Download E-books Solipsist (Henry Rollins) PDF

By Henry Rollins

"I observed the note Solipsist whereas examining the dictionary in 1993. i used to be living
in NYC on the time and the observe outlined how the town made me consider. I worked
on this e-book in different towns around the world till 1996. The writing is
obsessive and claustrophobic. To be solipsistic is to completely notice the ego
and the nightmare of utter self-possession. I went for it and it swallowed me
whole." --Henry Rollins

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Download E-books Robert Browning (Bloom's Classic Critical Views) PDF

Whereas his detractors came across his verse to be intentionally imprecise, Robert Browning resisted such fees and went directly to turn into certainly one of he such a lot significantly acclaimed and well known English poets of the nineteenth century. identified for his inventive originality and dramatic energy, Browning is likely one of the such a lot undervalued significant poets of the English language, as is proof in his enduring works comparable to "My final Duchess", "Fra Lippo Lippi", "Childe Roland" to the "Dark Tower Came", "Andrea del Sarto", and "Caliban Upon Setebos". This quantity of essays that includes feedback from either Browning's contemporaries and later critics additionally contains a chronology, an index, and an creation from literary critic Harold Bloom.

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Download E-books Memory: Poetry of Faiz Ahmad Faiz PDF

By Faiz Ahmad Faiz, Sain Sucha

Faiz Ahmad Faiz (Urdu: فیض احمد فیض ‎, born thirteen February 1911 – 20 November 1984) MBE, NI, was once an influential left-wing highbrow, progressive poet, and essentially the most well-known poets of the Urdu and Punjabi language from Pakistan. A amazing member of the revolutionary Writers' flow (PWM), Faiz used to be an avowed Marxist. indexed 4 instances for the Nobel Prize in poetry, he bought the Lenin Peace Prize by means of the Soviet Union in 1962. regardless of being many times accused of atheism via the political and army institution, Faiz's poetry steered a extra nuanced dating with faith usually and with Islam specifically. He was once, actually, significantly encouraged by way of either secular poetry and South Asia's Sufi traditions. His well known ghazal Hum Dekhenge is an instance of ways he fused those interests.

Faiz used to be controversially named and associated by means of leading minister Liaquat Ali Khan's executive for hatching the conspiracy (see Rawalpindi conspiracy case) opposed to Liaquat Ali Khan's executive, besides a left-wing army sponsor Major-General Akbar Khan. Having been arrested through army police, Faiz between others got a greatest sentence by way of JAG department, even if his sentence used to be commuted after the assassination of Liaquat Ali Khan in 1951.

He remained tremendous influential in Pakistan and his paintings maintains to persuade the country's literature and humanities. Faiz was once publicly commemorated through the Pakistan executive after his literary paintings used to be publicly recommended and posthumously commemorated him with nation's optimum civil award, Nishan-e-Imtiaz, in 1990.

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Download E-books Poetry and Language Writing: Objective and Surreal (LUP - Poetry and) PDF

By David Arnold

Language Poetry, Language Writing, L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E writing—no topic the moniker, the effect of the move and its specific pedigree of theory-conscious poetics, postmodern aesthetics, and non-academic stance can't be denied. during this well timed quantity, David Arnold not just presents a method for coming to phrases with this influential mode of writing and its ongoing hindrance of illustration but in addition reassesses the advanced courting among language poetry and surrealism, via dialogue of a few of past due twentieth-century’s such a lot leading edge poets, together with Charles Bernstein, Susan Howe, Michael Palmer, and Barrett Watten.

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Download E-books Grand & Arsenal (Iowa Poetry Prize) PDF

By Kerri Webster


From the intersection of private and non-private worry, Kerri Webster’s award-winning assortment speaks of hysteria and awe, vanishings and reappearances. A urban either rises and falls; worlds are concurrently spoken into being and torn down by way of phrases. “This is how time sounds,” Webster writes; this is often the hum and click on of our bodies “desirous of believing we’re all automobile, each rainy atom of us,” while the stored seeds root within the fallen brickwork and the artifacts pile up: knowledge tooth, hummingbird skulls, plumb bobs, icons, antlers, incandescent bulbs.

Grand & Arsenal starts “Bless me i'm really not myself,” however it isn't lengthy prior to the likelihood of being blessed is published to be as distant because the inspiration of a complete self. hence starts off the book’s defining fight, enacted by way of a large number of voices which movement from rush to stumble and again again—meanwhile utilizing all of the instruments we as a tradition use to carry worry at arm’s length.

We listen a well-recognized irony, as in “On a visit West, porn within the resort room. i will take or depart it. The climax that places me within the seats? World’s end.” We listen humor, as in “I believed in . . . / . . . a definite apocalypse no longer a lot foretold as crafted / by means of large-brained monkeys.” We pay attention understatement, as in “knowing it doesn't topic / within the grand—she could say scheme, i might say / mishap—.” most significantly, notwithstanding, those poems permit for the fleeting triumph of an undefended voice, which appears to be like frequently to emerge tentatively from a kind of exhausted collapse.


