Mute Objects of Expression

Mute Objects of Expression


Francis Ponge boldly publicizes his poetic aim in Mute gadgets of Expression: "To settle for the problem that gadgets provide to language." those objects—less selected than acquired spontaneously—are perceived with inimitable Pongean humor and rendered into glimmering nonetheless lifes. He supplies voice to the customarily left out features of average gadgets and beings. Shunning widely used poetic modes, Ponge forges new visions, pictures drawn from nature, from mythology and the classics. during this quantity, springing from the Loire geographical region within the early Nineteen Forties, Ponge’s "prôems" bear in mind the violent fragrance of the mimosa, the cries of carnations, and the flirtations of wasps. From a small notice- e-book, his sole offer of paper withinthe wartime deprivations, he composes repeated drafts of an leading edge shape combining poetry with research and impish play. regardless of the demoralizing clouds of career, Ponge wrests a hovering paean to his cherished sliver of Provence.

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