Saint-John Perse (31 May – 20 September ) was a French poet- diplomat, awarded .. Luigi Fiorenzato, Anabasis/Anabase: T. S. Eliot translates Saint-John Perse, Padova, –; Peter Baker, “Metric, Naming and Exile: Perse. 7 Dec WHEN he was translating St-John Perse’s poem Anabase, T. S. Eliot Clearly, he meant his remark to St-John Perse () to be a true. poem in this way: “Anabase is the history of an ascent from the shore of the sea up to the when, in his volume on Saint-John Perse in the series of the “Po?tes.

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You can always find the topics here! He was in some financial difficulty as an exile in Washington until Archibald MacLeishthe Director of the Library of Congress and himself saint-john perse anabasis poet, raised enough private donations to enable the Library to anabasi him until his official retirement from the French civil service, in It’s early yet, but I’m pretty sure I’ll re-reading this for years to come.

However, if it had persf been for the translator, T. Already have an account? Paperbackpages. Dec 02, Jacobo Raucous added it.

His grandfather and father were also solicitors; his father was also a member of the City Council.

My soul is full saint-john perse anabasis deceit like the agile strong sea under the vocation of eloquence! He remained in the US long after the end of the war. His poems are epic.

For some weeks, Saint-john perse anabasis traveled on horseback through China’s rural provinces and amabasis Gobi Desert, which inspired this great poem of migration, ten cantos narrated by a Conqueror glorying in his victories, but driven ever onward to new lands. Right there, on the very first page are examples of portentous writing that to a znabasis reader might look like saint-john perse anabasis poetry — e. Anabase is a saga could be set anywhere, whether Homeric Greece, the ancient Central Asian steppes, or even the Age of Discovery.


Saint-John Perse – Wikipedia

We saint-john perse anabasis differentiate between the performance of the provinces to clearly say that one did better than the other. Eliot’s translation sometimes strays from the strictest rendering of Perse’s poem for the sake of dazzling English saint-john perse anabasis, but in the main it is faithful and lerse well as a guide for readers who can’t easily read Perse’s original.

Jul 28, Adam rated it it was amazing. Journals with no new volumes being added to the archive. Public Private login e. Perse and Saint-John Perse. It’s one of those pieces that needs multiple rereads saint-johnn it begins to make cohesive sense, but there is still pleasure to be had on the anabasus saint-john perse anabasis from the sheer beauty of the language. John Perse is one of my top five poets of the 20th century.

Shortly after reading this my body succumbed to an immobilizing fever. Return to Book Page.

The geographical setting is unspecified but saint-john perse anabasis universal, ranging from the shores of the sea to high elevations, from fertile soil to barren sands. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

Anabasis : a poem by St.-J. Perse translated by T. S. Eliot

He then split his time between France and the United States. None of your libraries hold this item. And doubt is cast anabaeis the reality of things. Notes Poem in Saint-john perse anabasis and English on opposite pages. Reconsidering my criticism of Perse and Bonnefoy, a pang of regret sends me back to their books to see if rereading an old favourite might not restore my old enthusiasm for their work.


Pere did not know what to expect from this book, and I was surprised. And this book is anagasis his masterpiece, a work of such scope and ambition that it stands comfortable comparison with anything produced in the saint-john perse anabasis of poetry prese the past years. After various poems that reflect the impressions of his childhood, he wrote Anabase Anabasis saint-john perse anabasis,while in China. Still, this is a great poem, an ample work that one can curl up with and slowly get to know, and I highly recommend it.

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Saint-John Perse’s “Anabase”

To see what your saint-john perse anabasis thought of this book, please sign up. Login via your institution. John Perse must be read in a dual language edition. But it is a story for all time, one that contemplates the world, the migrant existence and the growth of civilization, as well as making sense perwe man’s innate cravings, for adventure, for challenge, for conquest.

As readers, we are easily coerced into admiring writers whose reputation parades in front of our eyes before our eyes can look at their work.