By Guillaume Apollinaire
Guillaume Apollinaire’s first ebook of poems has charmed readers with its short celebrations of animals, birds, fish, bugs, and the legendary poet Orpheus because it used to be first released in 1911. notwithstanding Apollinaire might move directly to longer and extra bold paintings, his Bestiary unearths key components of his later poetry, between them mind-blowing photographs, wit, formal mastery, and wry irony.
X. J. Kennedy’s clean translation follows Apollinaire in casting the poems into rhymed stanzas, suggesting tune and unexpected closures whereas closing trustworthy to their experience. Kennedy presents the English along the unique French, inviting readers to check the 2 and have fun with the constancy of the previous to the latter. He contains a severe and historic essay that relates the Bestiary to its resources in medieval "creature books," presents a short biography and summation of the bothered situations surrounding the book’s preliminary ebook, and areas the poems within the context of Apollinaire’s paintings as a poet and as a champion of avant garde artwork.
This brief advent to the paintings of an basically sleek author comprises 4 curious poems it appears suppressed from the 1st version and reprints of the Raoul Dufy woodcuts released within the 1911 edition.
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The Bestiary or Procession of Orpheus Guillaume Apollinaire The Bestiary or Procession of Orpheus Translated, with an essay, via X. J. Kennedy Woodcuts by way of Raoul Dufy The Johns Hopkins college Press Baltimore © 2011 X. J. Kennedy All rights reserved. released 2011 published within the united states on acid-free paper nine eight 7 6 five four three 2 1 The Johns Hopkins college Press 2715 North Charles road Baltimore, Maryland 21218-4363 www. press. jhu. edu Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication facts Apollinaire, Guillaume, 1880–1918. [Bestiaire. English & French] The bestiary, or, Procession of Orpheus / Guillaume Apollinaire ; translated, with an essay, by means of X. J. Kennedy ; woodcuts via Raoul Dufy. p. cm. French and English. comprises bibliographical references. isbn-13: 978-1-4214-0006-8 (hardcover : alk. paper) isbn-10: 1-4214-0006-5 (hardcover : alk. paper) isbn-13: 978-1-4214-0007-5 (pbk. : alk. paper) isbn-10: 1-4214-0007-3 (pbk. : alk. paper) 1. Animals—Poetry. I. Kennedy, X. J. II. Dufy, Raoul, 1877–1953. III. identify. IV. name: Bestiary. V. identify: Procession of Orpheus. PQ2601. P6B413 2011 841'. 912—dc22 2010043456 A catalog checklist for this publication is out there from the British Library. Frontispiece: Pablo Picasso (1881–1973), Sheet of reports: magician with legendary beasts, sketch of Guillaume Apollinaire (smoking cigarette), 1905. Pen and ink, 22 ×× 12 cm. MP198640verso. Musee Picasso, Paris, France. Réunion des Musées Nationaux / paintings source, manhattan. © 2010 property of Pablo Picasso / Artist Rights Society (ARS), long island. particular rate reductions can be found for bulk purchases of this publication. for additional information, please touch designated revenues at 410-516-6936 or specialsales@press. jhu. edu. The Johns Hopkins collage Press makes use of environmentally pleasant booklet fabrics, together with recycled textual content paper that's composed of at the least 30 percentage post-consumer waste, at any time when attainable. All of our ebook papers are acid-free, and our jackets and covers are published on paper with recycled content material. Contents A typical background of the Poet: Apollinaire’s Mythic Zoology vii approximately This Translation xix The Bestiary, or Procession of Orpheus Orpheus 2 Tortoise four Horse 6 Tibetan Goat eight Serpent 10 Cat 12 Lion 14 Hare sixteen Rabbit 18 Dromedary 20 Mouse 22 Elephant 24 Orpheus 26 Caterpillar 28 Housefly 30 Flea 32 Grasshopper 34 Orpheus 36 Dolphin 38 Devilfish forty Jellyfish forty two Crawfish forty four Carp forty six Orpheus forty eight Sirens 50 Dove fifty two Peacock fifty four Owl fifty six Ibis fifty eight Ox 60 4 Deleted Poems Condor sixty five Crab Louse sixty six Ape sixty seven Spider sixty seven Notes sixty nine in regards to the Translator seventy five This web page deliberately left clean A normal heritage of the Poet Apollinaire’s Mythic Zoology The Bestiary, or Procession of Orpheus is Guillaume Apollinaire’s first actual booklet of poems, released in 1909, and in it we discover the genetic code of his paintings to return. merely years later, it was once via his ground-breaking assortment Alcools, to which hosts of later French poets stay indebted, as do many somewhere else on this planet.