Download Beginning Latin Poetry Reader: 70 Passages from Classical by Gavin Betts, Daniel Franklin PDF

By Gavin Betts, Daniel Franklin

Embody your Roman muse! As a learner of Latin, you must adventure the Roman international via studying its writers of their unique language. yet you can be not sure the place to start within the classical canon otherwise you could fear that your Latin abilities are inadequate to take on genuine texts. Requiring just a grounding within the fundamentals, starting Latin Poetry Reader enables you to discover the wealthy and various diversity of Latin verse, together with epics, comedies, satires, lyric poetry, or even graffiti! inside of you can find seventy choices from authors of the early Republic resembling Plautus and Terrance in addition to these of the Golden and Silver a long time corresponding to Vergil, Horace, Ovid, and Juvenal--all supported via invaluable footnotes and English translations. This ebook additionally incorporates a transparent evaluate of Latin syntax and the metrics of its verse, a word list of all Latin phrases present in the readings, and a time line displaying the ancient and literary context of every writer. Lose your self in: the glowing comedies of Plautus the intimate love poetry of Catullus the majestic hexameters of Vergil the dependent lyricism of Horace the subtle sensuality of Ovid the compelling satires of Juvenal the bristly epigrams of Martial

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Download Poems and Selected Letters (The Other Voice in Early Modern by Veronica Franco PDF

By Veronica Franco

Veronica Franco (whose lifestyles is featured within the movie risky attractiveness) used to be a sixteenth-century Venetian attractiveness, poet, and protofeminist. This assortment captures the frank eroticism and bold eloquence that set her except the chaste, silent lady prescribed by way of Renaissance gender ideology.

As an "honored courtesan", Franco made her residing by means of arranging to have sexual kinfolk, for a excessive cost, with the elite of Venice and the numerous travelers—merchants, ambassadors, even kings—who undergone town. Courtesans had to be appealing, subtle of their costume and manners, and chic, cultivated conversationalists. Exempt from a number of the social and academic regulations put on ladies of the Venetian patrician type, Franco used her place to recast "virtue" as "intellectual integrity," providing wit and refinement in go back for patronage and a spot in public life.

Franco grew to become a author by means of allying herself with exceptional males on the heart of her city's tradition, quite within the casual conferences of a literary salon on the domestic of Domenico Venier, the oldest member of a noble relatives and a former Venetian senator. via Venier's defense and her personal decision, Franco released paintings within which she defended her fellow courtesans, talking out opposed to their mistreatment by means of males and criticizing the subordination of girls mostly. Venier additionally supplied literary tips while she answered to insulting assaults written by means of the male Venetian poet Maffio Venier.

Franco's perception into the ability conflicts among women and men and her expertise of the hazard she posed to her male contemporaries make her lifestyles and paintings pertinent this present day.

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Download Veinte poemas de amor y una canción desesperada by Pablo Neruda PDF

By Pablo Neruda

Publicado por primera vez en 1924, Veinte poemas de amor y una canción desesperada es quizá el libro de Neruda que ha obtenido una más vasta popularidad y a los angeles vez significó los angeles plena consolidación del prestigio literario de su autor en el área hispánica. Obra de gran envergadura literaria, el remanente de los angeles herencia modernista fue aliado en ella por Neruda de modo admirable a los hallazgos expresivos de l. a. nueva vanguardia en una serie de piezas de conmovida intensidad lírica, cuyo acento de plenitud important, exaltación genésica y erotismo panteísta cede el paso, en l. a. hora de los duelos y las separaciones, a un tono de melancolía que le hermana a los angeles herencia romántica. Intocables en su definitiva rotundidad de pieza maestra, estos Veinte poemas de amor y una canción desesperada constituyen sin duda una de las mayores cimas de l. a. poesía amorosa en lengua castellana.

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Download 6799 by Kenneth Goldsmith PDF

By Kenneth Goldsmith

KG: "A fresh booklet of mine, 6799, is just an inventory of my huge, immense LP and CD assortment — approximately a hundred pages worthy. And it occurs to be sitting on my hard disk drive as I resolution those questions. So I simply scrolled down the checklist and grabbed the main crucial ones. after all, there appeared no cause to edit it."

