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  1. Jonfaith Jonfaith says:

    Each syllableis the work of sabotage I am reluctant to admit that I was muchimpressed with the translations by Auster of established poets Eluard, Char than by his own work Auster s verse is rooted in his reading of Merleau Ponty and larded with symbolism from Spinoza and evenobscure eschatologists It aches as it aspires to bridge a distance between subject and sensation It harkens to Arendt s Human Condition while remaining sensual in a milieu of alleged disrepute There s aff Each syllableis the work of sabotage I am reluctant to admit that I was muchimpressed with the translations by Auster of established poets Eluard, Char than by his own work Auster s verse is rooted in his reading of Merleau Ponty and larded with symbolism from Spinoza and evenobscure eschatologists It aches as it aspires to bridge a distance between subject and sensation It harkens to Arendt s Human Condition while remaining sensual in a milieu of alleged disrepute There s affectation at play, a charade in the key of Auster ity, Franz s Hunger Artist awaiting a callback This ain t Prague


  2. M. Sarki M. Sarki says:

    Paul Auster is a very talented man His poems are well made and he should be very proud of them Auster says himself and is quoted in the introduction that these artifacts may be seen down the road as his very best work I was not so enad with his translations, but I don t think it had anything to do at all with the work Auster did on them It was important for me to read these poems and I amimpressed with Auster than before It has enabled a clearer understanding I would not have ha Paul Auster is a very talented man His poems are well made and he should be very proud of them Auster says himself and is quoted in the introduction that these artifacts may be seen down the road as his very best work I was not so enad with his translations, but I don t think it had anything to do at all with the work Auster did on them It was important for me to read these poems and I amimpressed with Auster than before It has enabled a clearer understanding I would not have had otherwise I don t know of many writers who successfully write poetry, fiction, and essays as well as Auster does Hard to do all these well Generally we need to stick with what works best, but Auster is proof that sometimes we just don t know Glad he had the courage to try other things than poetry We are all better for it I really cannot tell you what any of his poems mean, but there is something about them that stays with you, which is good enough for me


  3. mwpm mwpm says:

    We dreamthat we do not dream We wakein the hours of sleepand sleep through the silencethat stands over us Summerkeeps its promiseby breaking it Dictum After Great DistancesThere s a reason Paul Auster is known for his fiction and not his poetry Like many writers before him, Auster started in poetry but abandoned the vocation after the success of hisNew York TrilogyHaving read both, I would sooner recommend his fiction, particularly The New York Trilogy.Anyone curious about Auster s We dreamthat we do not dream We wakein the hours of sleepand sleep through the silencethat stands over us Summerkeeps its promiseby breaking it Dictum After Great DistancesThere s a reason Paul Auster is known for his fiction and not his poetry Like many writers before him, Auster started in poetry but abandoned the vocation after the success of hisNew York TrilogyHaving read both, I would sooner recommend his fiction, particularly The New York Trilogy.Anyone curious about Auster s poetry may be interested to know that there are inklings of his fiction, certain tonal and thematic elements that foreshadow the subjects he would later explore in his novels The prose poem White Spaces reads, at times, like the speech given by Peter Stillman in City of Glass It comes from my voice But that does not mean these words willever be what happens It comes and goes If I happen to bespeaking at this moment, it is only because I hope to find a wayof going along, and so begin to find a way of filling the silence withoutbreaking it.My favourite poems in the collection weren t written by Auster They are poems by the French Surrealists Andr Breton, Paul luard, Robert Desnos, etc translated by Auster The reason being that Auster doesn t have a strong voice in poetry, and therefore does not impose upon the style of the writer he is translating.Overall recommendation Skip the poetry and read the fiction


  4. Chris S Chris S says:

    Finished it, but found it a wee bit impenetrable.


  5. Neil Fulwood Neil Fulwood says:

    In his introduction to this volume, Norman Finkelstein notes that Auster s verse is a poetry that develops rapidly, following a trajectory from taut and furious to open and reconciled, from the reduced minims of world and language to generous valediction But it ends, it definitively ends Following the part prose poem part mission statement White Spaces , Auster received an inheritance which allowed him to focus on the long form novel format, after which he dedicated himself entirely to pros In his introduction to this volume, Norman Finkelstein notes that Auster s verse is a poetry that develops rapidly, following a trajectory from taut and furious to open and reconciled, from the reduced minims of world and language to generous valediction But it ends, it definitively ends Following the part prose poem part mission statement White Spaces , Auster received an inheritance which allowed him to focus on the long form novel format, after which he dedicated himself entirely to prose Which is a shame I d love to have witnessed his continued development as a poet rather than, as evidenced by the work he has produced since Book of Illusions , his gradual slide from relevance as a novelist


  6. Mariana Calmon Mariana Calmon says:

    4.5Os ltimos dois blocos de poesia me encantaram muito, maravilhoso


  7. Zarah Zarah says:

    I enjoyed Auster s poetry well enough There are a few I may look back on.


  8. Alix Alix says:

    your ink has learnedthe violence of the wall banished,but always to the heartof bothering quiet, you cant the stonesof unseen earth, and smooth your placeamong the wolves.


  9. Maarten Buser Maarten Buser says:

    Prima werk, maar had er op basis van Austers proza dat gewoon goed tot heel goed is toch wat meer verwacht Veel thema s die overeenkomen met z n andere werk toeval, de relatie tussen taal en wereld, tussen wereld en taal, enzovoort maar minder sterk uitgewerkt.


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Collected Poems ❮BOOKS❯ ✭ Collected Poems Author Paul Auster – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk Taut, densely lyrical, and everywhere informed by a powerful and subtle music, this collection begins with the compact fragments of Spokes and Unearth both written when Auster was in his early twentie Taut, densely lyrical, and everywhere informed by a powerful and subtle music, this collection begins with the compact fragments of Spokes and Unearth both written when Auster was in his early twenties , continues on through the ample meditations of Wall Writing, Disappearances, Effigies, Fragments From the Cold, Facing the Music and White Spaces, then moves further back in time to include Auster s revealing translations of many of the French poets who influenced his own writing including Paul Eluard, Andre Breton, Tristan Tzara, Philippe Soupault, Robert Desnos, and Rene Char as well as the provocative and previously unpublished Notes From a Composition BookAn introduction by Normal Finkelstein connects the biographical elements to a consideration of the work and takes in Auster s early literary and philosophical influences Penetrating, lyric, and tempered with the same brooding intelligence that informs The New York Trilogy, these poems offer a unique window into postmodern consciousness.