Wisława Szymborska - People on a Bridge
Dufour Editions, an independent publisher and distributor for more than forty years, has an established reputation as a fine literary house. International poetry has always been outstanding in the list, which initially began with some of Thomas Kinsella's and John Montague's first books from the prestigious Dolmen Press. Since those early days, the complete poetry list has grown to include prize-winning poets from twenty-nine countries. Many of the poets have toured and been interviewed in the U.S. Some are Nobel Prize winners. This catalog introduces some highly regarded poets from publishers whose lists are being distributed in the U.S. and Canada for the first time. The rewards in publishing poetry are sometimes sublime, as opposed to commercial, but reader response over the years has justified our commitment. The strength of the list is evidenced on this page, on which we salute recent prize-winners whose books are currently being read throughout the world.
Wisława Szymborska - Tutaj / Here
Trudno byłoby wymarzyć sobie wspanialszą inaugurację obchodów pięćdziesięciolecia Wydawnictwa Znak. Pierwszą książką wydaną w jubileuszowym roku był nowy tom Wisławy Szymborskiej. Jego premiera stała się prawdziwym świętem dla wielbicieli nie tylko poezji, ale także muzyki: Noblistce towarzyszył jeden z najlepszych na świecie trębaczy jazzowych. Zapis tego niezwykłego koncertu - spotkania Wisławy Szymborskiej i Tomasza Stańki wykonującego improwizacje na temat czytanych przez nią utworów znajdą słuchacze i czytelnicy tej luksusowej, dwujęzycznej edycji książki z płytą. Znakomity przekład na angielski autorstwa Clare Cavanagh w pełni oddaje klimat tej poezji. Wiersze Szymborskiej w jazzowej oprawie lśnią pełnym blaskiem - zdumiewające, ile mądrości, obserwacji i odkryć, ile światów pomieścić można w niewielkim pudełku!
William Faulkner - As I Lay Dying
The death and burial of Addie Bundren is told by members of her family, as they cart the coffin to Jefferson, Mississippi to bury her among her people. And as the intense desires, fears and rivalries of the family are revealed in the vernacular of the Deep South, Faulkner presents a portrait of extraordinary power - as epic as the Old Testament, as American as Huckleberry Finn.
Seamus Heaney - Selected Poems 1966-1987
"Between my fingers and my thumb The squat pen rests. I'll dig with it." Selected Poems 1966-1987 assembles the groundbreaking work of the first half of Seamus Heaney's extraordinary career. This edition, arranged by the author himself, includes the seminal early poetry that struck readers with the force of revelation and heralded the arrival of an heir to Gerard Manley Hopkins, W. B. Yeats, and Robert Frost. Helen Vendler called Heaney "a poet of the in-between," and the work collected here dwells in the borderlands dividing the ancient and the contemporary, the mythic and the quotidian. Gathering poetry from his first seven collections, Selected Poems 1966-1987 presents the young man from County Derry, Northern Ireland, who "emerged from a hidden, a buried life" in Death of a Naturalist (1966), with his cherished poems "Digging" and "Mid-term Break"; the poet of conscience "as bleak as he is bright" in "Whatever You Say Say Nothing" and "Singing School"; and the astonishingly gifted, mature craftsman behind Field Work (1979) and Station Island (1984)--an artist uncannily attuned to the "music of what happens," restlessly searching "for images and symbols adequate to our predicament." This volume, together with its companion Selected Poems 1988-2013, allows us to revisit the essential work of one of the great writers of our age through his own compilation.
Sylvia Plath - Selected Poems
Sylvia Plath is one of the defining voices in twentieth-century poetry. This classic selection of her work, made by her former husband Ted Hughes, provides the perfect introduction to this most influential of poets. The poems are taken from Sylvia Plath's four collections Ariel, The Colossus, Crossing the Water and Winter Trees, and include many of her most celebrated works, such as 'Daddy', 'Lady Lazarus' and 'Wuthering Heights'.
Derek Walcott - The Bounty
The Bounty was the first book of poems Walcott published after winning the 1992 Nobel Prize in Literature. Opening with the title poem, a memorable elegy to the poet's mother, the book features a haunting series of poems that evoke Walcott's native ground, the island of St. Lucia. "For almost forty years his throbbing and relentless lines kept arriving in the English language like tidal waves," Walcott's great contemporary Joseph Brodsky once observed. "He gives us more than himself or 'a world'; he gives us a sense of infinity embodied in the language."
Ernest Hemingway - For Whom the Bell Tolls
One of the greatest novels which our troubled age will produce. _Observer_ High in the pine forests of the Spanish Sierra, a guerrilla band prepares to blow up a vital bridge. Robert Jordan, a young American volunteer, ahs been sent to handle the dynamiting. There, in the mountains, he finds the dangers and the intense comradeship of war. And there he discovers Maria, a young woman who has escaped from Franco's rebels. For Whom the Bell Tolls is Hemingway's finest novel, a passionate evocation of the pride and the tragedy of the Civil War that tore Spain apart. The best book Hemingway has written. _New York Times_
William Faulkner - The Sound and the Fury
A novel which describes the dissolution of the once aristocratic Compson family in the American South, told through the eyes of three of its members. In different ways they prove unable to deal with either the responsibility of the past or the imperatives of the present.
