2013年7月12日 星期五

Movements in Art since 1945 /Michel Deguy,Given Giving: Selected Poems

Lots of wind assigned to this place 
 And the ruminants' cry like a juniper split by the tempest

Eighteenth hour
The sea extended its diaphanous hands toward the shore;s hairy
Like Isaac groping Jocob's fleece.

Lots of Wind by Michel Deguy

Michel Deguy - Biography

Michel Deguy, born in Paris in 1930, is a French poet and philosopher. The ability to bring together poetic practice and theoretical reflection turned Michel Deguy into a major figure on the French intellectual scene in the 1970s. Michel Deguy is currently a professor of French literature at the Universite de Paris VII (Saint-Denis), the founder and editor-in-chief of Po&sie since 1972 (Editions Belin), and the editor of Les Temps Modernes, the journal founded by Jean-Paul Sartre. He is the former president of the Collège international de philosophie and of the Maison des écrivains.
After graduating in Humanities and Philosophy, Michel Deguy attended lectures by Michel Alexandre and Jean Hyppolite. He remained very close to the deconstructionist movement, becoming friends with Jacques Derrida and Jean-Luc Nancy. Michel DeGuy taught philosophy until 1968. Known for his immense generosity and energy, Michel Deguy has contributed to the development of many French literary and philosophical institutions (for instance, the review Critique, College international de philosophie, and Gallimard Editions). He is also active as a translator of, among others, Martin Heidegger, Gongora, Sappho, Dante Alighieri, and various American poets. Michel Deguy has written over thirty books published in France and translated into many languages, and he has received numerous awards, among them the 1998 Gran Prix National de la poésie, the 2000 Grand Prix de la Société des Gens de Lettres, and the 2004 Grand Prix de poésie de l'Académie Française.
Michel Deguy prefers to be named a 'writer of poems' or 'the poet I am seeking to be' and his multiform work escapes the straitjacket of classification, combining philosophical thinking, poetry and literary culture. A trained philosopher, Michel Deguy is a thinker-poet able to mediate between the poetic tradition and radical shifts in thinking brought about by structuralism and poststructuralism. Always on the move, his thoughts and language take the reader to different places, constantly resisting the forces of inertia. His creativity is located between the impossibility and necessity of thinking, refusing to see poetry as a genre. Rather, poetry is a given, a critical dialogue of thought. Named by Jacques Derrida to be 'a poet of promised lands', Michel Deguy's attitude is not curiosity but concern, a painful attention to what is, to what happens to be. He is a poet at the forefront of experiment and change, and yet steeped in a warm sensitivity to the literature and aesthetics of the past.
Michel Deguy is a nomad poet, traversing all spaces and times, and his poems act as a space to bring interaction, rather than a fusion of disparate things. If his early collections were occupied with his constant exploration of the space outside the periphery of Being, his succeeding works gave a central stage to the language and role of metaphor. Famous for a lively style bursting with neologisms, rare words and coinages, his late works show the poet as a traveler, lover and mass media consumer, with his poetry bearing the signs and discourses of the reality of the modern world. According to Michel Deguy, the essence of any relation to that world is to be found in the element of desire.
Michel Deguy's writes:
...the poem is made of sequences in which images, figures of speech and rhythm are undivided. One needs to enter this ‘undivision’", and what it does, the proposition it issues, in both senses of the word, logical and erotic: “Let us call a sentence a proposition. A poem makes propositions
Michel Deguy has published the following works:  眾多作品之一英譯

Given Giving: Selected Poems

Given Giving: Selected Poems

University of California Press, 1984


"A very useful volume both for readers and for teachers of contemporary poetry. . . . Eshleman was able to benefit from Deguy's own advice. . . . The introduction by Kenneth Koch is very helpful to the lay reader and the choice of poems seems well balanced and representative." -- Peter G. Hawkins, Modern Language Review

"Michel Deguy, one of the more interesting poets around, combines width of reference with an unmistakable lyric tone, wit with experimental form, and local with larger vision. . . . We all owe Eshleman a debt for his renderings." -- Mary Ann Caws, Choice

"There can be no two ways about it: contemporary French poetry is difficult. That is all the more reason warmly to welcome the pioneering efforts of Clayton Eshleman. . . . Deguy is mercurial, at times prosaic; at times breathtakingly lyrical, and above all inclusive (of philosophy, linguistics, ethnology, geography." -- Stephen Romer, Times Literary Supplement *****
Movements in Art since 1945 (1969)
視覺藝術 台北:大陸書店 1974

John Edward McKenzie Lucie-Smith (born 27 February 1933) is a British writer, poet, art critic, curator, broadcaster and author of exhibition catalogues.

Edward Lucie-Smith


"A humane and readable discourse." — Observer

"Wide-ranging, dispassionate, omnicompetent."

Sunday Times

This classic account of the history of the visual arts from the end of World War II to the new millennium has now been completely rewritten, revised, expanded, and updated. The fifth edition reflects the latest developments in a wide-ranging introduction and nine new chapters that deal with the radical transformations that have taken place in contemporary art. Among the topics covered are the increasing dominance of photography, film, and video, and the emergence of a new post–Post-Expressionist group of "Abject" artists whose work stresses feelings of alienation in Western industrial societies, often through the reintroduction of narrative. The emergence of an opposing trend of idealizing classicism, particularly in Italy and Russia, is discussed, and there is increased coverage of the burgeoning practice of art "on the periphery" in Third World countries, where artists have absorbed Western modernism and then created new terms of reference for artistic expression adapted to their own cultures.
Numerous additional reproductions illustrate all the recent developments in this completely redesigned edition, and there are a full bibliography and comprehensive chronologies of key events. No other account of the art of the last fifty-five years provides as much up-to-date information about art issues, developments, and players.
Edward Lucie-Smith is the author of several books, among them Sexuality in Western Art, Symbolist Art, Latin American Art of the Twentieth Century, and The Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Art Terms, all published in the World of Art series.
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Abstract Expressionism

Art Since 1960

Concepts of Modern Art

New Media in Art

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