Francis Ponge has been called “the poet of things” because simple objects like a plant, a shell, a cigarette, a pebble, or a piece of soap are the subjects of his. The Nature of Things has ratings and 22 reviews. The Voice of Things contains a number of texts by Francis Ponge, including the complete text of Taking. A poet long unread, Ponge has come into his own since the s with admirers from Sartre to Sollers. Sartre considered him the poet of existentialism.

Author: Kisar Malashicage
Country: Somalia
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Health and Food
Published (Last): 3 March 2004
Pages: 23
PDF File Size: 16.74 Mb
ePub File Size: 8.12 Mb
ISBN: 956-4-53088-647-8
Downloads: 60489
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Samukus

Contradictory remarks made by others seem to me just as valid, or let ghings say for the sake of precision, neither more not less valid.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Fire Fire has a system: Its leaf of gold stands impassive in the hollow of a little alabaster column on a very black pedicel. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. She maneuvers his word play with respect and unostentatious discretion.

Nature and The last time I read Le parti pris des choses in another translation maybe eight years agoI was unhappy with it. Ponge is not something that you necessarily read straight through insomuch as you dine on his works Ponge’s observations written down in poetic prose is well worth attention. Giacometti was born in in the mountain village of Stampa Switzerlandwhich is to say in the rugged heart of Europe, but oriented more toward Italy. Normale zaken krijgen nieuwe lagen en dat is gaaf om te lezen.


All of them, told. The pleasure of grabbing the midriff of one of these tall obstacles to a room by its porcelain node; that short clinch during which movement stops, the eye widens, and the whole body adjusts to its new surrounding. Liviu rated it liked it Feb 13, Refresh and try again. Read, tye, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

It reveals his preoccupation with nature and its metaphoric transformation through the creative ambiguity of language I need to track this down. Then, while the substances consumed with method collapse, the escaping gasses are subsequently transformed into one long flight of butterflies.

Jan 25, Chuck rated it really liked it. No eBook available Amazon. Their immobility produces their perfection, their depth, their beautiful ornaments, their rich fruits”.

The Nature of Things – Francis Ponge – Google Books

His mother, a rock whom he resemblesmarried a field of flowers a painter who, I have been told, was the finest Swiss exponent of the Impressionist school ; she had three sons, like Switzerland herself: One can only compare the gait of fire to that of an animal; it must first leave one thngs before occupying another; it moves like an amoeba and a giraffe at the same time, its neck lurching, its foot dragging …. FatherMontaneli rated it it was ok May 29, May 31, Keith rated it really liked it.


Return to Book Page.

Reading Ponge’s Soap many off ago turned me into a lifelong fan. I borrowed a copy of this book from a high school teacher I had, and sadly have not found another one, but Ponge’s work is fascinating. Ponge is not something that you necessarily read straight through insomuch as you dine on his works over a period of time. Trivia About The Nature of Things. From inside the book.

The Nature of Things

And the page should furthermore be brown. I think the “poetry” scare quotes in honor of Ponge worth reading just because of how he makes crates and rains interesting to read about. Pomge finally, everything sinks into my body and flies out through my head, as though through a chimney open to thints sky. And when I say convinced, I mean if not of some truth, then at least of the fragility of my own opinion.

Author: admin