edwards
Magic in the making of Man:
What history books leave out
The dark side of history now reveal the role that secret societies, superstition, divination and the occult played in the shaping of history.
How the rituals, signs and messages used to gain an insight into forthcoming events influenced kings, leaders, politicians - and revolutions!
Man's oldest weapon - the hidden power of our past and present
The Morning of the Magician - Alchemical Art and Natural Magic - The Pope's Magician - An invasion of Demons - The Magician at the Barricades - The Surreal and the Swastika - The Raising of the Pentagon
- just some of the fascinating, brain-blowing ideas explored in the revelatory book
Duddy4 July 2010 at 12:40pmPosts: 5639 (0 today)Status: offline
Reading 'Wildwood' by Roger Deakin about UK woodland, how it has been wasted, mistreated but also much loved. A poetic and emotional view - such a treat.
Also 'Gullivers Travels' - got to the part where one man is involved in a project to extract sunbeams from of cucumbers. We all have our manias! :-]
sounds like good reading, Duddy.
I am reading an endearing autobiography about a Mexican boy and his family who immigrate to California in the 40s and follow seasonal work. Talk about a hard life. The boy does well in school and gets a scholarship to college.
Duddy4 July 2010 at 3:06pmPosts: 5639 (0 today)Status: offline
Hello Matt - always interesting to hear such personal stories from backgrounds different to our own.
Little rainbow15 July 2010 at 12:53amPosts: 3947 (0 today)Status: offline
*Blas de Robles - there were tigers are home
a journalist receives the biography of a well known learned jesuit from the baroque period.
he decides to follow his tracks back to Brazil.
a real epic story written over 10 years by a writter whose first activity is archeology.
Simply the favourite book of my two favourit book seller in Rennes.
*The great book of the song of the songs Lalou/Calame
Some pages are as unique as mysterious composed the Canticle of Canticles, the book most commented of the Bible for two millennia. So unique and so mysterious that they fit into the canon of Scripture has raised many controversies among Jews as among Christians: a disturbing ambiguity, interpretation evokes the love both his erotic and spiritual dimensions. It expresses the love bond between God and Israel, Christ and his Church, or man and woman, the song of beauty and sensuality is hot praise the most sublime that we have written on the couple's love. Frank Lalou and Patrick Calame we offer in the Big Book, all the elements necessary for a comprehensive approach to the Song of Songs, the first word translation from Hebrew into French: an anthology of French translations, from the Renaissance until to today, including those of Calvin, Lemaitre de Sacy, Renan and Andre Chouraqui, the principal interpretations, verse by verse, by the master of Jewish and Christian version of phonetics and grammar exhaustive of all Hebrew words of the poem. "I consider myself a non-believer. But if the link to God is the Song of Songs, I am ready to share." Julia Kristeva
as he is also an artist
sapling15 July 2010 at 1:33amPosts: 894 (0 today)Status: offline
The boy with two belly buttons-stephen J. Dubner
Stuart McLean- Extreme Vinyl cafe
Pascale quiviger-The Perfect circle
An Aroma of coffee- Dany laferriere
Teen Guide to Home-making-Marion S. Barclay and Frances Champion
tree mouse17 July 2010 at 3:24pmPosts: 1801 (0 today)Status: offline
Just started a new translation of Don Quixote; unexpectedly funny and rude.
I've never read Gulliver's Travels all the way through Duddy- just the more famous chapters. Does it read well?
Duddy17 July 2010 at 3:54pmPosts: 5639 (0 today)Status: offline
Well in many ways it has always seemed like a series of narratives patchworked together. I don't think I've read it from cover to cover in one sitting - I just dip into it and over time I've read the whole thing! Reminds me a bit of Robinson Crusoe - it has some great writing but some very dull passages too.
Also 'Wolf Hall' by Hilary Mantel - the second time of reading it, a wonderful recreation of world at that time (Henry VIII's reign) and so humane I think. Be prepared to sit up all night, being unable to put it down.
Little rainbow17 July 2010 at 4:02pmPosts: 3947 (0 today)Status: offline
well come back tree mouse ! :-]
it's been a long time since I red you!
for both of you, the Britanny legend here are sa
Little rainbow17 July 2010 at 4:17pmPosts: 3947 (0 today)Status: offline
saying that four of the little islands, in front of our coasts had been previously stones, launched by the giant Gulliver at the sea ! :-]
I finaly let run the tiger for a while, and properly "ate" the text of Lalou called "your breast is pomegranate" to end with the song of the song.
only avaliable into French unfortunatly.
I smiled reading at the begining that this intelecctual in a way renounces to find any meaning behind what should be translated by " the poem of the poem".
As a poet, I red it refusing to understand anything and just letting the images operate.
He says of those eight pages that no further poetry could have been written without it, no Rumi, etc.
This short text is somehow wonderful, maybe one of the most beautiful ever written, testifying of the deep emotions brought by the fact of being a father today.
More, it is the through the beauty of the verses re red gives him the opportunity, to deliver a message about what are his own view on many actual subjects.
One of the most beautiful lines red those month, giving me stangely the feeling that at least we're two on earth sharing the same feelings about what life, love is !