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Emile Verhaeren: Poems

Emile Verhaeren

Emile Verhaeren: Poems

Dubbed the 'European Walt Whitman', Emile Verhaeren is a pro-European idealist, whose poetry explores his overriding notion of mankind advancing to a promised land where vital creative energies and new technology could combine to produce a more progressive human strain, a hope ignominiously swept away by the industrial brutality of the First World War.

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Pure Contradiction: Selected Poems

Rainer Maria Rilke

Pure Contradiction: Selected Poems

This selection of poems from throughout Rilke's creative output is arranged not chronologically, but by placing poems of similar themes and / or modes of expression close to one another, making bed-fellows of poems rarely seen together. The aim is to illuminate the underlying themes which Rilke said he had arrived at very early in his life.

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The Ballads of Kukutis

Marcelijus Martinaitis

The Ballads of Kukutis

Set in the Stalinist era, when Lithuania's farmers lost everything to the process of collectivization, this book documents the life of the village idiot/trickster Kukutis. Unable to comprehend the strictures of the totalitarian regime, he says and does what he likes and is a potent symbol of freedom until the downfall of communism in Lithuania.

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Pro Eto - That's What

Vladimir Mayakovsky

Pro Eto - That's What

Aggressive, mocking, tender, full of anguish and anger yet also grimly humorous, 'Pro Eto - That's What' is part love poem, part political diatribe and the most autobiographical of Mayakovsky's works. This new translation, complete with the extraordinary photomontages that Alexander Rodchenko created for this work, confirms Mayakovsky, 70 years after his death, as one of the towering figures of Russian literature.

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The Night Fountain

Salvatore Quasimodo

The Night Fountain

This book reproduces for the first time the contents of a manuscript given to a school-friend by the nineteen-year-old Quasimodo, a manuscript which only came to light in 1970 as a result of extensive investigations by the poet's grandson Alessandro.

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To the Silenced: Selected Poems

Georg Trakl

To the Silenced: Selected Poems

A source of inspiration for artists, musicians and writers through the Expressionist period and beyond, Trakl's poetry bleak, yet full of tenderness and hope, nightmarish yet eerily beautiful has steadfastly defied any coherent critical analysis.

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Poems

Franco Fortini

Poems

A selection of poems mainly taken from Fortini's collection Questo muro which consists of poems written between 1962 and 1972; the current selection also includes two earlier poems of the period 1958-1962 from Una volta per sempre.

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