55 B.C.) in De rerum natura (On the nature of things). Although other critics have touched on certain important topics that Ponge addresses, the author of this. The Nature of Things has ratings and 22 reviews. First published in and considered the keystone of Francis Ponge’s work, Le parti pris de choses. The Nature of Things by Francis Ponge, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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The Nature of Things

Account Options Sign in. Instead, the reader gets a condensed cosmogony, describing the formation of the first rock, the Earth, or however the reader wants to interpret it as a sort of allegory of The Fall. I haven’t the slightest confidence in the statements I come out with during a discussion. A testament to literary diligence and, like most anthologies thought perhaps more distilledechoes the elations and disappointments, dynamics of sensation, better than any consistent, preconceived narrative ever could.

In barba ai poeti metafisici, di cui, probabilmente, Ponge fu il barbiere, questa raccolta rivolge tutta la propria attenzione alle piccole cose, all’intrinseca mangia della materia disgregante: No eBook available Amazon. Ponge is not something that you necessarily read straight through insomuch as you dine on his works Ponge’s observations written down in poetic prose is well worth attention.

This included the Neudstadt International Prize for Literature in Then, his body stuck in the ropes, he queries the air with his head like a worm in its mound.

Prose poems about ordinary things that make them deeply interesting.

The Nature of Things. To see what your friends kf of this book, please sign up. Apr 14, Ying rated it really liked it. Furthermore, it ar The Butterfly When the sugar prepared in the stem rises to the bottom of the flower, like a badly washed cup – a great event takes place on the ground where the butterflies suddenly take off. Ponge’s observations written down in poetic prose is well worth attention.


Retrieved from ” https: May 31, Keith rated it really liked it. Fragile but not frangible, The soil at times reconquers the surface, Marked by the little hooves of the foal that galloped there, Trampled by the cattle that pushed slowly toward the watering place I borrowed a copy of this book from a high school teacher I had, and sadly have not found another one, but Ponge’s work is fascinating.

University of Missouri Press, It has been said of Ponge’s recasting of ideas in Le Parti pris des choses that it is not merely meant to be another way of thinking about and viewing objects or concepts, but an attempt to redefine how language is used, as human speech is wittily compared to the secretions of a mollusk.

Ponge’s poetry though he would object to be calling a poet: Lee Fahnestock’s translation of his first book seems both fluid and graceful. Want to Read saving…. In that light I particularly admire certain restrained writers or composers: It is here that the profoundest questions arise. To describe a pebble, Ponge starts at the beginning, bature, the beginning of time itself, diverging from his usual trend of descriptions and assertions.

Could we then already have reached the naos, That sacred place for a repast of reasons? Taking a tube of green and spreading it on the page Does not make a prairie. The Butterfly When the sugar prepared in the stem rises to the bottom of the flower, like a badly tgings cup – a great event takes place on the ground where the butterflies suddenly take off.


Giacometti was born franis in the mountain village of Stampa Switzerlandwhich is to say in the rugged heart of Europe, but oriented more toward Italy.

Sounds banal, but every single poem in here will surprise you with unforeseen connections. Dec 30, Jonathan Rosenbaum rated it it was amazing.

Open Preview See a Problem? Return to Book Page. Translated from the French by Lee Fahnestock. I have always been disappointed by them. I liked this translation a lot though to be fair, I have not read others.

The Nature of Things : Francis Ponge :

An Introduction to the Poetry. On the typographical bushes constituted by the poem, along a road leading thingz away from things nor to the spirit, certain fruits are formed of an agglomeration of spheres filled by a drop of ink. Influenced by surrealism, he developed a form of prose poem, minutely examining everyday objects. Anh rated it liked it Aug 22, Le parti pris des choses is a collection of 32 short to medium-length prose poems by French poet and essayist Francis Ponge franciz published in see in tge.

Brad rated it did not like it Aug 22, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. These poets are by no means Ponge devotees, but each has drawn something from their predecessor. In The Moth Snowstorm:

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