(Elsewhere) PDF È Eliot Weinberger

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  • Elsewhere
  • Eliot Weinberger
  • English
  • 02 October 2019
  • 9781934824856

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Elsewhere characters Ø 104 “In a century of mass migration and deportation political exile and casual tourism being elsewhere was the common condition For the moderns elsewhere was not merely physical location or dislocation but was intrinsic to the work Victor Segalen in China at the beginning of the century writes of the ‘manifestation of Diversity’ a ‘spectacle of Difference’ everything that is ‘foreign strange unexpected surprising mysterious amorous superhuman heroic and ev. This collection features translations from poets writing about places that are not home where they are exiles or tourists Sections on Paris New York Los Angeles trainsboats and imagined places My library purchased the first 75 titles from Open Letter Press so I ve been saving the poetry titles for this monthSome favorite momentsJorge Carrera Andrade comparing the eiffel tower to a llamaThe Dawn by Federico Garcia LorcaDawn in New York hasfour columns of mireand a hurricane of black pigeonssplashing in the putrid watersThe epigram Stay by Ingeborg BachmannNow the journey is endingthe wind is losing heartInto your hands it s fallinga rickety house of cards

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Elsewhere characters Ø 104 E are a few instances of the collage of a poet pasted physically or mentally onto a specific unfamiliar landscape”So begins Eliot Weinberger’s essayistic travels into the nature of “journey” poetry From Kōtarō Takamura's poem about Paris to Fernando Pessoa’s “At the wheel of the Chevrolet on the road to Sintra” to Apollinaire’s “Ocean Letter” Weinberger introduces fourteen poems illustrating the contemporary situation of being “elsewhere”. There were several interesting poems others not so much Favorites Cathedral in the Thrashing Rain and Eiffel Tower Things I Didn t Know I Loved and At the Wheel of the Chevrolet on the Road to Sintra written in 1928 I liked Stay best probably because it was straight forward as well as the last poem in the book

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Elsewhere characters Ø 104 En divine everything that is Other’ Picasso put it bluntly ‘Strangeness is what we wanted to make people think about because we were uite aware that our world was becoming very strange’ After Guillaume Apollinaire’s ‘Zone’ perhaps the most influential poem of the century collage the juxtaposition of disparate elements the manifestation of diversity the making of the strange became the primary new form of the new poetry“From the countless examples her. Fantastic A book of poetry by poets from around the world all of which are written about being elsewhere Poems about Paris by a Chilean a Japanese and an Andean Better yet each poem is followed by a brief biographical note about the poet and if he was affiliated with a particular school of poetry Only uestionwhy no women Other than the gender issue this collection is a gem