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Poetry. Translated by Norma Cole. NUDE is a hilarious set of adventures, a retelling in a striking array of contemporary lyric forms of the story of Susannah and the elders. A zany send-up, these poems are a set of adventures, family outings, romps and trysts in hotel rooms on the Riviera. In this brilliant translation, Portugal's poems are at their most whimsical and heterogeneous. "You really know painting/ the true distance/ stepping back/ the cat's eye in the manufacture of marbles/ flowerpot to flowers/ ...

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Overview

Poetry. Translated by Norma Cole. NUDE is a hilarious set of adventures, a retelling in a striking array of contemporary lyric forms of the story of Susannah and the elders. A zany send-up, these poems are a set of adventures, family outings, romps and trysts in hotel rooms on the Riviera. In this brilliant translation, Portugal's poems are at their most whimsical and heterogeneous. "You really know painting/ the true distance/ stepping back/ the cat's eye in the manufacture of marbles/ flowerpot to flowers/ strong/ red of the red bean/ you should have a Sugar Daddy even a tired one/ even an ugly one/ the hereditary symmetry of the rodeo/ and its raging desire/ to make you dance/ whistling to yourself/ think think of the kid from Cliff/ who relaxes/ and lets a crumb fall into your lap/ You really know painting" - Untitled.

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Publishers Weekly
French feminism meets experimental fractured narrative (they may or may not walk side by side, or fall in love) in Nude, by the Paris-based contemporary poet Anne Portugal; her pages and stanzas some whimsical, others demanding shine in an English translation by Norma Cole (Sept.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780932716576
  • Publisher: Kelsey Street Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 108

Meet the Author

Anne Portugal was born in Angers, in 1949. She lives and teaches in Paris. She is also the model of a famous "Poets' Calendar."

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