Because we still consider this period incomprehensible and the formation of its Normality, rather deliberately Non-Normal, we instruct to one of the most ecumenical important Polish poet Zbigniew Herbert to speak for us with his major poem “Damastes (Also Known as Procrustes) Speaks”.
Participating the “Kalliergeia” in the festive – strictly at home – atmosphere of theese days, presents from the Sex Pistols on board concert on the river Thames of the year 1977 – the celebration year of the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II – the tender ballad of the band entitled “God Save The Queen”.
At a time when the American police seem to have gone hunting for black citizens with painful results, we publish here the poem of the important African-American writer and civil rights activist Maya Angelou, entitled “Still I Rise”. The poem is included in its poetic collection of 1978, that bears the title “And Still I Rise: A Book of Poems”.
During this incomprehensible period, we are accompanied by the “Eleonora” poem of the great Greek surrealist artist Nikos Engonopoulos, which is included in its poetic collection, that bears the timely surreal title “Do Not Distract the Driver”. … And what can we do if “The Driver is Asleep”?
Yambo Ouologuem, originally from Mali, West Africa, was one of the most important writers of the 20th century, although he was wrote only 3 books and a few poems in the French language. While his poetry has not been collected, here’s a representative one, entitled ‘When Black Men’s Teeth Speak Out’.
With the ‘Air-Conditioned Nightmare’ begins yet another fruitful writing period for Henry Miller, having just returned to the US from Europe in 1939 and World War II. Here is given an excerpt from this work, together with the autobiographical documentary ‘The Henry Miller Odyssey’ directed by Robert Snyder.
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Alberto Giacometti or sketches and drawings, works by the hand of artist.