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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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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.

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