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Author Claudel, Paul, 1868-1955.

Title Knowing the East / Paul Claudel ; translated with an introduction by James Lawler
Published Princeton, N.J. ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, [2004]
©2004

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 MELB  840.8 C6153 A2/L  AVAILABLE
Description xxx, 137 pages ; 24 cm
Series The Lockert library of poetry in translation
Lockert library of poetry in translation.
Contents The coconut palm -- Pagoda -- The city at night -- Gardens -- The feast of the dead in the seventh month -- Sea thoughts -- Cities -- Theater -- Graves - noises -- The entrance to the earth -- Religion of the sign -- The banyan -- Toward the mountain -- The upper sea -- The temple of consciousness -- October -- November -- Painting -- The contemplative -- December -- Storm -- The pig -- Drifting -- Doors -- The river -- Rain -- Night on the verandah -- The moon's splendor -- Dreams -- Heat -- Considering the city -- Going down the river -- The bell -- The tomb -- The sadness of water -- Sailing by night -- Halt on the canal -- The pine tree -- The golden ark in the forest -- The wanderer -- Here and there -- The sedentary -- The land viewed from the sea -- Salutation -- The suspended house -- The spring -- Noon tide -- Peril of the sea -- A proposition on light -- Hours in the garden -- Concerning the brain -- Leaving the land -- The lamp and the bell
The deliverance of Amaterasu -- Visit -- Rice -- The full stop -- Libation to the coming day -- The day of the feast-of-all-rivers -- The yellow hour -- Dissolution
Summary "From the time he was a young man, Paul Claudel was fascinated by Asian cultures. The poet, playwright, and literary critic entered the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a diplomat to China and Japan while in his mid-twenties. He spent 18 years between 1895 and 1927 as a tireless observer of both countries' nature, customs, and art. One result is this beautifully written volume of 61 prose poems Claudel composed over the course of a decade." "James Lawler provides the most accurate translation now available of Paul Claudel's work, which was first collected in a single volume Connaissance de l'Est and published in France in 1907. Included are notes on the poems as well as a biographical note on the poet."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Translated from the French
Subject Claudel, Paul, 1868-1955 -- Translations.
Author Lawler, James R.
LC no. 2003064149
ISBN 069111868X hardback
0691119023 paperback
Other Titles Connaissance de l'Est. English