Oblique Prayers: New Poems with 14 Translations from Jean Joubert

Oblique Prayers: New Poems with 14 Translations from Jean Joubert

Oblique Prayers: New Poems with 14 Translations from Jean Joubert

Oblique Prayers: New Poems with 14 Translations from Jean Joubert

Synopsis

is arranged in four thematic sections that, taken together, work toward a mature philosophy in equal harmony with public activism and private reflection. A personal mood links the poems of "Decipherings." In "Prisoners," the poet addresses the continuing horrors of our dark time: genocide, imperialism, impending nuclear holocaust––human degradation in brutal political guise. Levertov is an accomplished translator. With "Fourteen Poems by Jean Joubert," she introduces English-speaking readers to a contemporary French poet whose work is remarkably akin to her own. "Of God and of the Gods," the final section of the book, is informed by a transcendent lyricism that can equate in a breath "a day of spring, a needle's eye."
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