Cinepoems and Others

Cinepoems and Others

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ISBN-13: 9781590179000
Publisher: New York Review Books
Publication date: 05/17/2016
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 833,229
Product dimensions: 4.50(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Benjamin Fondane (1898–1944) was a Romanian Jew who emigrated to France in 1923 to pursue his love of French poetry and culture. While at law school in Bucharest, he spent most of his time writing for avant-garde literary periodicals. In Paris, Fondane worked at an insurance company and for Paramount Pictures while establishing himself as a poet and philosopher writing in French. Under the guidance of the Russian émigré philosopher Lev Shestov, Fondane became a leading exponent of existential philosophy in the 1930s. He also spent time in Argentina, at the invitation of Victoria Ocampo, lecturing on avant-garde film and directing a surrealist comedic film. In 1944, he was deported from France and killed at Auschwitz. In addition to Cinepoems and Others, New York Review Books publishes a volume of his selected essays, Existential Monday.

Leonard Schwartz’s two most recent collections of poetry are At Element and IF, both from Talisman House. He hosts the radio program Cross Cultural Poetics.

Table of Contents

Introduction   2

Three Cine-Poems:

Maturing Eye-Lids  
13
Mtasipol   19
Horizontal Bar   26

From Ulysses

VII   31
XXI   33
XXXVII   36

From Titanic (X)   38

The Sorrows of Ghosts 49

From Exodus   70

From Belshazzar's Feast   94

From Refusal of the Poem:

In the Time of the Poem  119
Refusal of the Poem   128
Fallen Snow   130
Elegies   132
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Post-face:

Interview with E. M. Cioran

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