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Download Christina Rossetti: A Literary Biography by Jan Marsh PDF

By Jan Marsh

Publish 12 months note: First released December 21, 1994
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'Jan Marsh's e-book is the easiest researched and fullest biography of Rossetti we have now but had.' Fiona MacCarthy, long island evaluate of Books '

Although by no means officially a part of the Pre-Raphaelite poetic tuition, which integrated her brother Gabriel, William Morris, and Algernon Swinburne, Christina Rossetti has continuously been associated with it. [Jan Marsh] supplies complete recognition to either the person and her certain number of outstanding and devotional poetry... Marsh delineates an attractive individual whereas analyzing her adolescent apprehensive breakdown, abortive engagement to a lapsed Catholic painter, annoyed love for an absentminded student, and relationships together with her religious yet hearty sister, Maria, and along with her brothers... The author's regular, sympathetic path via Rossetti's divided lifestyles allows readers to delve into the serious and unique self such a lot absolutely expressed in her poetry.' Kirkus Review

From the good Poets series--exquisite small-format collections of vintage poetry superior by way of full-color reproductions of interval paintings, and readable, scholarly introductions.

12 full-color illustrations.

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Download Directing Herbert White by James Franco PDF

By James Franco

The debut poetry assortment via the actor, director, and author James Franco

I'm a nocturnal creature,
And I'm the following to cheat time.
You can see time and exhaustion
Taking pay from my face -

In fifty years
My sleep could be death,
I'll move just like the rest,
But I'll have played

All the video games and all of the roles.
- from "Nocturnal"

"There's by no means been a ebook relatively like this. Hollywood - repute, megastar, the promise of changing into an artist - is the beast at its heart. Franco is aware it like Melville understands whaling. Hollywood during this publication devours its younger. keen about myths approximately its personal previous, it may be survived basically via discovering a vantage element that's not Hollywood. daring but refined, fearless but disarming, Franco has made a booklet you'll by no means forget." - Frank Bidart

"A star-studded forged strikes like ghosts around the reveal of James Franco's poetic attention, imbuing the writing with scenes of icons who're additionally people replete with sorrow and presence in our personal psyches. James Dean, Monica Vitti, Catherine Deneuve, Sal Mineo, Heath Ledger, cross and fade. the writer has an excellent self-reflexive insouciance approximately his personal repute and roles inhabited, from Hart Crane to Allen Ginsberg to Harvey Milk's lover. Franco is a talented modern Renaissance form of man, surveying the waterfront of phantasm, affliction, and impermanance. We depart the movie show a bit wiser." - Anne Waldman

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Download Lug Your Careless Body out of the Careful Dusk: A Poem in by Joshua Marie Wilkinson PDF

By Joshua Marie Wilkinson

Drawing from the work of Susan Rothenberg, Gwyneth Scally, and Eric Fischl in addition to from the images of Allison Maletz, Joshua Marie Wilkinson’s Lug Your Careless physique out of the cautious Dusk is a book-length poem written in small fragments. constituted of seven sections, the poem is shaped as a lot through the poet’s travels via Turkey, the Baltics, and japanese Europe because it is via the flicks of Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Krzysztof Kieslowski, and invoice Morrison. The painters Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud are the following along whispers of Emily Dickinson and Wallace Stevens. Lug Your Careless physique out of the cautious Dusk is a publication of cinematic pictures and fragments, of small tales overheard and quick deserted, of hidden letters and speak to compartments, and of ghosts who go back with questions. Born and raised in Seattle’s Haller Lake neighborhood, Joshua Marie Wilkinson is the writer of 1 different ebook of poetry, Suspension of a mystery in deserted Rooms, and the chapbook A Ghost as King of the Rabbits. He holds an MFA from the collage of Arizona and an MA in movie stories from college collage Dublin. shortly he lives in Denver, Colorado, the place he's pursuing his doctorate in English and inventive writing and finishing his first movie.

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Download Loose Sugar by Brenda Hillman PDF

By Brenda Hillman

Oose Sugar is an alchemical manuscript disguised as a set of poems, or vice versa. both means, the primal fabrics of which this e-book is comprised — love, intercourse, youth, space-time, melancholy, post-colonialism, and sugar — are movingly and mysteriously transmuted: now not into gold, yet right into a poet's philosopher's stone, within which language marries life.

Structurally virtuosic, difficult with no being ornate, unfastened Sugar is spun into sequence inside of sequence: all the 5 sections has a twin heading (such as "space / time" or "time / work") during which the phrases are neither in collision nor collusion, yet in dialog. It's elemental candy speak, and is Brenda Hillman's such a lot experimental paintings thus far, culminating in a meditation at the danger of a local — and female — language.

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