From the Sumerian epic of Gilgamesh to Norse prophecies of Ragnarök to the Revelations of Saint John to Cormac McCarthy’s the line, any variety of fictional zombie Armageddons, and the dystopic global of The starvation video games, we've constantly questioned what is going to take place after the area as we all know it ends. it doesn't matter what the doomsday scenario—cataclysmic weather switch, political chaos, societal cave in, nuclear battle, pestilence, or such a lot of different dreaded variations—we unavoidably think that although the area perishes, a few part of humankind will survive. Such tales contain loss of life and catastrophe, yet also they are stories of rebirth and survival. Grim or successful, those notable post-apocalyptic tales chosen from chosen from the easiest of these released within the tumultuous final decade let us think about what existence can be like after the tip.
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Editors: Charles Simic and Mark Strand
cover is for reprint; however it is unchanged
A strong selection--mainly of poems, but in addition a few choices from Calvino. Many extraordinary authors, as one can find from the checklist above. Paul Celan is winner of a Georg Buchner prize, and there's a pair Nobels up there too (Paz and Milosz).
First released in 1976, this fantastic anthology from U. S. Poet Laureates, Charles Simic and Mark Strand, compiles a range of the best translated literature of the time, showcasing the then-little-known writers who had a profound impression at the present new release of poets.
“Undeniably beautiful . . . The essays within the assortment [are] meditations that display not just how technology really occurs but in addition who or what propels its immutable humanity. ” — Maria Popova, mind Pickings
“A stimulating compendium. ” — Kirkus Reviews
Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and writer Deborah Blum selects the year’s best technology and nature writing from writers who stability examine with humanity and within the method discover riveting tales of discovery around the disciplines.
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Why cannot I read to-night, then, why? Found at last—more worth than some deep under ground hoard, —That villain next door 's making melody On banjo—three strings snapped and hole in the sound-board. W. D. IN A LIBRARY. A precious mouldering pleasure 'tis To meet an antique book, In just the dress his century wore; A privilege, I think. His venerable hand to take, And warming in our own, A passage back, or two, to make To times when he was young. His quaint opinions to inspect, His knowledge to unfold On what concerns our mutual mind.
With reverent hand I touch the back of each Of these my books. How much of their dear selves— The hand that held the pen, the brain that wrought The subtle fancies on these pages caught— Have men immortal left upon my shelves! And then sometimes a sudden chill doth strike My heart with very horror, and I shrink Away from their dull touch, shudd'ring to think How much of human life that, vampire-like, These books have sucked beneath their leathern wings. How brains have broken and frail bodies bent To feed with human blood these bloodless things.
He has generously contributed to this all the modem rhymes he had already selected; and in return the golden numbers of past times that were to be herein have been handed over to him for a collection of earlier poetry on the same subject, which is to be its companion. It remains only to thank most cordially those authors, editors and publishers who have permitted quotation here. If, as must happen in matter collected from periodicals, including a quantity published in the United States, some items are wrongly ascribed, or some copyrights unintentionally ignored, the editor's most sincere apologies are offered.