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· Antonin Artaud – Le Visionnaire Hurlant par Laurent Vignat · Armistice of 11 November 1918/2018 – Wilfred Owen: Dulce et Decorum Est (Poem) · Gertrude Stein: Roche · Kafka’s Other Prague. Writings from the Czechoslovak Republic by Anne Jamison · Marie Modiano: Pauvre chanson et autres poèmes · Three Poems by Hannah Sullivan · Lezing Ton van Reen over: Vreemdelingen in eigen huis · Hervé Prudon: Devant la mort. Poésie · Nieuwe editie Verzamelde gedichten J. Slauerhoff · Gérard de Nerval: Notre-Dame de Paris – Poéme · Leonard Cohen: The Flame · L’esprit littéraire de la Grande Guerre à Redu

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Antonin Artaud – Le Visionnaire Hurlant par Laurent Vignat

Breton, Eluard, Aragon, Cocteau, Picasso, Chanel, Abel Gance, Anaïs Nin, Colette, Diego Rivera, Lacan, Desnos, Van Gogh, Sartre et Beauvoir, plus tard Jim Morrison et Patti Smith…

Ces noms jalonnent la trajectoire d’Antonin Artaud, comète colérique qui a irrigué l’avant-garde artistique et littéraire de l’entre-deux-guerres et irrigue encore notre époque.

Par-delà le cliché de l’aliéné, du mythe du poète fou auteur d’une oeuvre monumentale, cette biographie s’attache à souligner le caractère novateur, toujours d’actualité, de son message : Artaud a imaginé le cinéma en relief, oeuvré à un profond renouvellement de l’art théâtral, rejeté le colonialisme européen, remis en cause les idéologies mortifères du XXe siècle, dénoncé le capitalisme et ses impératifs productivistes, esquissé l’altermondialisme.

Après neuf ans d’internement, il est aussi celui qui a fait vaciller la psychiatrie, ses catégories et sa thérapeutique des électrochocs. Plus que jamais, dans notre époque incertaine, Antonin Artaud est une voix à faire entendre. Une biographie à lire comme un roman.

Né en 1970, Laurent Vignat poursuit des études de lettres à la Sorbonne et devient professeur de français. Il publie son premier roman en 2006, après quelques textes épars publiés dans des revues.
Sur des carnets, il saisit les bizarreries d’une société qu’il juge de plus en plus folle, ses contemporains, des sourires, des tics de langage et des bribes de vie qui deviennent, à force de travail et d’obstination, des histoires.

Quand il n’écrit pas, il fait la classe ; il pédale en côte chalonnaise ; il lit ; il observe ; il regarde ses enfants grandir ; il écoute son épouse ; il suit les doigts graciles de son fils lorsqu’ils filent une impro sur le piano du salon ; il prépare un osso bucco, il s’endort avec Bach ou Jarrett dans les oreilles…

Auteur: Laurent Vignat
Antonin Artaud.
Le visionnaire hurlant
Editeur : Editions Du Jasmin
Collection: Signes de vie
Parution : 27/02/2018
Nombre de pages : 251
Dimensions: 15×19
ISBN: 978-2-35284-177-7
€ 16,00

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Armistice of 11 November 1918/2018 – Wilfred Owen: Dulce et Decorum Est (Poem)

      

Dulce et Decorum Est

Bent double, like old beggars under sacks,
Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge,
Till on the haunting flares we turned our backs,
And towards our distant rest began to trudge.
Men marched asleep. Many had lost their boots,
But limped on, blood-shod. All went lame; all blind;
Drunk with fatigue; deaf even to the hoots
Of gas-shells dropping softly behind.

Gas! GAS! Quick, boys!—An ecstasy of fumbling
Fitting the clumsy helmets just in time,
But someone still was yelling out and stumbling
And flound’ring like a man in fire or lime.—
Dim through the misty panes and thick green light,
As under a green sea, I saw him drowning.

In all my dreams before my helpless sight,
He plunges at me, guttering, choking, drowning.

If in some smothering dreams, you too could pace
Behind the wagon that we flung him in,
And watch the white eyes writhing in his face,
His hanging face, like a devil’s sick of sin;
If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood
Come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs,
Obscene as cancer, bitter as the cud
Of vile, incurable sores on innocent tongues,—
My friend, you would not tell with such high zest
To children ardent for some desperate glory,
The old Lie: Dulce et decorum est
Pro patria mori.

