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Captain Of The Butterflies (Sun & Moon Classics) Paperback – June, 1997


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Product Details

  • Series: Sun & Moon Classics (Book 163)
  • Paperback: 117 pages
  • Publisher: Sun & Moon Press (June 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1557133158
  • ISBN-13: 978-1557133151
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.4 x 7.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,842,662 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Library Journal

This first collection of poetry in English by Dutch novelist, poet, and travel writer Nooteboom is a window on a surreal landscape in which "the sea is a mirror of rotting glass." Out of a quarry of private dreams, Nooteboom mines "locked-up images" that are "a gnosis of masked sayings/ in a script ever more obscure." He writes of "untamable chaos" where flesh and soul intersect and selfhood is subject to riddles ("a fetus in bed" and Leonardo "dissecting a womb") that are beyond language and recognition. Some poems resemble Waiting for Godot; others express Miranda-like wonder: "So many forms of existence! So many creatures/ to suffer and laugh in these stony hills!" Despite the transformative energy, however, Nooteboom fails in his attempt to create a cartography of the unconscious ("a map painted/ of soul"). With these depth-psychology "ciphers" offering neither identity nor personality, readers will conclude that Nooteboom's poetry, in English translation at least, doesn't compel attention.?Frank Allen, North Hampton Community Coll., Tannersville, Pa.
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Review

Abschied
Altiplano
Animal Skeleton
Athena, Painted On An Amphora By Psiax (brescia)
Atoms
Bait
Basho I
Basho Ii
Basho Iii
Basho Iv
Bogota
The Captan Of The Butterflies
Cartography
Cauda
Churchill's Black Dog Or Mr. Nuszbaum Complains
Court, January
The Earthly Course Of Justice
Empedocles
End Of Season
The Fighters
Finis Terrae
Fire
Fraulund
The Friends Of Thales
Fuji
Golden Fiction
Grail
Harbalorifa
Homer On Ithaca
The House On The Island
I Maschi
Ibiza 60
In Memorium Leo L.
Last Act
Latin
Lock
Lucretius
Mail
Meditation
Midday
Moment In Arcadia
Nighthour
No One
One Thousand Nights And Days
Order
The Page On The Lily
Plato, Melendez
The Poem Of Death
Portrait, Self-portrait
Poseidon And Amphitrite, Villa Stabia, Pompeii
Qui'amiyat Dikakah
Reflection, Reflector
Riddle
Rockface
Rockplant
A Ruin At Oulad-merzoug
Scholasticism
Sea
The Sealed Riders
Self
Silesius Dreams
Sleeping Gods
Small Bang
Snow
Sphinx In The Museum At Delphi
Sun
Tenth Floor
This Way
To Shiraz
Traveler
Tree
Trinidad
Twoness
Writer
Xenophanes
Ybanez, Aquoy
-- Table of Poems from Poem Finder®

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