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By Jacqueline Risset, Jennifer Moxley

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The delusion of Diana and Actaeon kinds the matrix for this poem which tells of Eros and Language, and of dismemberment. It attempts to exasperate abstraction and shortage till the horizon turns and divulges photographs from youth, the child's physique. Love erupts into sacrifice; sentences holiday into feverish clusters of shifters. eventually, the I Ching, Maurice Sceve, and Marcel Proust are translated into sheer vertigo. the writer has acknowledged: "writing, as I know it, starts biographically, autobiographically. these moments whilst I first felt known as by way of the will to write...were continuously associated with whatever one calls mystical cases, while the boundaries of identification are lifted and there's a break."


Cor (discourse): 1. Bursts
Cor (discourse): 2. The confirmation - Void
Cor (discourse): three. Shines
Cor (discourse): four. Voice
Corpus (story): 1. Fiction
Corpus (story): 2. Notes - the top Of The Adventure
Corpus (story): three. Wake
Timor (red): 1. Pasiphae
Timor (red): 2. The Little Mark at the Stomach
Timor (red): three. Mors
The Translation starts off: 1. I Ch 61
The Translation starts: 2. M. S. 1544
The Translation starts off: three. M. P. 1908
The Translation starts: four. O Mei Dolci Animali


Jacqueline Risset is among the most vital modern French poets. Born in Besancon, in 1933, she has released six books of poetry in addition to literary essays. She teaches French literature on the collage los angeles Sapienza in Rome, used to be one of many editors of Tel Quel, and is recognized for her translations of Italian poetry, so much particularly of Dante's Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso (1985-90), which acquired the Académie française award for translation. between her books of poetry are Jeu (1971), Sept passages de los angeles vie d'une femme (1985), and Petits éléments de body amoureuse (1991). a range in English and an interview have seemed in Serge Gavronsky: towards a brand new Poetics, U of CA Press, 1994.


Jennifer Moxley is the writer of mind's eye Verses (Tender Buttons, 1997). She edited the journal, The Impercipient, and (with Steve Evans), The Impercipient Lecture sequence.


"Risset writes a synaptic area among languages... [she] explodes the idea that of translation from that of word/object substitution... moving the act of translation in an anti-system during which the very proposal of signification is ceaselessly, and seriously, at stake... Jennifer Moxley's translation is smooth, provocative, and, given the density of the unique undertaking, remarkably lucid...Moxley's textual content constitutes a amazing and adventurous paintings in its personal right."

--Craig Watson, Poetry undertaking e-newsletter

"Risset's books of poetry are 'heterogeneous wholes,' and he or she unearths in clusters of strains and fragments of sentences 'cells' which, while 'freed from their average themselves to different cells..., with none hierarchical system.' this is often equivalent to her inspiration of 'disidentity,' or the feel of transcending one's personal predicate to writing. The cells not just mimic overheard language--they enact our fragmented notion, our translation of the world."

--Susan Wheeler, Denver Quarterly

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Seventy two from his head from his organs from the grass torn: the physique the place are you operating to? - over this earth you unsettle along with your eyes what do you notice? seventy three THE LITTLE MARK at the belly Leaned at the counterstretched out within the air transported through its vortex multitudelittle mark m. on the finish of the courtyard's hallway rummaging amidst the continues to be the physique without warning opens marked throughout sideways the grottoed panorama covers somewhat scattered styles or letters or herds with differing marks erased yet proceeding and without notice the goats if I step back off I see you immobile you don't communicate seventy five there is a glance - or say : some extent with its cone it attracts again cone continues to be uncovered noticeable almost immediately through one other cone then: attracts again back aspect in again then: back attracts again the place is the j ? to what aspect may possibly it again up and spot itself as its personal witnessed cone frightened of dissolving during this compelled retreat chuffed to have skipped the purpose (breathlessness - game - quick delight) whilst disgrace multiplication of the m. feels watched by way of all and all that waste - issues to throw away needs to he throw himself away yet it really is performed already in the mean time whilst slipping out starts off seventy six since then : factor, cone and parted : aspect, that's - being much less and no more ashamed - non-stop divisive having a look makes her see - see already I emptied flung by way of this clean glance factor that slips and vascillates with no area - aspect that dominates its cone fragile aspect obvious through her very self not anything given that seen trembling nude more and more - tremulous in entrance of clean eyes that from her are born and rejected pleasure of an elevated domination -new cone watches outdated and without end vanishes new retains getting ready making her an increasing number of tremulous whenever seventy seven pleasant estrangement - not able to talk -and to claim this: yet hollowed physique reverence "next" leaves a rainy spot leaves- that that is visible peculiarly : the information dispersed the physique deccntcred this carrying on with insistence opposed to the home windows anything may be came upon yet already voided : waits for the and never any- enjoyable twisting of the brain seventy eight hears coming near via an analogous step that which departs by means of a similar step with remorse, forthright - the body's inner quiet, exceptionally what circulates they're frozen nonetheless what occurs earlier than the eyes at the back of isslipping apart however the cease may elicit a cry wait : "where grasp it up" if you happen to cross through, you don't pass over me - with this weariness already long past oh i do know you i do know you little fork i haven't overlooked you seventy nine J J J j MORS falls to airborne dirt and dust eaten alive through the animal eclipse opens a bloodied eye "it's you I" eighty one having given up they speak they'll shoot eighty two in his sword i glance at my hair shoot my associates my kids "I didn't think" this gaiety eighty three everything finishes off memini me pavom fuisse in spoiling in bursting etand you? eighty four dead on a wilderness spoke along with his civilized voice spoiling overall quiet this gaiety eighty five I I I THE TRANSLATION starts I I CH sixty one with their braids they hold their heads - during this mass of modern dates he's the opposite - resonant pillar - shaking this element the place the place - it truly is you I - little prize introduced years fast distanced having recaptured the tale from station to station - eventually at the back of the door "of superimposed chains" - drowned within the topic you listen me yet - do you pay attention what i am asserting?

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