The Selected Poems of Max Jacob

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Even though he was an important founder of modernism, companion to Picasso, Modigliani, Apollinaire, and the early Surrealists, Max Jacob has remained a somewhat neglected and little-known figure. Now this delightful and utterly original poet has been given a detailed and careful presentation in English.
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Overview

Even though he was an important founder of modernism, companion to Picasso, Modigliani, Apollinaire, and the early Surrealists, Max Jacob has remained a somewhat neglected and little-known figure. Now this delightful and utterly original poet has been given a detailed and careful presentation in English.
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“These brilliant poems, these multifaceted diamonds, reflect back upon us even now as valuable informants on contemporary poetic style and as sheer, stand-alone genius. Kulik’s translations are topnotch”—Rain Taxi
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780932440860
  • Publisher: Oberlin College Press
  • Publication date: 12/15/1999
  • Series: FIELD Translation Series , #24
  • Edition description: Trans. from the French
  • Pages: 136
  • Lexile: 1180L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Foreword to The Dice Cup / Le cornet à dés
1914
1914
War
Memoirs of a Spy
Searching for the Traitor
The Key
1889-1916
Capital. Place-Setting
The Feminist Question
La Rue Ravignan
Moon Poem
Fontispiece
Poem
In the Backgrond
In Hill Country
The Novel
Literature and Poetry
Literary Standards
A Bit of Art Criticism
My Life
Biographical
Father Unknown
Life of the Party
The Concarneau Regatta
Let’s Bring Back the Old Themes
Sir Elizabeth (Pronounced Soeur)
Errors of Mercy
The Two Elite Audiences
Poem from The Cock and the Pearl
Allusion to a Circus Act
Sad Last Appeal to the Phantoms Inspirations from the Past
The Tough Guy’s Lament
Leon! Leon!
Poem
Absurd Metamorphosis
A View in Perspective
Playing the Horn
To Mr. Modigliani to Prove I’m a Poet
Watered Earth
Festival
Malachites
Other Characters at the Masked Ball
Other Characters at the Masked Ball: The Blind Woman
Menage of Godless Artists
Glass of Blood
Litanies for the Holy Virgin
Warning!
Demons as I Rise
Hell Has Gradations
Achilles’ Wheel
First Symposium
Second Symposium
Third Symposium
On Death
Shore
Seascape at Roscoff
Jean Jacques
The Best Girl
Travels: Antibes and the Antibes Road
Sunday in Marseilles: Prose Impressions
Ballad of the Night Visitor
The Balcony of Romeo and Juliet
Conservatories
Burial in Quimper
Our Earthly Virtues are Castles in the Air
In Paradise
“In the age of enchantment...”
Christian Families
If Guillaume’s Death Had Been Christian
“At the outskirts of town...”
Infernal Visions
The Pilgrims at Emmaeus
Write Your Memoirs
Novel 1943
Magic Confessions
The Seasons
“Max Is a Lunatic” (Everyone)
Loving Thy Neighbor
The Yellow Star Again
Death
Ballad of the Perpetual Miracle
The Restless Soul Remakes Heaven
Prophetic Dreams
Artless Lines
Reconstruction
Acknowledgments
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