Wilfred Owen
(1893 – 1918)
Dulce et Decorum Est (Poem)
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Gertrude Stein: Roche

Was one who certainly was one really being living, was this one a complete one, did that one completely have it to do very well something that that one certainly would be doing if that one could be doing something.

Yes that one was in a way a complete one, certainly he was one completely listening. Was that one one completely listening, was that one completely listening and certainly it was a pleasant thing if this one was one completely listening and certainly this one was completely listening and certainly it was a pleasant thing having this one listening and certainly if this one were one being one really completely listening it would then certainly be a completely pleasant thing.

Was this one a complete one? Certainly this one was one being living. This one was one certainly going to be quite beautifully doing something if this one really did this thing and certainly this one would be sometime doing this completely beautiful thing if this one is really a complete one.

This one certainly is not one who is weakening, who is not continuing well in working. This one certainly is not at all a weak one, that is certain. This one is certainly feeling, in being one being living. This one is certainly an honest one and it is certainly a pleasant thing to have this one listening. Certainly this one does not do very much talking. Certainly this one is liking very well to be knowing what any one doing anything is doing, in what way any one doing anything is doing that thing. This one is one certainly loving, doing a good deal of loving, certainly this one has been completely excited by such a thing, certainly this one had been completely dreaming about such a thing. Certainly this one is one who would be very pleasant to very many in loving.

This one is perhaps one who is perhaps to be sometime a complete one. This one is perhaps one who is perhaps not to be ever a complete one. This one certainly was often listening and this was then certainly a very pleasant thing. This one was perhaps one completely listening, certainly this one was one who was listening and it was then a very pleasant thing, certainly if this one were one completely listening it would be then a completely pleasant thing.

This one certainly would be doing a very beautiful thing if this one did do that beautiful thing. This one would certainly be steadily working to be doing that beautiful thing. This one would certainly not be slackening, not be stopping going on working, not be weakening in working, in making that beautiful thing. This one would be making that beautiful thing. If this one were making that beautiful thing it would be a very satisfying thing. This one would certainly be one completely making a beautiful thing if this one did make a beautiful thing. This one was not a weak man, this man was not an unsteady man, this man was not an aspiring man, this man was one certainly going to be making a beautiful thing if he did make a beautiful thing. This one certainly was listening and this was a very pleasant thing, this one was certainly one going to be doing a beautiful thing if this one is one who is a complete one.

This one is certainly one to be doing a beautiful thing if this one is going to be doing that thing. It is not disturbing to be wondering about this one going to be doing the beautiful thing, not really disturbing to that one, not really disturbing to any one. This one is steadily working. This one is listening and that is a pleasant thing. If this one were complete in listening that would be a completely pleasant thing. This one certainly is one steadily working to be doing a beautiful thing, this one certainly will be doing a beautiful thing if this one does that beautiful thing. This one is very nearly completely needing to be knowing what any one is doing who is doing something, how any one who is doing something is doing that thing. Certainly if this one is one really completely listening and certainly perhaps this one is one completely listening then that is a completely pleasant thing.

Stein, Gertrude
(1874-1946)
Roche

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Kafka’s Other Prague. Writings from the Czechoslovak Republic by Anne Jamison

Kafka’s Other Prague: Writings from the Czechoslovak Republic examines Kafka’s late writings from the perspective of the author’s changing relationship with Czech language, culture, and literature—the least understood facet of his meticulously researched life and work.

Franz Kafka was born in Prague, a bilingual city in the Habsburg Empire. He died a citizen of Czechoslovakia. Yet Kafka was not Czech in any way he himself would have understood. He could speak Czech, but, like many Prague Jews, he was raised and educated and wrote in German. Kafka critics to date have had little to say about the majority language of his native city or its “minor literature,” as he referred to it in a 1913 journal entry. Kafka’s Other Prague explains why Kafka’s later experience of Czech language and culture matters.

Bringing to light newly available archival material, Anne Jamison’s innovative study demonstrates how Czechoslovakia’s founding and Kafka’s own dramatic political, professional, and personal upheavals altered his relationship to this “other Prague.” It destabilized Kafka’s understanding of nationality, language, gender, and sex—and how all these issues related to his own writing.

Kafka’s Other Prague juxtaposes Kafka’s German-language work with Czechoslovak Prague’s language politics, intellectual currents, and print culture—including the influence of his lover and translator, the journalist Milena Jesenská—and shows how this changed cultural and linguistic landscape transformed one of the great literary minds of the last century.

Anne Jamison is an associate professor of English at the University of Utah.

