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Author Fondane, Benjamin, 1898-1944, author.

Title Cinepoems and others / Benjamin Fondane ; edited and with an introduction by Leonard Schwartz ; translated from the French by Mitchell Abidor, Marianne Bailey, E.M. Cioran, Marilyn Hacker, Henry King, Andrew Rubens, Nathaniel Rudavsky-Brody, Leonard Schwartz.

Publication Info. New York : New York Review Books, [2016]


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 South Windsor Public Library - Non Fiction  841.912 F73C    Check Shelf
Description xiii, 220 pages ; 18 cm.
Series NYRB/poets
New York Review Books poets.
Summary "Benjamin Fondane was that rarest of poets: an experimental formalist with a powerfully lyric poetic style; a near-surrealist who embraced and produced his own version of existential philosophy; a Romanian poet who wrote in French; a self-consciously Jewish poet of diaspora and loss, whose last manuscripts made it out of Drancy just before his deportation to Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1945, where he was murdered, yet whose poetry speaks of a plenitude, an overflowing. After Fondane's death, the poetry might have been forgotten had not writers like E.M. Cioran kept the memory of the work alive, and in France today, Fondane's poetry is again widely available. This first American collection of Fondane's poetry includes his surrealist "Cine-poems," philosophical meditations, and poems that, in their secular/mystical Judaism, confront the calamity--and imaginative triumph--of European Jewry. Poems included in this collection are translated by Mitch Abidor, Marianne Bailey, E.M. Cioran, Joseph Donahue, Eric Freedman, Henry King, Andrew Rubens, Nathaniel Rudavsky-Brody, and Leonard Schwartz"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-218) and index.
Contents Introduction -- From Three Scenarios: Cinepoems/Trois Scenarii: Cinepoemes -- From Ulysses/Ulysse -- The Sorrow of Ghosts/Le Mal Des Fantomes -- From Titanic/Titanic -- From Exodus: Super Flumina Babylonis/L'Exode: Super Flumina Babylonis -- From in the Time of the Poem/Au Temps Du Poeme: Poemes Epars -- E.M. Cioran: Reflections on Philosophy, Poetry, and Benjamin Fondane, interview with Leonard Schwartz -- Bibliography -- Index of English Titles and First Lines.
Subject European poetry -- 20th century.
POETRY -- Continental European.
POETRY -- General.
European poetry. (OCoLC)fst00916787
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Added Author Schwartz, Leonard, 1963- editor, translator.
Abidor, Mitchell, translator.
Bailey, Marianne, translator.
Cioran, E. M. (Emile M.), 1911-1995, translator.
Hacker, Marilyn, 1942- translator.
King, Henry, translator.
Rubens, Andrew, translator.
Rudavsky-Brody, Nathaniel, 1984- translator.
Added Title Poems. Selections. English
Other Form: Online version: Fondane, Benjamin, 1898-1944. Cinepoems and others. New York : New York Review Books, [2015] 9781590179017 (DLC) 2015021282
ISBN 9781590179000 (paperback)
1590179005 (paperback)
9781590179017 (electronic book)
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