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Francis Ponge has been called “the poet of things” because simple objects like a plant, a shell, a cigarette, a pebble, or a piece of soap are the subjects of his. The Nature of Things has ratings and 22 reviews. The Voice of Things contains a number of texts by Francis Ponge, including the complete text of Taking. A poet long unread, Ponge has come into his own since the s with admirers from Sartre to Sollers. Sartre considered him the poet of existentialism.

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Klara rated it liked it Apr 24, Ponge’s work here is rather refreshing and invites a new perspective on the ordinary objects around us. Wide recognition came in the sixties when Gallimard published several large collections of his poetry and essays.

Because each caterpillar had its head blinded and blackened, and its torso shrunk by the veritable explosion from which its symmetrical wings flamed – From then on the erratic butterfly no longer alights except by chance of route, or just about.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. On the typographical bushes constituted by the poem, along a road leading neither away from things nor to the spirit, certain fruits are formed of an agglomeration of spheres filled by a drop of ink.

Apr 14, Ying rated it really liked it. Why, as soon as we emerge over the page, In this single paragraph, so many scruples?

What is more, the validity of ideas most often seems to me in inverse proportion to the fervour with which they were expounded. The prose poems are clusters of dynamic images francks invite us to explore with our hearts and imagination multidimensional meanings.


The Voice of Things – Francis Ponge – Google Books

Let us then prepare the page on which today may be born A verdant verity. Translated from the French by Lee Fahnestock. Anh rated it liked it Aug 22, Could we then already have reached the naos, That sacred place for a repast of volce No way out of our original onomatopoeias. This thee a wonderful book—full of wonders and evocative of wonder in this reader. Sounds banal, but every single poem in here will surprise you with unforeseen connections.

And I do not even admire those who, like the Pharaohs, have monuments to a single man erected by a multitude.

The voice of things – Francis Ponge, Beth Archer Brombert – Google Books

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. I have come back to it often, this book, whose title is variously translated as Things, The Voice of Things or Taking the Side of Thingsnot least because it asks me to. Meanwhile, the candle, by the flickering of its rays on the book in the sudden release of its own smoke, encourages the reader – then leans over on its stand and drowns in its own aliment.

First published in and considered the keystone of Francis Ponge’s work, Le parti pris de choses appears here in its entirety.

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The Nature of Things

View all 6 comments. A book to be remembered for its uniquely blended beautiful projections of the objects into the world of breathing creatures.


No need, furthermore, to get out, Their variations being adequate to account For the marvelously tedious Monotony vojce Variety of the world. He has a very warm, inviting, conversational style and I found his ppnge to be quite humble – but he is clearly a very intelligent man. Kimberly Dark Swinging Modern Sounds In that case, back into them. But as Ponge describes them, these objects become strange and wondrous, unfamiliar and swollen with odd metaphors.

Pinker than nature ponfe less agile than a monkey, he leaps on the rigging, possessed by pure zeal. Tell us about the last book or poem or both you loved and send it to poetry-at-therumpus-dot-net along with a brief bio and we will run the best of what we get. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I have always been disappointed by them. Its leaf of gold stands impassive in the hollow of tge little alabaster column on a very black pedicel.

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.

Le parti pris des choses The Nature of Things, Red Dust caught the attention of other writers and artists.