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Knowing the East = Connaissance de l'Est

Author: Paul Claudel; James R Lawler
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2004.
Series: Lockert library of poetry in translation.
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These prose poems were written by Claudel over ten years in his travels through China and Japan in the 19th century. In his translation, James Lawler presents Claudel as a poet who discovered himself in his experience of the East. He gives a detailed introduction, notes on the poet and the poems.
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Named Person: Paul Claudel; Paul Claudel
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Claudel; James R Lawler
ISBN: 069111868X 9780691118680 0691119023 9780691119021
OCLC Number: 53848312
Description: xxx, 137 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: The coconut palm --
Pagoda --
The city at night --
Gardens --
The feast of the dead in the seventh month --
Sea thoughts --
Cities --
Theater --
Graves --
noises --
The entrance to the earth --
Religion of the sign --
The banyan --
Toward the mountain --
The upper sea --
The temple of consciousness --
October --
November --
Painting --
The contemplative --
December --
Storm --
The pig --
Drifting --
Doors --
The river --
Rain --
Night on the verandah --
The moon's splendor --
Dreams --
Heat --
Considering the city --
Going down the river --
The bell --
The tomb --
The sadness of water --
Sailing by night --
Halt on the canal --
The pine tree --
The golden ark in the forest.
Series Title: Lockert library of poetry in translation.
Other Titles: Connaissance de l'Est.
Responsibility: Paul Claudel ; translated with an introduction by James Lawler.
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Contains prose-poems on topics as diverse as coconut palms, banyans, Japanese pines; the Yang-tse; Confucian, Buddhist, and Shinto temples and tombs; hermitages, festivals for the dead, rice-harvests  Read more...

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"Claudel's poems, claim some, are a feast for the senses, and these paintings in pastel are artfully translated here. Recommended for all poetry lovers."--Library Journal

 
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