Download E-books Now and Then: The Poems of Gil Scott-Heron PDF

By Gil Scott-Heron

"A poet and polemicist whose lyrics have encouraged and galvanized generations."  —GQ

One look at Now after which and it turns into obtrusive that this isn't simply a set of a songwriter's lyrics. The song-poems of this undisputed "bluesologist" triumphantly stand on their lonesome, evoking the rhythm and urgency that have exceptional Gil Scott-Heron's profession. This collection carries the reader from the worldwide subject matters of political hypocrisy and the hazards posed through capitalist tradition to painfully own subject matters and the realities of contemporary day existence. His message is black, political, traditionally exact, pressing, uncompromising, and mature, and as appropriate now because it was once within the early 1970s.

About the Author

A hugely influential and extensively well-known singer, proto-rapper, jazz pianist, poet, novelist, and socio-political commentator, Gil Scott-Heron continues to be a different and significant determine in international track. With greater than 20 albums to his identify, his politically charged output has received him a world following.

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Download E-books Selected Poems Rudyard Kipling (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) is usually considered as the unofficial Laureate of the British Empire. but, his writing unearths a ferociously self sufficient determine every now and then violently against the dominant political and literary developments of his age. prepared in chronological order, this varied collection of his poetry exhibits the improvement of Kipling's expertise, his deepening adulthood and the growing to be sombreness of his poetic imaginative and prescient. starting from early, exhilarating celebrations of British growth in another country, together with "Mandalay" and "Gunga Din", to the dignified and inspirational "If" - and the later, deeply relocating "Epitaphs of the War" - encouraged via the dying of Kipling's purely son - it in actual fact illustrates the scope and originality of his paintings. It additionally deals a compelling perception into the Empire either at its top and through its decline within the early years of the 20th century.

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Download E-books Native Guard PDF

By Natasha Trethewey

]Winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for poetry, Natasha Trethewey's elegiac Native Guard is a deeply own quantity that brings jointly legacies of the Deep South.

The identify of the gathering refers back to the Mississippi local Guards, a black regiment whose position within the Civil battle has been principally neglected via historical past. As a baby in Gulfport, Mississippi, within the Sixties, Trethewey might gaze around the water to the citadel on send Island the place accomplice captives as soon as have been guarded by way of black infantrymen serving the Union reason. The racial legacy of the South touched Trethewey's lifestyles on a way more fast point, too. a number of the poems in local defend pay loving tribute to her mom, whose marriage to a white guy was once unlawful in her local Mississippi within the Nineteen Sixties. Years after her mother's tragic demise, Trethewey reclaims her reminiscence, simply as she reclaims the voices of the black infantrymen whose carrier has been all yet forgotten.

Literary Awards
Pulitzer Prize for Poetry (2007)

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Download E-books One Hundred Poems from the Chinese (New Directions Books) PDF

The lyrical international of chinese language poetry in trustworthy translations by means of Kenneth Rexroth.

The lyric poetry of Tu Fu ranks with the best in all international literature. around the centuries―Tu Fu lived within the T'ang Dynasty (731-770)―his poems come via to us with an immediacy that's breathtaking in Kenneth Rexroth's English models. they're so simple as they're profound, as soft as they're beautiful.

Thirty-five poems by way of Tu Fu make up the 1st a part of this quantity. The translator then strikes directly to the Sung Dynasty (10th-12th centuries) to offer us a couple of poets of that interval, a lot of whose paintings was once no longer formerly to be had in English. Mei Yao Ch'en, Su Tung P'o, Lu Yu, Chu Hsi, Hsu Chao, and the poetesses Li Ch'iang Chao and Chu Shu Chen. there's a normal advent, biographical and explanatory notes at the poets and poems, and a bibliography of alternative translations of chinese language poetry.

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Download E-books Seeing Stars: Poems PDF

By Simon Armitage

An exciting new assortment from the highly acclaimed British poet Simon Armitage. With its bright array of dramatic monologues, allegories, and tall stories, this absurdist, unreal exploration of contemporary society brings us a refrain of distinctive and unforgettable voices.

All are welcome at this twilit, visionary carnival: the guy whose spouse drapes a border-curtain around the heart of the marital domestic; the black undergo with a depressing mystery; the girl who oversees gigantic snowballs within the freezer. “My female friend gained me in a sealed public sale yet wouldn’t / inform me how a lot she bid,” starts one speaker; “I hadn’t intended to head grave robbing with Richard Dawkins / yet he might be very persuasive,” one other tells us. The storyteller at the back of this human tapestry has approximately him a sly undercover idealism: he stocks with a lot of his characters a stargazing ability for trust, or for being, at least, solely “genuine in his disbelief.” In those startling poems, with their targeted cartoon-strip strength and air of misrule, Armitage creates international after global, extraordinary and regularly specific, the place the one simple task is the unforeseen.

