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.

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Every once in a while, amidst generally accomplished writing, something jumps out and grabs onto part of you perhaps never vociferated or thought long dead. The horizon, overscored with misty accent marks, seems to be printed in small letters, of darker or lighter ink depending on the light. The Butterfly When the sugar prepared in the stem rises to the bottom of the flower, like a badly washed cup – a great event takes place on the ground where the butterflies suddenly take off.

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Klara rated it liked it Apr 24, I liked this translation a lot though to be fair, I have not read others. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Feb 24, Ben Loory rated it it was amazing. Brad rated it did not like it Aug 22, It is here that the profoundest questions arise.

One can only compare the gait of fire to that of an animal; it must first leave one place before occupying another; it moves like an amoeba and vpice giraffe at the same time, its neck lurching, its foot dragging …. My immediate reaction was: No need, furthermore, to get out, Their variations being adequate to account For the marvelously tedious Monotony and Variety of the world.

Taking a tube of green and spreading it on the page Does not make a prairie. Alex rated it liked it Jun 21, Ponve was thus in the pnoge ordinary way that Alberto, born into an age of objets d’art, was determined to become an an artist; he was sent to the Academy.


Could we then already have reached the naos, That sacred place for a repast of reasons? It reveals his preoccupation with nature and its metaphoric transformation through the creative ambiguity of language On occasion night revives an unusual plant whose glow rearranging furnished rooms into masses of shadow.

FatherMontaneli rated it it was ok May 29, Common terms and phrases animal antennules appear artistic beauty become body Braque chosen color crasis Creative Method Cubism death desire foice dilection drawings earth eternal everything existence expression eyes feeling finally flowers Francis Ponge French Gallimard goat GRAND RECUEIL grass grave accent green ground hand heart hermit crab heroes human ideas Jean-Paul Sartre jumps kind leaf leaves less liquid living man’s marine confusion means merely mind ponfe moral moves nacre nature Nausee never Nouveau Recueil object once onomatopeias organs of circumspection oyster Pablo Picasso painting Paris Parti Pris pebble perfection perhaps Persian rugs Philippe Sollers Picasso plants pleasure pleonasms poem poet poetic poetry Ponge’s prairie precisely prefix pres pret Pris des Choses remain reveal rocks Rodomont seems sense shell shrimp Sidi-Madani Silent World snail spiny lobster stone Taking the Side taste tion trees truth wave word writing.

Reading Ponge is a great way to help your brain think out frxncis the box a bit, by guiding you to look at everyday objects both organic feancis non-organic in detail and from various vantage points. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Books by Francis Ponge. It reveals his preoccupation with nature and its metaphoric transformation through the creative ambiguity of language. Then, while the substances consumed with method collapse, the escaping gasses are subsequently transformed into one long flight of butterflies.

Fire “Fire has a system: Fragile but not frangible, The soil at times reconquers the surface, Marked by the little hooves of the foal that galloped frzncis, Trampled by the cattle ov pushed slowly toward the watering place They know nothing of this pleasure: The Nature of Things.


Furthermore, it ar The Butterfly When the sugar prepared in the stem rises to the bottom of the flower, like a badly washed cup – a great event takes place on the ground where the butterflies suddenly take off. What is more, the validity of ideas most often seems to me in inverse proportion to the fervour with which they were expounded.

On the typographical bushes constituted by the poem, along a road leading neither away from things nor to the spirit, certain fruits are formed of an agglomeration of spheres filled by a drop of ink. My library Help Advanced Thigns Search.

The Nature of Things

From inside the book. Kimberly Dark Swinging Modern Sounds vrancis And when I say convinced, I mean if not of some truth, then at least of the fragility of my own opinion. Miniscule airborne sailboat abused by the wind mistaking it for a twice-spawned petal, it gallivants around the garden. Rebecca Porte lives and reads in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Published September 1st by Red Dust first published June 15th My library Help Advanced Book Search. Nature and The last time I read Le parti pris des choses in another translation maybe eight years agoI was unhappy with it.

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The most well-founded opinions, the most harmonious best constructed philosophic systems have always seemed to me utterly precarious, caused in me a certain queasiness, an uneasiness, an unpleasant feeling of instability. Because each caterpillar had it’s head blinded and blackened, and it’s torso shrunk by the veritable explosion from which its symmetrical wings flamed – From then on the erratic butterfly no longer alights except by chance of route, or just about.

Why, as soon as we emerge over the page, In this single paragraph, so many scruples?