Earthlight

Earthlight Best known in the United States as the mastermind of the Surrealist movement and as the author of the dream logic fiction Nadja Andr Breton has always enjoyed in Europe the additional reputation of b

  • Title: Earthlight
  • Author: André Breton Bill Zavatsky
  • ISBN: 9781931243407
  • Page: 371
  • Format: Paperback
  • Best known in the United States as the mastermind of the Surrealist movement and as the author of the dream logic fiction Nadja, Andr Breton has always enjoyed in Europe the additional reputation of being a brilliant poet Bill Zavatsky s and Zack Rogow s excellent translation of Breton s Earthlight Clair de terre introduces the English language audience to the delightsBest known in the United States as the mastermind of the Surrealist movement and as the author of the dream logic fiction Nadja, Andr Breton has always enjoyed in Europe the additional reputation of being a brilliant poet Bill Zavatsky s and Zack Rogow s excellent translation of Breton s Earthlight Clair de terre introduces the English language audience to the delights and complexities of Breton s amazing poetry Written to friends and fellow Surrealists such as Pablo Picasso, Andr Derain, Robert Desnos, Francis Picabia, Pierre Reverdy, and Max Ernst, the poems in the collection date from 1919 to 1936, spanning Breton s involvement with Dadaism and his founding and development of Surrealism.

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    1. A few notes on the edition itself before talking about the poems. The edition's titleEarthlightis something of a misnomer, asEarthlightis the title of a 1923 collection of Breton's poetry, while this translation contains poetry from 1919 to 1936. Breton's book, the originalEarthlight,is included in the translation, but it is only a small part of the entire book.Coming in at nearly 300 pages and starting with Breton's intentionally abrasive Dada poetry, this might not be the best place to start r [...]

    2. These translations of Breton's surrealist poems and prose poems are fanciful emersions in the possibility of image and language. There's nothing inaccesible among these poems, just lots of fanciful surprises. Not all the translations are as strong as others, and sometimes reading one poem after another allows the poems to blur together due to their similar strategies and tones, but overall this is a delightful introduction to an early 20th century innovator.

    3. My favorite poem, "Free Union," is in this collection. Breton's poems are sharp as glass. They penetrate deep into a reality that is so beautiful they take one's breath away. Surrender.

    4. Great book! Great translations by Zavatsky! I have this in the Sun & Moon edition, but I assume it is much the same. Stunning.

    5. When I return to this book I always think of Niko and the table we played tug-of-war with. Finally we just sat down together and he told me about Breton.

    6. What can one possibly say about Earthlight? I'd say "read it." Zavatsky is one of Breton's best translators as well.

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