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Download E-books Cantos for the Crestfallen PDF

By Pseudo-Leopardi, A Necrezuta, F Pilastru, I Imaculata

Pseudo-Leopardi’s Cantos for the Crestfallen, the following translated for the 1st time from the Romanian unique, is a breathless expiration of most unlikely pessimo-mystical wishes for the immanent past. In a series of thirty one verses channeling the spirits of Cioran, Dante, and the poet’s eponym, the Cantos testify to life’s senselessness, the need of being beheaded, and the affection of saints. it truly is an intoxicated and uncompromising imaginative and prescient: The identify of you / Who modify one atom of my sigh is now afflicted from lifestyles.
“Not for the reason that Die Nachtwachen (The Nightwatches), released in 1804 below the pseudonym of Bonaventura, a German Romantic of often-attributed but arguably nonetheless doubtful id, has there seemed this sort of ebook as Cantos for the Crestfallen. additionally written by way of an unknown hand, one soaking wet in a philosophy and poetics of an apocalyptic tone, the latter identify competitors its predecessor in either secret and depression. even as that the authors of those works tear the masks from the darkish face of the inhuman comedy, they perform a reckless wit that makes the blackness of our lives blacker nonetheless. Cantos for the Crestfallen particularly flows with grotesque conceits that vacant into an ocean of tears, eventually drowning its reader faraway from the sight of land, of domestic, and of hope.” – Thomas Ligotti
“Like his namesake-by-declamatio, the writer of Cantos for the Crestfallen has controlled to condense all human afflictions into one solitary fusion of depression, a distress with the teeth adequate to chew the hand off each nescient and conciliatory phantasm. And but to underpin this breathless, virtually throttled, ennui (his personal sigh even “drowning in air”) there's the unravel and the bitterness of a love affair long past fallacious, the unrequited affections, the uncooked feels of the world’s interminable spurning; and it all a lie, a necrophile’s symphony tapped out through a center made ash of, a center crawling up a corkscrewed backbone to die within a brain.” – Gary J. Shipley
“Pseudo-Leopardi’s Cantos exhale a spirit of blackened occidental sufism that might make your head spiral.” – Pir Iqbal the Impaled
“From the enhaloed entrails of a forgotten workstation comes those Cantos for the Crestfallen. those poems describe not anything and enact everything—litanies of a moldering sunlight refusal.” – Rasu-Yong Tugen, Baroness de Tristeombre

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Download E-books My Vocabulary Did This to Me: The Collected Poetry of Jack Spicer PDF

By Jack Spicer

In 1965, whilst the poet Jack Spicer died on the age of 40, he left at the back of a trunkful of papers and manuscripts and some copies of the seven small books he had obvious to press. A West Coast poet, his impact spanned the nationwide literary scene of the Nineteen Fifties and '60s, although in lots of methods Spicer's leading edge writing ran counter to that of his contemporaries within the manhattan institution and the West Coast Beat flow. Now, greater than 40 years later, Spicer's voice is extra compelling, insistent, and well timed than ever. in the course of his brief yet prolific existence, Spicer afflicted the suggestions of translation, voice, and the act of poetic composition itself. My Vocabulary Did This to Me is a landmark ebook of this crucial poet's lifestyles paintings, and contains poems that experience turn into more and more difficult to discover and plenty of released right here for the 1st time.

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Download E-books The Work of Self-Representation: Lyric Poetry in Colonial New England (Gender and American Culture) PDF

By Ivy Schweitzer

In The paintings of Self-Representation Ivy Schweitzer examines early American poetry throughout the severe lens of gender. Her predicament isn't the inclusion of lady writers into the canon; really, she analyzes how the metaphors of "woman" and "feminine" functionality in Puritan non secular and literary discourse to symbolize either the "otherness" of religious event and the ways that race and sophistication functionality to maintain the "other" in marginalized positions.

Schwetizer argues that gender was once for seventeenth-century new England -- and nonetheless is this day -- a uncomplicated and such a lot politically charged metaphor for the diversities that form identification and be certain cultural place. To glimpse the fight among gender ideology and event, Schweitzer presents shut readings of the poetry of 4 New Englanders writing among the good Migration and the 1st wave of the nice Awakening: John Fiske, Edward Taylor, Anne Bradstreet, and Roger Williams.

Schweitzer focuses solely on lyric poetry, she says, simply because a first-person speaker wrestling with the intricacies of person attention presents fruitful floor for exploring the politics of voice and identification and particularly difficulties of authority, intertextuality, and positionality. Fiske and Taylor outline the orthodox culture, and Bradstreet and Williams in several methods problem it. Her therapy of the frequent poetry of Bradstreet and Taylor is solidly grounded in ancient and literary scholarship but suggestive of the hot insights received from a gender research, whereas discussions of Fiske and Williams carry their little-known lyric paintings to light.

Taken jointly, those poets' texts illustrate the cultural building of a stricken masculinity and an idealized, effaced femininity implicit within the Puritan proposal of redeemed subjectivity, and represent a profoundly traumatic and resilient a part of our Puritan legacy.

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