Conjuncture of Body and Garden: Cosmogony by James Phillips, Claude Esteban

By James Phillips, Claude Esteban

This can be my test. This booklet comprises either the unique French and English translation.


Contains either Conjuncture of physique and backyard, and a shorter paintings, Cosmogony. Claude Esteban was once born in 1935 in Paris. as well as 5 different works of poetry, Mr. Esteban has released a number of collections of essays and translations. His very important article De l. a. poesie comme riot (Poetry as Insurrection), the foreword to the French version of Octavio Paz's Ladera este, first seemed in English translation in Octavio Paz: Homage to the Poet released by way of KOSMOS in 1981. quantity IV of the KOSMOS sleek Poets in Translation sequence. French-English, ix + seventy nine pages. Library of Congress Catalog Card quantity: 87-17028.

Translated via James Phillips. common Editor, smooth Poets in Translation sequence, Kosrof Chantikian.


"The poetic sequences Conjuncture of physique and backyard and Cosmogony, the 1st in prose, the second one in verse, serve to demonstrate ... [a] trust in a poetic area instantaneously current and primordial. In Conjuncture, the speaker descends right into a backyard as profuse in crops as in allusion and reminiscence, discovering in each flow and statement a part of a drama of mythological proportions: union with nature, the loved, and the written be aware, in lifestyles and in dying. The poetic sequences ... serve to demonstrate ... a poetic area immediately current and primordial. His paintings will charm so much to these for whom poetry in a celebratory and myth-making mode doesn't ... require suspension of disbelief." --Choice, September 1988


Claude Esteban used to be a French poet, essayist, and translator. He released 13 books of poems and several other collections of essays on poetry, literature, and visible artwork, and he translated Paz, Borges, and García Lorca into French. He was once offered the Mallarmé Prize, the Grand Prix de Poésie de los angeles Société des gens de lettres, the France tradition Prize, and the Prix Goncourt.

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Un peu de terre ne peut rien pour leur detresse. II leur faut le soleil des autres, le sang neuf. II leur faut ce jardin oil meme un souffle ne peut pas s'eteindre. Je les emporte avec ma peau. Je les couche avec moi parmi les ronces. Je suis celui qui donne au rien le pouvoir de poursuivre encore. L Dans le dedans de l'ete, ii y a comme un noyau nocturne qui resiste. Un bloc de froid. Vous l'ignorez, vous qui passez trop vite. Vous vivez alentour. Vos yeux s'attachent aux reliefs dociles. Le soleil vous aveuglera.

Deja ton corps s'allege, o transhumance. Tu seras dieu, qui sait. Hosanna au plus haut du songe. Et le sang qui ne cede pas, ruisseau de lunes et de plaintes. XXIX Oui, ta main. Oui, ta menace. Qui, ton rire. Qui t'appelle, ma toute noire, hors de mes eris? J'ai pleure contre un mur. J'ai dechire mon sexe dans mes reves. Qui voudrait de ma peur? Qui me detacherait, sans haine, de ma tourbe? Toi qui voyages par dela,je suis ce mole obscur, cette racine. Je persiste oi:t je meurs. Achevemoi. xxx Toi qui triomphes dans le roux, jardin, jardin de tout l'ete, je t'imagine sous la neige.

And suddenly I walk more lonely, in your ruins. Liii I want to die in your hair. Here the soul is far too slow. The flesh knows nothing but its wound. So many nights without desire. Wait no longer. Don't wait for my sap to separate. We had summoned fear. Marry me. I am alone. I am naked. I ate the evil too long on other lips. I want to die in your furrows. LIV Winter and its dead members. Me inside of me. I have no substance left to say it. I gather up an armful of words. I set it on Are. Nothing but a sentence where the sun has disappeared.

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