Contains both Conjuncture of Body and Garden, and a shorter work, Cosmogony. Claude Esteban was born in 1935 in Paris. In addition to five other works of poetry, Mr. Esteban has published several collections of essays and translations. His important article De la poesie comme insurrection (Poetry as Insurrection), the foreword to the French edition of Octavio Paz's Ladera este, first appeared in English translation in Octavio Paz: Homage to the Poet published by KOSMOS in 1981. Volume IV of the KOSMOS Modern Poets in Translation Series. French-English, ix + 79 pages. Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 87-17028.
Translated by James Phillips. General Editor, Modern Poets in Translation Series, Kosrof Chantikian.
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Text: English, French (translation)Review:
"The poetic sequences Conjuncture of Body and Garden and Cosmogony, the first in prose, the second in verse, serve to illustrate ... [a] belief in a poetic space at once present and primordial. In Conjuncture, the speaker descends into a garden as profuse in vegetation as in allusion and memory, finding in every movement and observation part of a drama of mythological proportions: union with nature, the beloved, and the written word, in life and in death. The poetic sequences ... serve to illustrate ... a poetic space at once present and primordial. His work will appeal most to those for whom poetry in a celebratory and myth-making mode does not ... require suspension of disbelief." --Choice, September 1988
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Book Description Kosmos, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. 1st edition. 88 pages. 9.10x6.00x0.60 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 0916426114
Book Description KOSMOS, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0916426114