William Butler Yeats - Yeats's Poems
William Butler Yeats is considered Ireland's greatest poet. He is one of the most significant literary figures of the twentieth century. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1923. This is the definitive collection of his poems, encompassing the full range of his powers, from the love lyrics to the political poems, from poems meditating on the bliss of youth, to the verse that rails against old age. A detailed notes section and full appendix provide an invaluable key to the poems as well as biographical information on the life of the poet and a guide to his times. The collection includes Yeats's fourteen books of lyrical poems, his narrative and dramatic poetry, and his own notes on individual poems.
Charles Bukowski - Play The Piano Drunk Like A Percussion Istrument Until The Fingers Begin To Bleed A Bit
"Play the Piano" introduces Charles Bukowski's poetry from the 1970s. He leads a life full of gambling and booze but also finds love. These poems are full of lechery and romance as he struggles to mature.
Edgar Allan Poe - The Fall of the House of Usher
‘And much of Madness and more of Sin And Horror the Soul of the Plot’ This selection of Poe’s critical writings, short fiction and poetry demonstrates an intense interest in aesthetic issues and the astonishing power and imagination with which he probed the darkest corners of the human mind. The Fall of the House of Usher describes the final hours of a family tormented by tragedy and the legacy of the past. In the Tell Tale Heart, a murderer’s insane delusions threaten to betray him, while stories such as The Pit and the Pendulum and the Cask of Amontillado explore extreme states of decadence, fear and hate. These works display Poe’s startling ability to build suspense with almost nightmarish intensity. David Galloway’s introduction re-examines the myths surrounding Poe’s life and reputation. This edition includes a new chronology and further reading by Tatiana Rapatzikou. Originally published under the title Selected Writings
Wisława Szymborska - Csodák vására
Wislawa Szymborska - Csodák vására Egyszerű csoda: hogy sok egyszerű csoda van. Megszokott csoda: az éjszaka csendjében láthatatlan kutyák csaholnak. Egy csoda a sok közül: egy lenge kicsi felhő képes eltakarni a nagy és nehéz holdat. ... Szymborskát 1996-ban tüntették ki irodalmi Nobel-díjjal. Személyes hangvételű, gondolati lírájának központi témája az ember egzisztenciális helyzete, illetve az egyén és a történelem kapcsolata. Verseit közérthetően, sok humorral fűszerezve írta. Az 1996-os irodalmi Nobel-díj indoklása szerint a rangos elismerést azzal érdemelte ki, mert "költészete ironikus pontossággal engedi az emberi élet momentumaiban megmutatkozni a történelmi és biológiai összefüggéseket". A díjnak köszönhetően vált nemzetközileg is ismertté, munkáit számos európai nyelvre lefordították és átültették arab, héber japán és kínai nyelvre is.
Richard Brautigan - The Edna Webster Collection of Undiscovered Writings
On the eve of his departure from Eugene, Oregon, to San Francisco and worldly success, a twenty-one-year-old unpublished writer named Richard Brautigan gave these funny, buoyant stories and poems as a gift to Edna Webster, the beloved mother of both his best friend and his first "real" girlfriend. "When I am rich and famous, Edna," he told her, "this will be your social security.' The stories and poems show Brautigan as hopelessly lovestruck, cheerily goofy, and at his most disarmingly innocent. We see not only a young man and young artist about to bloom, but also the whole literary sensibility of the 1960s counterculture about to spread its wings and fly.
Pearl S. Buck - The Good Earth
This tells the poignant tale of a Chinese farmer and his family in old agrarian China. The humble Wang Lung glories in the soil he works, nurturing the land as it nurtures him and his family. Nearby, the nobles of the House of Hwang consider themselves above the land and its workers; but they will soon meet their own downfall. Hard times come upon Wang Lung and his family when flood and drought force them to seek work in the city. The working people riot, breaking into the homes of the rich and forcing them to flee. When Wang Lung shows mercy to one noble and is rewarded, he begins to rise in the world, even as the House of Hwang falls.
Naguib Mahfouz - Adrift on the Nile
A stunning novel by the widest-read Arab writer currently published in the U.S. The age of Nasser has ushered in enormous social change, and most of the middle-aged and middle-class sons and daughters of the old bourgeoisie find themselves trying to recreate the cozy, enchanted world they so dearly miss. One night, however, art and reality collide--with unforeseen circumstances.
Ismeretlen szerző - Indián varázsló
A Jim Morrison rockénekes, rockzenész és kultuszsztár emlékére, mintegy az ő nevében és alkotásmódját parafrazeálva készült Szöllősi Péter-kötetben az igazi végállomásról, a halálról szóló, kétnyelvű, legtöbbször igen rövid verseket találunk.
Emily Dickinson - The Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson
Born in Amherst, Massachusetts in 1830, Dickinson began life as an energetic, outgoing young woman who excelled as a student. However, in her mid-twenties she began to grow reclusive, and eventually she rarely descended from her room in her father’s house. She spent most of her time working on her poetry, largely without encouragement or real interest from her family and peers, and died at age fifty-five. Only a handful of her 1,775 poems had been published during her lifetime. When her poems finally appeared after her death, readers immediately recognized an artist whose immense depth and stylistic complexities would one day make her the most widely recognized female poet to write in the English language. Dickinson’s poetry is remarkable for its tightly controlled emotional and intellectual energy. The longest poem covers less than two pages. Yet in theme and tone her writing reaches for the sublime as it charts the landscape of the human soul. A true innovator, Dickinson experimented freely with conventional rhythm and meter, and often used dashes, off rhymes, and unusual metaphors—techniques that strongly influenced modern poetry. Dickinson’s idiosyncratic style, along with her deep resonance of thought and her observations about life and death, love and nature, and solitude and society, have firmly established her as one of America’s true poetic geniuses.