This internationally famous poem, considered to have exerted a wide influence on modern poetry, was first introduced to English-language readers in the. SAINT-JOHN PERSE’S ANABASE. Anyone who would undertake to analyze a poem such as Saint. John Perse’s Anabase1 is faced with a multitude of problems. This internationally famous poem by the Nobel laureate was introduced to English-language readers in this translation by T. S. Eliot. In this definitive e.

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Perse’s poetry is centered around a humanist outlook. This word salad was like reading a compressed transcript of a day’s worth of my grandfather’s monologues when he was in the middle stages of dementia. It is an epic poem which puzzled many critics and gave rise to the suggestion that it could be understood better by an Asian than by a Westerner. Interestingly, this book reminds me a bit of Nikos Gatsos’s “Amorgos,” another book-length poem that elusive in meaning but very worthy of re-reading and contemplating.

Log-in or create an account first! The young Alexis felt like an expatriate and spent much of his time hiking, fencing, riding horses and sailing in the Atlantic. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Eliot William Faulkner Bertrand Russell. Mar 17, Christopher rated it it was amazing. Arrival at the threshold of a great new country. Trio accused in JIT report reject findings, claim innocence. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside.


Anabasis is an obtuse epic, a long musical poem, rich in astonishing imagery, that glisten St. Grey cloth with gilt spine lettering, dust jacket. BOTH decision and timing are scarcely believable and will surely give more ammunition to those quarters denouncing Jul 28, Adam rated it it was amazing.

Eliot said to read it four times. But pedse why we don’t just read poetry, we teach it too. John Perse in modern poetry. With salt I shall revive the dead mouths of desire!

His grandfather and anqbasis were also solicitors; his father was also a member of the city council. See 2 questions about Anabasis…. As readers, we are easily coerced into admiring writers whose reputation parades in front of our eyes before our eyes can look at their work. Preview — Anabasis by Saint-John Perse.

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Mar 04, Matthew rated it liked it Shelves: Views Read Edit View history. References to religious rites abound, but they serve merely as ethnographic colour, for the universal traits of Mankind through the ages that Perse depicts include propitiation of deities and often bloody sacrifice, even if Petse himself is a sceptical modernist.


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Saint-John Perse

John Perse is one of my top psrse poets of the 20th century. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. While in China, Leger had written his first extended poem Anabasepublishing it in under the pseudonym “Saint-John Perse”, which he employed for the rest of his life.