Kafka’s Other Prague
Writings from the Czechoslovak Republic
by Anne Jamison
Publication Date June 2018
Northwestern University Press
Paper Text – $34.95
ISBN 978-0-8101-3720-2
Cloth Text – $99.95
ISBN 978-0-8101-3721-9
Categorie: Literary Criticism
208 pages

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Marie Modiano: Pauvre chanson et autres poèmes

À l’occasion de la sortie de son album Pauvre chanson, au titre éponyme, Marie Modiano mêle pour la première fois chansons et poèmes dans un même recueil.

 

Autour des dix chansons interprétées sur ce nouveau disque, elle a écrit une quarantaine de ballades, petites proses, poèmes en vers libres ou comptés.

Y surgissent ses personnages, réels ou imaginaires : aventuriers, poètes, fous, amoureux, femmes perdues… habitants de paysages sans cesse recomposés.

 

 

 

Marie Modiano
Pauvre chanson et autres poèmes
Collection L’arbalète/Gallimard, Gallimard
Parution : 01-02-2018
Genre : Poésie
Littérature française
Époque : XXIe siècle
Prix : €12,50
128 pages
140 x 190 mm
ISBN : 9782072768156
Gencode : 9782072768156
Code distributeur : G01436

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Three Poems by Hannah Sullivan

Hannah Sullivan‘s debut collection is a revelation – three long poems of fresh ambition, intensity and substance.

Though each poem stands apart, their inventive and looping encounters make for a compelling unity. ‘You, Very Young in New York’ captures a great American city, in all its alluring detail.

It is a wry and tender study of romantic possibility, disappointment, and the obduracy of innocence. ‘Repeat until Time’ begins with a move to California and unfolds into an essay on repetition and returning home, at once personal and philosophical. ‘The Sandpit after Rain’ explores the birth of a child and the loss of a father with exacting clarity.

In Three Poems, readers will experience Sullivan’s work with the same exhilaration as they might the great modernising poems of Eliot and Pound, but with the unique perspective of a brilliant new female voice.

Hannah Sullivan lives in London with her husband and two sons and is an Associate Professor of English at New College, Oxford. She received her PhD from Harvard in 2008 and taught in California for four years. Her study of modernist writing, The Work of Revision, was published in 2013 and awarded the Rose Mary Crawshay Prize by the British Academy.

Hannah Sullivan
Three Poems
Faber Poetry
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Paperback
18 Jan 2018
80 pages
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0571337678
ISBN-13: 978-0571337675

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Lezing Ton van Reen over: Vreemdelingen in eigen huis

Aanstaande woensdag,  7 november,  geeft schrijver Ton van Reen een lezing in de jaarlijkse lezingencyclus van het Dr. Winand Roukens Fonds, aan de Universiteit van Maastricht.

De lezing vindt plaats in de Karl Dittrichzaal van de Universiteit te Maastricht, in het voormalige Bonnefantenklooster, Bonnefantenstraat 2 te Maastricht.

Het thema van de lezingencyclus van het WRF is in dit studiejaar ‘Vreemd in Limburg’.

De eerste lezing werd gehouden door prof. Joep Geraets, hoogleraar genetica en celbiologie over ‘vreemd DNA in Limburg’. De tweede werd gehouden door Dr. Lotte Thissen, cultureel antropoloog, en had als thema de taal waarin wij met elkaar omgaan. De derde lezing is door Ton van Reen. De vierde lezing, over arbeid door buitenlanders zoals Polen, wordt gehouden door Karolina Swoboda, eigenaar van een van de grootste organisaties voor arbeidsbemiddeling in Europa.

In zijn lezing zal Ton van Reen vooral vertellen over de mensen die niet bij ons mochten horen, de vreemdelingen in eigen huis. Omdat ze door de katholieke kerk benoemd waren tot kinderen van de duivel: de kubla walda, de kaboten, de kabouters. In het kort, de door de rk Kerk verstoten kinderen, zoals de kinderen die werden geboren met het syndroom van Down, die volgens de kerk duivelskinderen waren, omdat hun vader de duivel zou zijn en hun moeder omgang had met de duivel.

De rk Kerk heeft altijd de mensen die haar niet goed gezind waren, of van wie ze niet wilden dat ze katholiek werden, in verband gebracht met de duivel, zoals joden, roma en sinti, vrouwen die van hekserij werden beschuldigd, enzovoort.

De duivel zou een geest zijn die zelf niet kon handelen , maar handlangers op aarde nodig had om zijn kwalijke werken uit te voeren, zoals misoogsten, uitbraken van pest en andere plagen, veeziektes , die tot hongersnoden hebben geleid, kinderroof, en zo meer.

