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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 numerous collections of essays and translations. His vital article De los angeles poesie comme insurrection (Poetry as Insurrection), the foreword to the French variation of Octavio Paz's Ladera este, first seemed in English translation in Octavio Paz: Homage to the Poet released via KOSMOS in 1981. quantity IV of the KOSMOS smooth Poets in Translation sequence. French-English, ix + seventy nine pages. Library of Congress Catalog Card quantity: 87-17028.

Translated by way of James Phillips. basic Editor, glossy 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 area immediately current and primordial. In Conjuncture, the speaker descends right into a backyard as profuse in crops as in allusion and reminiscence, discovering in each circulate and statement a part of a drama of mythological proportions: union with nature, the loved, and the written observe, in lifestyles and in demise. The poetic sequences ... serve to demonstrate ... a poetic area right 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 a number of other collections of essays on poetry, literature, and visible artwork, and he translated Paz, Borges, and García Lorca into French. He used to be offered 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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« Désâmé », c’est du Desbiens typique et classique. Un lecteur familier y retrouvera des effets vus ailleurs, assonances, comparaisons, structures syntaxiques en parallèle, mots fétiches même.

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Vous retournerez a la terre qui vous repugne. Vous serez ce morceau de gel qui dure dans un trou. LI Trois livres sur une table. Les mots ecrits dorment depuis longtemps. IIs ont lutte contre la nuit des choses. Le silence a vaincu. La chambre est vaste de ne plus savoir. Une lueur, qui ne vient pas du jour, flambe et s'enfonce. 37 CLAUDE ESTEBAN XLIX I am the only one who keeps a vigil for the dead. The heart they lost, their mouthless speech, their empty eyes all summon me deeper and denounce me in my night.

Have torn my sex in dreams. Who would want my fear? Who would separate me, without hatred, from my rabble? You who travel far away, I am this darkened pier, this root. Where I die, I still persist. Finish with me. xxx You who triumph in the redness, garden, garden all through summer, I imagine you beneath the snow. I want the snowflakes to cut off the arrogance of your trees. You resolve yourself too fast in perfect fruits. I want the scattered gesture, want the hand which sprinkles you with doubt.

Lei, tout s'est eteint. L'arbre, le vieux soleil des fruits, la promesse parfaite des semences. Je questionne le sol,je continue. Je ramasse une branche morte qui me blesse. XLIV Couvrez-moi de couleuvres. Faites danser le fou et que la foudre se demene. Le delire est partout. J'etais le prince d'un pays de ruse et de mensonge. 'ordure. Maudites, ne m'approchez plus. Portez ailleurs vos rires, vos fanfares. J'aime ce lieu de ranees. Lui seul me reste. Nous y dormirons si tu veux, ma douce, ma secrete ftlle de septembre.

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