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Crookedness

De (autor) Traducere de Jonathan Dunne
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en Limba Engleză Paperback – 13 Sep 2019

The world according to Tsvetanka Elenkova is both lucid and hieratic. In it, a lover's eye is 'a disc on a chain /with the god of the sun /the window casts on the wall'; but love itself is an 'Altar' on which the lovers are 'lying crosswise'. The poet's own narrative eye keeps shifting viewpoint - and perspective - not for the sake of it but to create depth and meaning: 'The other side of perspective /is dimension'. It's all expressed with economy and the utmost clarity: yet that clarity is deceptive. These poems, too, depend on your point of view: 'Reflection is capture' indeed, and reflection may be not only the untroubled mirror image, but the pause and re-handling of meditation.

Another way to say all this is that Elenkova is a religious mystic; ...] She lives in the world of cars, mobile phones and city parks, and has an imagination stuffed with cultural riches, ...b]ut she also lives in a poetic world ...] of religious mystery, mortality, love and desire. This mystical verse dives repeatedly into the given, and discovers there a world of symbol and - perhaps above all - movement. It is not Gerard Manley Hopkins's search for 'inscape', but instead an apprehension that from moment to moment forms itself into symbolic codes - and then releases those codes into the material, sensual world. --Fiona Sampson

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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9781848616868
ISBN-10: 1848616864
Pagini: 78
Dimensiuni: 140 x 216 x 5 mm
Greutate: 0.11 kg
Ediția: First U.K
Editura: Shearsman Books