Meer dan tien eeuwen lang heeft de kerk de mensen angst aangepraat voor alles wat anders was in de ogen van priesters en voor iedereen die anders dacht of een ander geloof aanhing.

Duizenden mensen, alleen al in het huidige Limburg, waren het slachtoffer van deze vervolgingen door een organisatie die zich boven alles verheven voelde en beschikte over leven en dood.

In de hele wereld werden er miljoenen mensen geslachtofferd en vaak na gruwelijke martelingen vermoord door een organisatie die zegt liefde te prediken maar haat heeft gezaaid en mensen tegen elkaar heeft opgezet.

Aanstaande woensdag, 7 november 2018, lezing van schrijver Ton van Reen in de jaarlijkse lezingencyclus van het Dr. Winand Roukens Fonds, aan de Universiteit van Maastricht.

De lezing vindt plaats in de Karl Dittrichzaal van de Universiteit te Maastricht, in het voormalige Bonnefantenklooster, Bonnefantenstraat 2 te Maastricht. De aanvang is om 16.00 uur. Graag iets eerder aanwezig. Einde om 18.00 uur. Iedereen is welkom.

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Hervé Prudon: Devant la mort. Poésie

Auteur de la Série Noire, Hervé Prudon est mort en 2017 d’un cancer annoncé. Les deux derniers mois de sa vie, il les a consacrés à écrire des poèmes qui témoignent avec lucidité de son dernier combat : revendication de la solitude, détachement, conscience de la mort qui vient, souci de celle qui reste seule. Ils dessinent au-delà de la mort la personnalité d’un homme radical, porteur d’une douleur existentielle qu’il cherchait à conjurer.

Écrits dans l’urgence, ces textes brefs et nerveux acquièrent un supplément de vigueur, de force et d’acuité. En dépit des circonstances, des traits d’humour viennent tempérer la sèche gravité du propos, loin de tout cynisme, de tout pathos. Ce court testament est à la fois une leçon de stoïcisme et un morceau de tendresse humaine à vif.

«Atteint d’un cancer diagnostiqué en août 2017, Hervé Prudon se savait condamné. Durant les deux derniers mois de sa vie, où il lui était devenu impossible d’écrire le roman qu’il avait ébauché, il remplira deux carnets de moleskine noirs d’une écriture tremblée. Une centaine de poèmes qui tous parlent de la mort à venir et frappent par leur lucidité et l’urgence dont ils sont un puissant témoignage. Ils dessinent en creux la personnalité d’un homme, porteur d’une douleur existentielle qu’il chercha toute sa vie à conjurer par la légèreté.» Sylvie Péju

Hervé Prudon, né le 27 décembre 1950 à Sannois (Seine-et-Oise) et mort le 15 octobre 2017 à Paris, est un écrivain, journaliste et scénariste français, spécialisé dans le roman policier et la littérature d’enfance et de jeunesse. Hervé Prudon laisse derrière lui une vingtaine de romans et des poèmes.

 

j’étais tremblé trempé de mon septembre
j’ânonnais dans ma tête en scaphandre
un dictionnaire de rimes à rien
mourir était mon programme court
écrire déjà était mort de fatigue et silence
c’était un premier pas vers ma longue absence

 

Hervé Prudon
Devant la mort
Littérature française – Poésie
ISBN-10 2072819849
Gencode : 9782072819841
Code distributeur : G02336
Collection Blanche, Gallimard
Parution : 11-10-2018
Langue : Français
128 pages
140 x 205 mm
Prix 14,50€

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Nieuwe editie Verzamelde gedichten J. Slauerhoff

Dit najaar verscheen een volledig herziene leeseditie van de Verzamelde gedichten van Slauerhoff (1898-1938), aangevuld met meer dan 100 nieuwe gedichten.

In 1941, vijf jaar na de dood van J. Slauerhoff, verschenen zijn Verzamelde gedichten, samengesteld door de jonge letterkundige Kees Lekkerkerker. Zijn Verzamelde gedichten beleefden bijna tachtig jaar lang, vrijwel onveranderd, herdruk op herdruk – ondanks het feit dat er inmiddels flink wat onbekende gedichten waren opgedoken.

