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By Jean Cocteau, Jacques Maritain

ISBN-10: 0806529075

ISBN-13: 9780806529073

The which means of poetry and the sociological and political importance of paintings are handled in those letters. Jacques Maritain (18 November 1882–28 April 1973) used to be a French Catholic thinker. Raised as a Protestant, he switched over to Catholicism in 1906. An writer of greater than 60 books, he's accountable for reviving St. Thomas Aquinas for contemporary occasions and is a well-known drafter of the common statement of Human Rights. Pope Paul VI provided his "Message to males of proposal and of Science" on the shut of Vatican II to Maritain, his long-time pal and mentor. Jean Maurice Eugène Clément Cocteau (5 July 1889 – eleven October 1963) used to be a French poet, novelist, dramatist, dressmaker, boxing supervisor, playwright, artist and filmmaker. in addition to different Surrealists of his new release (Jean Anouilh and René Char for instance) Cocteau grappled with the "algebra" of verbal codes outdated and new, mise en scène language and applied sciences of modernism to create a paradox: a classical avant-garde. His circle of colleagues, acquaintances and fanatics integrated Pablo Picasso, Jean Marais, Henri Bernstein, Édith Piaf, whom he solid in a single of his one act performs entitled Le Bel detached in 1940, and Raymond Radiguet.

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Pianto del creato e riso scrosciante di venti gementi! Oh quanta febbre arde nel tuo immenso oscuro! Oh quanta gioia fai godere nel tuo dolore di silenzi! Oh musica notturna! Urlìo delle tenebre! Al calore soffocante della festa solare della mia gioventù di flussioni, a questa notte succeduta fra il fresco dell’aria mossa e la rugiada che imperlava di umide goccioline l’erba, mi dava il sollievo ristoratore e con slancio cantai la mia canzone. 38 Argentina 18419-Perricone_Poets 10/17/13 11:34 AM Page 39 English translations by Paul D’Agostino Nocturnal Howl from Summit Having completed its fest of lights, that drunk red crepuscule went far away into the profound abyss of its empire.

The lyricists of the tangos included Italian words in their songs, and in some cases even entire sentences from immigrant groups that, in some instances, consist of real verses. Although these lyricists are not, strictly speaking, poets of the diaspora, their verses document words and expressions related to the immigrant experience. Alfredo Bufano also utilizes material from Italian immigration heritage, yet he claimed to have been born in Guaymallén de Mendoza because he wanted to be known only as an Argentine poet and writer.

A magnificent vehement mystery made the blood flow in our veins with the cool freshness of a deep fresh vein:— which we savored with mysterious wantonness—as in the cup of the purest starry silence. ¿Quiere Usted mate? I received the pot and took a sip of the warm drink. Stretched on the virgin grass, facing the strange constellations, I was gradually giving in to the mysterious play of their arabesques, delightfully rocked by the muffled noises of the camp. My thoughts wavered: my memories drifted by in quick succession: that delightfully seemed to submerge and reappear in the distance now and then lucidly beyond the human, as if through a deep mysterious echo, within the infinite majesty of nature.

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