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King of a Hundred Horsemen: Poems

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Marie Étienne's poetry is inspired by the synthesis of the contemporary and the classical, the tragic and the mundane—the quotidian transformed by the tragic prisms of myth and history. Through a profound and complex reinterpretation of the sonnet form, the book reflects, as in a mosaic of shattered mirrors, many of the writer's ongoing preoccupations: the relationship of ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published October 27th 2009 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (first published October 28th 2002)
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Tiffany Breyne
"I took myself for an insect, I look at people indirectly, as it were, from the side."

"The head shouts orders while looking at the sky.
The head shouts orders while looking straight ahead."

"- Ah, that ending of day!
'But that ending of day is the beginning of evening.
'I prepare myself to drink, to penetrate the silk of sundown, with a sleeper's slow movements, movements of self-surrounding, or a dream's apparent immobility."
Cynthia
Dec 08, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I read this book for a reading challenge. It's a collection of poetry (translated from the French).
Marilyn
Mar 14, 2009 is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
Marilyn Hacker is one of the most brilliant translators of our time, and the Etienne poems are stunningly good.
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