Paper $14.95 ISBN: 9780932440860 Published December 1999

The Selected Poems of Max Jacob

Max Jacob

The Selected Poems of Max Jacob

Max Jacob

Distributed for Oberlin College Press

136 pages | 4 3/4 x 7
Paper $14.95 ISBN: 9780932440860 Published December 1999
Even though he was an important founder of modernism, companion to Picasso, Modigliani, Apollinaire, and the early Surrealists, Max Jacob has remained a somewhat neglected and little-known figure. Now this delightful and utterly original poet has been given a detailed and careful presentation in English.
Contents
Introduction • Foreword to The Dice Cup / Le cornet à dés • 1914 • 1914 • War • Memoirs of a Spy • Searching for the Traitor • The Key • 1889-1916 • Capital. Place-Setting • The Feminist Question • La Rue Ravignan • Moon Poem • Fontispiece • Poem • In the Backgrond • In Hill Country • The Novel • Literature and Poetry • Literary Standards • A Bit of Art Criticism • My Life • Biographical • Father Unknown • Life of the Party • The Concarneau Regatta • Let’s Bring Back the Old Themes • Sir Elizabeth (Pronounced Soeur) • Errors of Mercy • The Two Elite Audiences • Poem • from The Cock and the Pearl • Allusion to a Circus Act • Sad Last Appeal to the Phantoms Inspirations from the Past • The Tough Guy’s Lament • Leon! Leon! • Poem • Absurd Metamorphosis • A View in Perspective • Playing the Horn • To Mr. Modigliani to Prove I’m a Poet • Watered Earth • Festival • Malachites • Other Characters at the Masked Ball • Other Characters at the Masked Ball: The Blind Woman • Menage of Godless Artists • Glass of Blood • Litanies for the Holy Virgin • Warning! • Demons as I Rise • Hell Has Gradations • Achilles’ Wheel • First Symposium • Second Symposium • Third Symposium • On Death • Shore • Seascape at Roscoff • Jean Jacques • The Best Girl • Travels: Antibes and the Antibes Road • Sunday in Marseilles: Prose Impressions • Ballad of the Night Visitor • The Balcony of Romeo and Juliet • Conservatories • Burial in Quimper • Our Earthly Virtues are Castles in the Air • In Paradise • “In the age of enchantment...” • Christian Families • If Guillaume’s Death Had Been Christian • “At the outskirts of town...” • Infernal Visions • The Pilgrims at Emmaeus • Write Your Memoirs • Novel 1943 • Magic Confessions • The Seasons • “Max Is a Lunatic” (Everyone) • Loving Thy Neighbor • The Yellow Star Again • Death • Ballad of the Perpetual Miracle • The Restless Soul Remakes Heaven • Prophetic Dreams • Artless Lines • Reconstruction • Acknowledgments
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