Item description for Conductors of the Pit: Artaud, Holan, Cesaire, Vallejo, Csoori, Breton, Neruda, Radnoti, Rimbaud, Hierro, Bador, Juhasz, Szocs by Clayton Eshleman...
"Forget the orchestra/ conduct the pit!" Clayton Eshleman commands, of both himself and his muses as they search for "the gulf between worlds." Featuring major forces of the surrealist movement such as Rimbaud, Artaud, and Neruda, this fully annotated anthology contains their most essential work --- poems that shaped the modern age --- available side by side for the first time. Carefully chosen background material puts each artist and poem into a cultural and historical context.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 6.25" Height: 9" Weight: 0.85 lbs.
Release Date Jun 13, 2005
Publisher Soft Skull Press
ISBN 1932360743 ISBN13 9781932360745
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More About Clayton Eshleman
Clayton Eshleman's most recent publications include The Complete Poetry of Cesar Vallejo (University of California Press, 2007), Grindstone of Rapport: A Clayton Eshleman Reader (Black Widow Press, 2008), Anticline (Black Widow Press, 2010), Solar Throat Slashed (a translation of Aime Cesaire's Soleil cou coupe, with A. James Arnold; Wesleyan University Press, 2011), and Endure (a selected translations of Bei Dao, with Lucas Klein; Black Widow Press, 2011). Eshleman is the first poet to realize a huge, researched, and imaginative project, in prose and poetry, on Ice Age cave art: Juniper Fuse: Upper Paleolithic Imagination & the Construction of the Underworld (Wesleyan University Press, 2003). He was also the founder and editor of Caterpillar magazine (1967-1973) and Sulfur magazine (1981-2000). He continues to live with his wife, Caryl, in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
Clayton Eshleman currently resides in Ypsilanti, in the state of Michigan. Clayton Eshleman was born in 1935.
Reviews - What do customers think about Conductors of the Pit: Artaud, Holan, Cesaire, Vallejo, Csoori, Breton, Neruda, Radnoti, Rimbaud, Hierro, Bador, Juhasz, Szocs?
Volcanic Poetry Oct 6, 2007
Clayton Eshleman is a national treasure solely for the fact that he translates poets who are busy about excavating the soul and writing work as if their very lives depended on it. And, of course they do and ours does as well. If you are reading this review and are really seeking work that steps into the psyche of 20th Century humanity, then you need to crawl into this book. The poetry is difficult as all good poetry that pushes us towards self-examination should be. Read Holan's "A Night with Hamlet" and you'll see what I mean.