Download E-books Lao Tzu : Tao Te Ching : A Book About the Way and the Power of the Way PDF

By Ursula K. Le Guin, Lao Tzu

No different English translation of this maximum of the chinese language classics can fit Ursula Le Guin's awesome new edition. Le Guin, top recognized for thought-provoking technology fiction novels that experience helped to remodel the style, has studied the Tao Te Ching for greater than 40 years. She has consulted the literal translations and labored with chinese language students to enhance a model that we could the traditional textual content communicate in a clean method to sleek humans, whereas last devoted to the poetic great thing about the paintings. keeping off scholarly interpretations and esoteric Taoist insights, she has printed the Tao Te Ching 's instant relevance and gear, its intensity and clean humor, in a fashion that exhibits greater than ever ahead of why it's been lots enjoyed for greater than 2,500 years. integrated are Le Guin's personal own statement and notes at the textual content. This new edition is certain to be welcomed by means of the various readers of the Tao Te Ching in addition to these coming to the textual content for the 1st time.

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Download E-books The Marriage of Heaven and Hell: A Facsimile in Full Color (Dover Fine Art, History of Art) PDF

By William Blake

Once considered as an excellent eccentric whose works skirted the outer fringes of English paintings and literature, William Blake (1757–1827) is at the present time well-known as an enormous poet, a profound philosopher, and essentially the most unique and fascinating English artists. Nowhere is his excellent poetic and pictorial legacy extra obtrusive than in The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, which many think about his such a lot encouraged and unique work.
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell is either a funny satire on faith and morality and a piece that concisely expresses Blake's crucial knowledge and philosophy, a lot of it published within the 70 aphorisms of his "Proverbs of Hell." this pretty variation, reproduced from an extraordinary facsimile, invitations readers to benefit from the wealthy personality of Blake's personal hand-printed textual content together with his deeply stirring illustrations, reproduced on 27 full-color plates. A typeset transcription of the textual content is included.

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Download E-books The Penguin Book of Japanese Verse (Penguin Classics) PDF

Poetry is still a dwelling a part of the tradition of Japan this present day. The clichés of daily speech are usually to be traced to well-known historic poems, and the normal sorts of poetry are widely recognized and enjoyed. The congenial perspective comes from a poetical heritage of a few millennium and a part. This vintage number of verse hence includes poetry from the earliest, primitive interval, during the Nara, Heian, Kamakura, Muromachi and Edo sessions, finishing with sleek poetry from 1868 onwards, together with the emerging poets Tamura Ryuichi and Tanikawa Shuntaro.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts superior by way of introductions and notes by way of unique students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations through award-winning translators.

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Download E-books Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals PDF

By Patricia Lockwood

A panoramic new assortment from one in every of today’s boldest and such a lot adventurous poets

Colloquial and incantatory, the poems in Patricia Lockwood’s moment assortment deal with the main pressing questions of our time, like: what if a deer did porn? Is the US happening on Canada? What occurs while Niagara Falls will get inebriated at a marriage? Is it criminal to marry a filled owl convey? What may Walt Whitman’s tit-pics seem like? Why isn’t an individual named Gary anymore? Did the Hatfield and McCoy infants ever fall in love? The steep tilt of Lockwood’s traces sends the reader snowballing downhill, amassing items of the surroundings with each flip. The poems’ topic is the wildlife, yet their photographs could by no means ensue in nature. This e-book is severe and humorous even as, like a massive grave with a clown mendacity in it.

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Download E-books Risking Everything: 110 Poems of Love and Revelation PDF

By Roger Housden

“Listen, are you respiring a little, and calling it a life?” —Mary Oliver

This luminous anthology brings jointly nice poets from world wide whose paintings transcends tradition and time. Their phrases achieve prior the outer divisions to the common currents of affection and revelation that flow and encourage us all. those poems urge us to get up and love. additionally they name on us to relinquish our grip on principles and critiques that confine us and, as a substitute, to possibility relocating ahead into the lifestyles that's actually ours.

In his choice, Roger Housden has positioned powerful emphasis on modern voices equivalent to the yankee poet laureate Billy Collins and the Nobel Prize–winners Czeslaw Milosz and Seamus Heaney, however the assortment additionally contains a few undying echoes of the previous within the type of paintings via masters reminiscent of Goethe, Wordsworth, and Emily Dickinson.

The tens of millions of readers of Roger Housden’s “Ten Poems” sequence will welcome this gorgeous harvest of poems that either open the brain and heal the center.

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Download E-books Azaleas: A Book of Poems (Weatherhead Books on Asia) PDF

Available for the 1st time in English, Azaleas is a charming choice of poems by way of a grasp of the early Korean modernist type. released in 1925, Azaleas is the single assortment Kim Sowol (1902-1934) produced in the course of his short existence, but he continues to be one in every of Korea's such a lot loved and recognized poets. His paintings is a pleasant and complex combination of the photographs, tonalities, and rhythms of conventional Korean folks songs with strangely glossy varieties and topics. Sowol is additionally identified for his exact and infrequently unsettling point of view, expressed via loneliness, longing, and an inventive use of dream imagery-a mirrored image of Sowol's engagement with French Symbolist poetry.

