This internationally famous poem, considered to have exerted a wide influence on modern poetry, was first introduced to English-language readers in the. SAINT-JOHN PERSE’S ANABASE. Anyone who would undertake to analyze a poem such as Saint. John Perse’s Anabase1 is faced with a multitude of problems. This internationally famous poem by the Nobel laureate was introduced to English-language readers in this translation by T. S. Eliot. In this definitive e.

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How could I have not noticed such obvious shallow pomposity? Eliot, who’s literary credibility is difficult to undermine. He was in some financial difficulty persse an exile in Washington until Archibald MacLeishthe director of the Library of Congress and himself a poet, raised enough private donations to enable the library to employ him until his official retirement from the French civil service in Jul 07, Stephen Cronin rated it really liked it.

Poetry portal French and Francophone literature portal Biography portal. The New York Times. Needless to say, I exaggerate, and speak in anger, to console myself that an idol amabasis held dear has fallen from my hands and the broken fragments reveal nothing but ordinary clay ;erse had formed a body which I now perceive had been empty inside.

Hoffmanstahl and Ungaretti wrote for the Russian, German and Italian translations respectively. This item ships from multiple locations.

Saint-John Perse

Perhaps portentousness that jars upon an English ear has a natural beatific resonance for the French. Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature “for the soaring flight and the evocative imagery of his poetry which in a eprse fashion reflects the conditions of our time. His literary work was published partly under his own name, but chiefly under the pseudonyms St. He remained in the US long after the end of the war. Shortly after reading this my body succumbed to an immobilizing fever.

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Mar 04, Matthew rated it liked it Shelves: But if a man shall cherish his sorrow – let him be brought to light!

May 12, H Lamar rated it it was amazing. Giving representative quotations of this work for the sake of a review is difficult, as ANABASIS is a ceaseless flow of images in prose poem form, and though the details are fine and innumerable, it is the whole overwhelming effect that anabaasis this such a special work.

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Anabasis : a poem by St.-John Perse. / Translated by T. S. Eliot – Details – Trove

Trio accused in JIT report reject findings, claim innocence. It’s early yet, but I’m pretty sure I’ll re-reading this for years to come. Nov 30, Valerie rated it it was ok Shelves: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. French and English on opposite pages.

I’ve already read Eliot and Ashbery and, as innovative as it was when it was written, I just didn’t care as much as I might have earlier. Feb 08, Joe rated it it was amazing Shelves: Nov 09, V. In Paris, he got to know the fellow intellectual poet Larbaud, who used his influence to get the poem Anabase published, written during Leger’s stay in China.

Want to Read saving…. I was intrigued enough by the author, and this poem in particular, to go digging for whatever I could find about his compositional techniques.

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I’ll try to explain later. Find Rare Books Book Value. That it certainly is not. Eliot William Faulkner Bertrand Russell. Gift inscription on front free endpaper. With salt I shall revive the anabasid mouths of desire!

Anabasis : a poem by St.-J. Perse translated by T. S. Eliot

It comes off like a series of illustrations of fictional places or coming across a film set anabais buried in the sand. Books Bought and Sold Published: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. It is an epic poem which puzzled many critics and gave rise to the suggestion that it could be understood better by an Asian than by a Westerner.

Pegse not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Reconsidering my criticism of Perse and Bonnefoy, a pang of regret sends me persse to their books to see if rereading an old favourite might not restore my old enthusiasm for their work.

Inhe joined the French diplomatic service, and spent some of his first years in Spain, Germany and the United Kingdom.

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