In deze nieuwe editie van de Verzamelde gedichten is alle poëzie van Slauerhoff voor het eerst in de juiste volgorde samengebracht. Alle door hem gebundelde en verspreid gepubliceerde gedichten en alle later in de nalatenschap aangetroffen poëzie zijn aangevuld met circa honderd niet eerder in de Verzamelde gedichten opgenomen verzen, waaronder Slauerhoffs studenten poëzie, vertalingen, en gewraakte spotverzen. Uit Verzamelde gedichten blijkt wederom dat Slauerhoff de grootste dichter van zijn generatie was. (uitgever)

J. Slauerhoff Verzamelde gedichten
Auteur: J. Slauerhoff
Bezorgd door Hein Aalders en Menno Voskuil
Nijgh & Van Ditmar Uitg.
September 2018
1152 pagina’s
Hardcover
ISBN 9789038804002
€ 34,99

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Gérard de Nerval: Notre-Dame de Paris – Poéme

 

 Notre-dame de Paris – Poéme

Notre-Dame est bien vieille : on la verra peut-être
Enterrer cependant Paris qu’elle a vu naître;
Mais, dans quelque mille ans, le Temps fera broncher
Comme un loup fait un bœuf, cette carcasse lourde,
Tordra ses nerfs de fer, et puis d’une dent sourde
Rongera tristement ses vieux os de rocher!

Bien des hommes, de tous les pays de la terre
Viendront, pour contempler cette ruine austère,
Rêveurs, et relisant le livre de Victor:
—Alors ils croiront voir la vieille basilique,
Toute ainsi qu’elle était, puissante et magnifique,
Se lever devant eux comme l’ombre d’un mort!

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(1808 – 1855)
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Leonard Cohen: The Flame

The final collection of poetry from Leonard Cohen’s body of work, introduced by son Adam Cohen. Plumbs the depths of humanity’s darkest questions with a sense of yearning. Illustrations and notes throughout

The Flame is a stunning collection of Leonard Cohen’s last poems, selected and ordered by the author in the final months of his life. Featuring lyrics, prose pieces and illustrations, the book also contains an extensive selection from Cohen’s notebooks, which he kept in poetic form throughout his life, and offers an unprecedentedly intimate look inside the life and mind of a singular artist and thinker.

An enormously powerful final chapter in Cohen’s storied literary career, The Flame showcases the full range of Leonard Cohen’s lyricism, from the exquisitely transcendent to the darkly funny. By turns devastatingly sad and winningly strange, these are the works of a poet and lyricist who has plumbed the depths of our darkest questions and come up wanting, yearning for more.

Leonard Cohen began his artistic career in 1956 with the publication of his first book of poetry, Let Us Compare Mythologies. He went on to publish 12 more books, including two celebrated novels and gained worldwide recognition as an iconic singer-songwriter.

He released 14 studio albums, including three in the last years of his life when he also became one of the most acclaimed arena performing artists in the world.

Among his numerous honours, he is the recipient of the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award 2010, the Prince of Asturias Award for Literature 2011, the inaugural New England PEN Award for Excellence in Lyrics 2012, the 2016 Juno Awards for Song of the Year and Album of the Year, and he has been inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the US Songwriters Hall of Fame. He died in November 2016.

The Flame
by Leonard Cohen (Author),
Adam Cohen (Introduction)
Language: English
Available as Hardback,
eBook, Downloadable audio
288 pages
Publisher: Canongate Books
Main edition 2 Oct. 2018
ISBN-10: 9781786893130

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L’esprit littéraire de la Grande Guerre à Redu

  

Redu, en tant que village du livre, ne peut célébrer le centième anniversaire de la fin de la Grande Guerre qu’en mettant à l’honneur la littérature de l’époque.

L’angle de vue choisi est celui de la poésie née sur, ou au plus près des champs de bataille et des tranchées.

Une poésie européenne au sens le plus large qui balaie l’Europe de la Russie aux Iles britanniques ; une poésie qui, pour exprimer la puissance de cette première conflagration mondiale en son effet sur le corps et sur les consciences, se cherche des formes nouvelles.

En ce début du vingtième siècle le soldat est scolarisé.

Il lit, il écrit : des lettres, des carnets d’instantanés, et de la poésie, qui rendent compte de l’instant d’angoisse, de désespoir, de sentiment d’abandon dans un monde devenu fou.

Ainsi la Grande Guerre donne-t-elle naissance à une poésie de l’instant vécu avec une intensité hors norme par des écrivains devenus combattants.

Ce parcours tracé dans les rues de Redu, les poèmes affichés aux murs du village, en témoignent.

 

 

Du 19 mai au 11 novembre 2018
Un circuit de 20 poèmes des soldats de la Grande Guerre.

https://www.redu-villagedulivre.be/fr/

 

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