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Able Muse's Best of the Net nominations, 2010

I'm pleased to announce that the following six poems and two stories nominated for Best of the Net, 2010 by Able Muse.

Poetry:

Able Muse Pushcart Prize 2009 Nominations

I am pleased to announce that the following five poems and one story that appeared in the current and previous issues of Able Muse have been nominated for Pushcart Prize 2009 —

Poetry:

Able Muse's Best of the Net nominations

I am pleased to announce that the following six poems and two stories that appeared in the current and previous issues of Able Muse have been nominated for Best of the Net —

Poetry:

Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana

Publisher:

cover of Mysterious Flame of Queen LoanaASIN or ISBN-10: B001OK6JQE
binding: Unknown Binding
amazon price: $69.90 USD


K.

From the internationally acclaimed author of The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony comes one of the most significant books in recent years on a writer of perennial interest–a virtuoso interpretation of the work of Franz Kafka.

cover of K.author: Roberto Calasso
ASIN or ISBN-10: 1400076129
binding: Paperback
list price: $17.00 USD
amazon price: $15.16 USD


Disaffections: Complete Poems 1930-1950 (Italian Edition)

Cesare Pavese was one of Italy's great post-war writers. His poetry was revolutionary-both artistically and politically-rejecting the verbal and philosophical constraints of tradition and utilizing direct, colloquial language. His subjects were peasants, hobos, and prostitutes, and this bilingual volume includes all the poetry Pavese ever published, including work originally deleted by Fascist censors. A landmark volume.Cesare Pavese (1908-50) was a novelist, poet, and translator and a major literary figure in post-war Italy.

cover of Disaffections: Complete Poems 1930-1950 (Italian Edition)author: Cesare Pavese
ASIN or ISBN-10: 1556591748
binding: Paperback
list price: $17.00 USD
amazon price: $17.00 USD


Skylark Farm

A beautiful, wrenching debut novel chronicling the life of a family struggling for survival during the Armenian genocide in Turkey, in 1915.

cover of Skylark Farmauthor: Antonia Arslan
ASIN or ISBN-10: 1400044359
binding: Hardcover
list price: $23.95 USD
amazon price: $23.95


The Zürau Aphorisms of Franz Kafka

The essential philosophical writings of one of the twentieth century’s most influential writers are now gathered into a single volume with an introduction and afterword by the celebrated writer and publisher Roberto Calasso.

cover of The Zürau Aphorisms of Franz Kafkaauthor: Franz Kafka
ASIN or ISBN-10: 0805212078
binding: Paperback
list price: $15.95 USD
amazon price: $15.95


The Fallen Oak

english translation

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Geoffrey Brock reads the poem in translation, The Fallen Oak by Giovanni Pascoli (translated from the Italian.)

The Fallen Oak

original Italian poem

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audio of "La Quercia Caduta"
Geoffrey Brock reads the original poem, La Quercia Caduta by Giovanni Pascoli in Italian

La Quercia Caduta

Dov’era l’ombra, or sé la quercia spande
morta, né più coi turbini tenzona.
La gente dice: Or vedo: era pur grande!

Pendono qua e là dalla corona
i nidietti della primavera.
Dice la gente: Or vedo: era pur buona!

Ognuno loda, ognuno taglia. A sera
ognuno col suo grave fascio va.
Nell’aria, un pianto… d’una capinera

che cerca il nido che non troverà.

(1900)

November

english translation

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Geoffrey Brock reads the poem in translation, November by Giovanni Pascoli (translated from the Italian.)

November

original Italian poem

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Geoffrey Brock reads the original poem, Novembre by Giovanni Pascoli in Italian

Novembre

Gemmea l’aria, il sole cosí chiaro
che tu ricerchi gli albicocchi in fiore,
e del prunalbo l’odorino amaro
senti nel cuore.

Ma secco è il pruno, e le stecchite piante
di nere trame segnano il sereno,
e vuoto il cielo, e cavo al piè sonante
sembra il terreno.

Silenzio, intorno: solo, alle ventate,
odi lontano, da giardini ed orti,
di foglie un cader fragile. È l’estate,
fredda, dei morti.

(1891)

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