By James Phillips, Claude Esteban

ISBN-10: 0916426122

ISBN-13: 9780916426125

This is often my test. This booklet includes either the unique French and English translation.


Contains either Conjuncture of physique and backyard, and a shorter paintings, Cosmogony. Claude Esteban used to be born in 1935 in Paris. as well as 5 different works of poetry, Mr. Esteban has released a number of collections of essays and translations. His vital article De l. a. poesie comme rebel (Poetry as Insurrection), the foreword to the French version of Octavio Paz's Ladera este, first seemed in English translation in Octavio Paz: Homage to the Poet released by means of KOSMOS in 1981. quantity IV of the KOSMOS sleek Poets in Translation sequence. French-English, ix + seventy nine pages. Library of Congress Catalog Card quantity: 87-17028.

Translated through James Phillips. common Editor, sleek Poets in Translation sequence, Kosrof Chantikian.


"The poetic sequences Conjuncture of physique and backyard and Cosmogony, the 1st in prose, the second one in verse, serve to demonstrate ... [a] trust in a poetic house instantaneously current and primordial. In Conjuncture, the speaker descends right into a backyard as profuse in plants as in allusion and reminiscence, discovering in each flow and commentary a part of a drama of mythological proportions: union with nature, the cherished, and the written be aware, in existence and in dying. The poetic sequences ... serve to demonstrate ... a poetic house straight away current and primordial. His paintings will charm such a lot to these for whom poetry in a celebratory and myth-making mode doesn't ... require suspension of disbelief." --Choice, September 1988


Claude Esteban was once a French poet, essayist, and translator. He released 13 books of poems and several other collections of essays on poetry, literature, and visible artwork, and he translated Paz, Borges, and García Lorca into French. He used to be provided the Mallarmé Prize, the Grand Prix de Poésie de los angeles Société des gens de lettres, the France tradition Prize, and the Prix Goncourt.

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I will lose you. I will wipe your eyes out underneath the twigs. A watchman grown too old, you'll only have the shadow left to rot in. XLII Here are the days of closing doors. The words are sheltered. They will pass the winter in their shells. They will sleep. Outside, the entire garden might be gone. They will forget. They will confuse their lies with love. Here are the days of hardening phrases. 32 CONJUNCTURE OF BODY AND GARDEN XLIII Herbes qui n'etes plus, parlez encore. Dites-moi que j'ai partage votre ombre et que j'existe.

Ce jardin est man corps aussi. Pierres du premier jour, repondez-moi. J'ai dit: hors du sommeil, l'autre n'a pas trahi, la terre ultime. 0 zenith sur les arbres, exauce-moi. J'ai pris man nom. Je l'ai couvert de brume et de silence. J'ai dechire ce qui restait de doute entre mes doigts. J'ai attendu le soir. J'ai disparu, graine parmi les graines. LXIII Je t'aime depuis toujours. Je t'emprisonne dans une image. Je te rends aux chemins, toi qui mourais sur chaque fleur. Delaisse nos saisons. Altere le savoir des signes.

J'ai dormi trop longtemps, immobile dans la moiteur des chambres. Seul avec ce reflet. Jene veux pas. Jene veux pas le voir se perdre sous la mousse, frissonner contre vous, arnes cruelles de l'hiver. Je veux m'enchevetrer, n'etre plus qu'un serpent avec sa bouche. Garder intacts les gestes de l'amour. XLI Sentinelle soleil, tu somnoles, dis-moi, sur ta muraille. Tout s'effondre alentour. Tu n'as rien vu. Regarde mieux. Chaque fourmi porte un morceau de mort dans ses machoires. Toi qui for'Yais la nuit, ton creur est froid.

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