Anthology of Belgian Symbolist Poets

Anthology of Belgian Symbolist Poets

by Donald Flanell Friedman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0820455946

ISBN-13: 9780820455945

Pub. Date: 04/28/2003

Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc.

Originally published in 1992, this bilingual anthology represents the vigor, diversity, and originality with which the Symbolist movement was grafted in Belgium. Cultivating an aesthetics of hallucination and spatial paradigms of the inner world, the fin de siècle Belgian poets transformed the canal cities and landscapes of their homeland into lasting

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Originally published in 1992, this bilingual anthology represents the vigor, diversity, and originality with which the Symbolist movement was grafted in Belgium. Cultivating an aesthetics of hallucination and spatial paradigms of the inner world, the fin de siècle Belgian poets transformed the canal cities and landscapes of their homeland into lasting magnets of the imagination. The Belgian Symbolist poems are vessels of passage to visionary realms, demonstrating the permeability of inner and outer reality.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820455945
Publisher:
Peter Lang Publishing Inc.
Publication date:
04/28/2003
Series:
Belgian Francophone Library, #15
Pages:
247
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Belgian Symbolism: A Poetry of Place and Displacement
The indolent mists of autumn
Deceased are the patrician mansions
The ancient church hovers
My city, beloved sister
The chamber, sad and weary
Silence: it is the voice which trails
At first, the aquarium seems not to be alive
The long line of streetlamps
The Night is alone, like a beggar
Sweet is the room
During those hours of sad evening
At evening, they appear
Water, for the sufferer
O snow, the sweet sound
The Corpse
The Revolt
The Blade
The Ill
The Rain
Infinitely
Fatal Flower
To Die
London
Madman's Song
Tenebrae
Vesperal
The Rock
The Abandoned Port
Hot House
Nocturnal Orison
Foliage of the Heart
Soul
Prayer
Reflections
Diving Bell
Round of Tedium
Touches
Bell-Glasses
Weary Hunts
Gazes
Amen
Hospital
Hothouse of Boredom
Afternoon
Soul of Night
And if he were ever to return
They killed three sweet little girls
You have lit the lamps
Canticle of the Virgin
I have searched thirty years
It's Raining
Love-Hotel
Red Mass
Waltz of Chopin
Initiation
The Missal
The Slumbers of Gold
Legend
Litanies and Prayer
Prayer
Psychology
A Evening - Life: Serenity
Magica
The Holy Book
Lunar Park
The Horror of the Rain
The Marmorean Slumbers
At Evening I
She, Who Will Come
Wretchedness
The Fiancee of Shadows
Dimmed Christmases
Carmen
To the Destroyer
Intoxication
The Prey
The Spinners
The Chapel in the Dunes
Jealousy
The Virgins Look at Themselves in the Mirrors
The Estuaries of Shadows VI
The Estuaries of Shadows VIII
Your Eyes
In Memorium
Song of the Rue Saint-Paul no. 7
Blue Night
Silks
The Islands
Salome
Gaze into our depths
Place your pale diadem
My resonant angels came
Do you still remember
But one night Venus came
Close now, magic ring
The wave is shivering
The radiant fruit of gold shimmers
Be absolved by my decree
Dove! Dove! Enchanted Dove
But how to understand and how to name you
I crossed the ardent forest
O God, who could be there
Through the happiness of twilight
Along the pale waters
I say, teach me who you are, Azrael
O death, dust of stars

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