Monthly Archives: November 2014

Dream

Recurring dream in which there is a sentient human who is so physically disabled as to be completely unrecognisable as human, just a loosely-aggregated assembly of organs connected by tubes. I become very frightened of meeting this person: then I meet him or her, and s/he either appears completely normal to me, or I get used to his or her appearance so quickly that it isn’t a problem.

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English in Mallarmé – New from Blart Books

New from Blart Books in London:

English in Mallarmé
by Peter Manson

With an introduction by Ellen Dillon.

English in Mallarmé by Peter Manson

English in Mallarmé

Manson reveals English words hiding within the original French text of Mallarmé’s poems.

“These pages are strewn with shreds of words: unevenly dispersed, semantically uncomfortable in each other’s company, they stumble together to make momentary meaning before drifting apart on the white space of the page.”

(The rest of Ellen Dillon’s preface can be read by clicking here and then following the “Preview” link below the book cover.)

Click here for a sample poem.

84pp, £7.00 in UK (see website for overseas rates).  ISBN 978-1-326-06629-1.  November 2014.

Available post-free from The Book Depository.

Thanks to Stephen Emmerson and Lucy Harvest Clarke.

Readers in search of more conventional translations of Mallarmé’s Poésies may prefer The Poems in Verse from Miami University Press.  I’m just saying.