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Ricochet Seymour Mayne

Ricochet

Seymour Mayne

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ISBN : 9781280691362
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155 pages
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Ricochet is a bilingual collection of word sonnets by one of the chief innovators of the form, Seymour Mayne. It includes three sequences of pithy and evocative poems that encapsulate moments of sharp perception while also drawing attention toMoreRicochet is a bilingual collection of word sonnets by one of the chief innovators of the form, Seymour Mayne. It includes three sequences of pithy and evocative poems that encapsulate moments of sharp perception while also drawing attention to instants of humour that suddenly appear in daily life.Concise and visual in effect, word sonnets are fourteen line poems, with one word per line. Frequently allusive and imagistic, they can also be irreverent and playful. While informed by other short poetry forms such as the Haiku, Maynes word sonnets are deeply influenced by the Talmudic tradition of maxims, proverbs and images that instruct and inform everyday life.Presented with an excellent translation of the poems into French, Ricochet is a unique volume that showcases this innovative new form. The collection also includes a short preface by the poet and an introductory essay by the translator on the challenges of translating word sonnets.Ricochet est un recueil bilingue de sonnets dun mot crits par lun des principaux innovateurs de cette forme po tique, Seymour Mayne. On y trouve trois s ries de po mes piquants et vocateurs, qui rec lent des moments de perception aigu, tout en attirant lattention sur des instants dhumour surgissant tout coup dans la vie quotidienne.Les sonnets dun mot sont des po mes de quatorze lignes, concis, ayant un mot par ligne, et leffet visuel certain. Souvent elliptiques et imag s, ils sav rent aussi parfois irr v rencieux et taquins. Bien quinspir s par dautres formes de courts po mes, comme le ha ku, les sonnets de Seymour Mayne sont profond ment li s la tradition talmudique des maximes, proverbes et images qui clairent la vie quotidienne.Pr sentant une excellente traduction des po mes en fran ais, Ricochet est un livre unique qui met en valeur cette nouvelle forme litt raire. Louvrage comprend galement une courte pr face du po te et une introduction de la traductrice sur les d fis que comporte la traduction de sonnets dun mot.