Azaleas recounts the adventure of a tender Korean as he travels from the northern P'yongyang zone as regards to the cosmopolitan capital of Seoul. informed via an array of voices, the poems describe the younger man's activities as he leaves domestic, his reviews as a scholar and author in Seoul, and his go back north. even though thought of a landmark of Korean literature, Azaleas speaks to readers from all cultures. An essay through Sowol's mentor, the poet Kim okay, concludes the gathering and gives important perception into Sowol's paintings and lifestyles. This stylish translation by means of David R. McCann, knowledgeable on glossy Korean poetry, keeps the immediacy and richness of Sowol's paintings and stocks with English-language readers the quiet fantastic thing about a poet who keeps to solid a strong spell on generations of Korean readers.

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Download E-books New Poems, 1907 PDF

Translated through Edward Snow Winner of the Harold Morton Landon Translation Award.

Rilke's movement to Paris in 1902 and his shut organization with Rodin led him in a brand new path in his poetry. among 1906 and 1908 he produced a torrent of superb paintings that he released in volumes lower than the identify Neue Gedichte: "New Poems."

As translator Edward Snow writes, those books "together represent one of many nice circumstances of the lyric quest for goal experience."

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Download E-books The Poet's Companion: A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry PDF

By Kim Addonizio, Dorianne Laux

From the nuts and bolts of craft to the assets of proposal, this booklet is for someone who desires to write poetry-and do it well.

?The Poet's Companion ?presents short essays at the parts of poetry, procedure, and instructed topics for writing, every one by means of special writing workouts. The ups and downs of writing life―including self-doubt and writer's block―are right here, in addition to tips on getting released and writing within the digital age. by yourself, this e-book should be your "teacher," whereas teams, in or out of the study room, can take advantage of sharing weekly assignments.

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Download E-books The Darkness and the Light: Poems PDF

By Anthony Hecht

EPUB eISBN: 9780307483591
Original e-book: 2001
Electronic book: 2012

The poetry of Anthony Hecht has been praised through Harold Bloom and Ted Hughes, between others, for its yes regulate of inauspicious fabric and its precise tune and visible precision. This new quantity is the fruit of a mellowing adulthood that contains with it a smoky bitterness, a style of historical and skilled knowledge, as during this stanza from "Sarabande on achieving the Age of Seventy-seven":

A flip, a float, a quarter-turn and bow,
The stately dance advances; those are airs
Bone-deep and numbing as I may still know
via now,
Diminishing the forged, like musical chairs.

Hecht's verse--by turns lyric and narrative, formal and free--is grounded within the compassion that comes from a deep knowing of each type of human depredation, but is tempered through flashes of wry comedy, and nonetheless extra via blameless excitement within the presents of the flora and fauna. fans of his poetry will realize an evolution of fashion in lots of of those poems--a quiet and understated voice, passing via darkness towards nation-states of delight.

About the Author-
Anthony Hecht is the writer of 7 books of poetry, between them The tough Hours, which got the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1968, and, extra lately, Flight one of the Tombs. In 1984 he got the Eugenio Montale Award for lifetime fulfillment in poetry, and in 2000 the Robert Frost Medal from the Poetry Society of the US. He has written a severe examine of the poetry of W. H. Auden, and at the legislation of the Poetic artwork (Andrew W. Mellon Lectures within the positive Arts). He taught for a few years at Bard collage, the collage of Rochester and Georgetown collage, and now lives in Washington, D.C.

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Download E-books Paradise Lost (Dover Thrift Editions) PDF

Milton's nice 17th-century epic attracts upon Bible tales and classical mythology to discover the which means of lifestyles, as understood by means of humans of the Western global. Its roots lie within the Genesis account of the world's production and the 1st people; its concentration is a poetic interpretation "Of Man's first disobedience, and the fruit / Of that forbidden tree whose mortal flavor / introduced loss of life into the realm, and all our woe / With lack of Eden."
In elegant poetry of remarkable attractiveness, Milton's poem references stories from Ovid's Metamorphoses, the Iliad and Odyssey, and Virgil's Aeneid. yet one don't need to be a classical student to understand Paradise Lost. as well as its ingenious use of language, the poem includes a strong and sympathetic portrait of Lucifer, the insurgent angel who usually outshines his ethical superiors. With Milton's deft use of irony, the satan makes evil look solid, simply as satanic practices could seem appealing at the start glance.
Paradise Lost has exercised huge, immense impact on generations of artists and their works, starting from the Romantic poets William Blake and Percy Bysshe Shelley to Joseph Haydn's oratorio The Creation and J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings.

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