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Download E-books Orlando Furioso e Cinque Canti PDF

By Ludovico Ariosto

L'Orlando ariostesco, poema nato dalla fusione dell'epica carolingia con quella bretone, esce in tre assorted edizioni, rispettivamente nel 1516, nel 1521 e nel 1532. Ogni edizione si distingue according to evidenti variazioni di tipo linguistico. I Cinque Canti, invece, sono stati scritti da Ludovico Ariosto con l'idea di aggiungerli ai quaranta della prima edizione. Un'aggiunta che non è poi stata inserita in nessuna delle due versioni successive ed è rimasta quindi isolata e accantonata dall'autore. Oggi questo poema è edito da UTET in versione digitale,impreziosita da un curatissimo apparato critico.

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Download E-books La vida y el arte PDF

By Michael Hamburger

Michael Hamburger fue uno de los poetas, ensayistas y traductores más importantes de los angeles segunda mitad del siglo XX. Conocido sobre todo por su hard work como traductor de l. a. poesía alemana al inglés, en especial de Hölderlin y Celan, Hamburger fue asimismo un excelente y genuino poeta, un fino cantor del arte y l. a. naturaleza, de los animales y los jardines, así como de l. a. crueldad del siglo XX. En esta edición, Marías Serra Bradford ha seleccionado y traducido una amplia muestra de toda los angeles obra poética de Hamburger, que nunca antes había sido traducido al castellano. Admirada por Ted Hughes o Seamus Heaney, los angeles poesía de Hamburger es una belleza inimitable e irreductible.

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Download E-books Unleashed: Poems by Writers' Dogs PDF

By Amy Hempel, Jim Shepard

Now in paperback, an impossible to resist present for puppy fans: poems from the canines' perspective, written via the well-known writers and poets who love them.

List of contributors:
Edward Albee,  Jennifer Allen,  Danny Anderson,  Lynda Barry,  Rick Bass,  Charles Baxter,  Robert Benson,  Roy Blount, Jr., Ron Carlson,  Jill Ciment,  Bernard Cooper,  Stephen Dobyns,   Mark Doty,   Stephen Dunn,   Anderson Ferrell,  Amy Gerstler, Matthew Graham,   Ron Hansen,   Brooks Haxton,   Cynthia Heimel,   Amy Hempel,   Noy Hollan,   Andrew Hudgins,   John Irving, Denis Johnson,  R.S. Jones,   Walter Kirn,  Sheila Kohler,   Maxine Kumin,  Natalie Kusz,  Anne Lamott,   Gordon Lish,  Ralph Lombreglia, Merrill Markoe,  Pearson Marx,  Erin McGraw,  Heather McHugh,   Arthur Miller,  George Minot,  Susan Minot,   Honor Moore, Mary Morris,  Alicia Muñoz,  Elise Paschen,  Padgett Powell,  Wyatt Prunty,  Lawrence Raab,  Mark Richard,   John Rybicki, Jeanne Schinto,  Bob Shacochis,  Jim Shepard,   Karen Shepard,  Lee Smith,  Ben Sonnenberg,  Kate Clark Spencer,  Gerald Stern,
Terese Svoboda,  William Tester,  Abigail Thomas,  Lily Tuck,  Sidney Wade,  Kathryn Walker,  William Wegman

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Download E-books Rommel Drives on Deep into Egypt PDF

By Richard Brautigan

Rommel Drives on Deep into Egypt is Richard Brautigan's 8th poetry book and comprises fifty eight poems. The name of the e-book echoes a 1942 San Francisco Chronicle headline describing a profitable operation via Rommel through the North African crusade of global battle II. The six line name poem, resembling Ozymandias, makes use of this headline to check the transitory nature of either human exercise and the reader of the poem. The photo at the disguise of the 1st softcover version used to be taken by way of Edmund Shea in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.

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Download E-books The Sound of the Kiss, or The Story That Must Never Be Told PDF

Composed within the mid-sixteenth century, The Sound of the Kiss, or The tale That mustn't ever Be Told, should be thought of the 1st novel written in South Asia. Telugu, the language spoken in contemporary Andhra Pradesh zone of southern India, has a classical literary culture extending over 1000 years. Suranna's masterpiece comes from a interval of severe creativity in Telugu, while nice poets produced strikingly smooth suggestions. the radical explodes preconceived principles approximately early South Indian literature: for instance, that the characters lack interiority, that the language is formulaic, and that Telugu texts are mere translations of previous Sanskrit works. utilising the poetic kind often called campu, which combines verse and prose, Pingali Suranna's paintings transcends our notions of conventional narrative. "I desired to have the constitution of a posh narrative nobody had ever known," he acknowledged of his nice novel, "with wealthy evocations of erotic love, and likewise descriptions of gods and temples that might be a pleasure to hear to."

The Sound of the Kiss is either a gripping love tale and a profound meditation on brain and language. Shulman and Rao contain an intensive advent that gives a broader figuring out of, and appreciation for, the complexities and subtleties of this text.

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