A World Rich in Anniversaries: Prose Poems (Grilled Flowers International Editions # 3)

A World Rich in Anniversaries: Prose Poems (Grilled Flowers International Editions # 3) English Translation From The French By Mary Feeney And William Matthews Jean Follain Was A Major Voice Of Modern French Poetry This Collection Of Follain S Prose Poems Is A Rare Book, A Limited Edition On Heavy Stock, With The Original French Text Of Each Poem Printed On The Facing Page

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  • Hardcover
  • 96 pages
  • A World Rich in Anniversaries: Prose Poems (Grilled Flowers International Editions # 3)
  • Jean Follain
  • English
  • 22 September 2018
  • 9780931238055

10 thoughts on “A World Rich in Anniversaries: Prose Poems (Grilled Flowers International Editions # 3)

  1. says:

    These prose poems are like photographs that vividly frame the singular existence of individual people and things, while connecting them in a multi dimensional universe of time, space, and meaning a universe recognizable, even in its most impenetrable mysteries, as our own Rummaging through the old clothes your body no longer fits the body death keeps an eye on, even if at a distance you find the movement of a frail machine You have to think hard to remember what it s for You turn it over and over in your fingers while a legendary sun sets, far away Follain s poetic camera seems to look everywhere at once, as though pointed from the fictional Aleph of Borges imagination, the only place on earth where all places are seen from every angle, each standing clear, without any confusion or blending El Aleph, 1945 From Follain s Aleph we traverse within the span of a single paragraph houses, fields, villages, centuries, our gaze resting on situations and objects alternately familiar and obscure Imagine, over, that this Aleph engages all the senses, not just the visual The smell of old papers grows acrid, the bird songs tenuous Fishermen along the river get ready to leave, repacking their tackle An abandoned inn has one last tenant Her ancient silhouette appears at the window She remains at a loss because her piece of p t already smells bad I particularly appreciated Follain s skill in making connections while only occasionally using explicit similes For the most part we are offered no than the sights and sensations accessible to any observant person, yet through Follain s skillfully heightened descriptions and their selective juxtapositions, we are invited to penetrate the surface of objects and, as with all great poetry, to imagine the world from other points of view On Easter Sunday the old man puts jewelry onto the wrists, ears, and neck of a long haired woman Already hitched to the black and yellow carriage, the glistening bay mare whinnies A sailor sings by an engraving of the end of the world with Christ in its billowing heavens, the dead caught up in their shrouds, leaving their graves Time fills with a future that may be fearsome A child goes by on the road, wearing a motionless garter snake for a bracelet How hot this long day beginning a century will be Housebound, a deformed girl closes her blue eyes The translations by Mary Feeney and William Matthews appear straightforward, although I admit I m not sophisticated enough to critique them For those who read French, or would like to, the original texts are juxtaposed with the English versions This is one of the books I keep by my bedside, to open when I need a poetry fix It is not, unfortunately, widely available It should be.

  2. says:

    This book changed my writing and my thoughts about writing than any other book I ve ever read I re read it whenever I can.

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