Piedras Verdes en la Casa de la Noche and Green Stones in the House of Night are Spanish and English versions of the same poetry film by. A glimpse from the gutter: three poems by Alejandra Pizarnik poems from Pizarnik’s Árbol de Diana, Green Stones in the House of Night. Alejandra Pizarnik (April 29, – September 25, ) was an Argentine poet. Paz even wrote the prologue for her fourth poetry book, Árbol de Diana.

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What can be said of her poems? No trivia or quizzes yet. Y sin embargo busca la noche del poema. Only you can turn my memory into a fascinated traveler, a relentless fire. XII Arhol the silence is true.

She also had a marked habit of gaining weight. Product details Paperback Publisher: Pero el silencio es cierto. But that judgment would do a disservice to her peculiar aesthetic.

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Árbol de Diana (Diana’s Tree) by Alejandra Pizarnik: three poems | Moving Poems

Write a customer review. No, I am not alone. Between and Pizarnik lived in Paris, where she worked for the magazine Cuadernos and other French editorials.

Aug 03, Dhiyanah rated it it was amazing Shelves: And no one understands. Resources in your library Resources in other libraries.

A few words scribbled on a slate that same month, reiterating her desire to go nowhere “but to the bottom,” sum up her lifelong aspiration as a human being and as a writer. The bilingual presentation of each poem seems to hold open the promise of an ample country of solace to be found in the infinite possibility of language.


Even if the poem here, now has no meaning, it has no fate. Pizarnik ended her life on September 25,by taking an overdose of Secobarbital sodium [6] at the age of Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. A perfect poem spells failure for the writer who had begun in hopes of losing or hiding herself, since it reveals and fixes her.

In this light, the method of composition for which she was known in Paris — constantly working and reworking on the chalkboard up until the moment when the poem revealed itself as hopelessly complete — becomes endearingly pathetic and serves as an important rejoinder to the poets and their schools with whom Pizarnik is typically lumped.

This is by far one of my favorite books ever now and am extremely saddened by the fact that she had committed suicide at such a young age and more of her poetry and words couldn’t be shared with the world. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Then I called on my friend Jean Morris for help in the voiceover, and drew on her superior understanding of Spanish to help polish my translations.

The effect is like a mirror facing another, its subject matter caught in between — the mise en abyme of the internal landscape, reflections unfolding into the infinite. Check out our full list of Summer Reads at http: I would like to see the bottom of the river, I would like to see if that thing opens, if it bursts and blooms at my side, and it will or will not come, but I can sense its struggle.

I write with my eyes wide open. Return to Book Page. But the silence is certain. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Lowry Pressly is a writer of fiction and cultural criticism. To ask other readers questions about Extracting the Stone of Madnessplease sign up.



Nov 30, Caroline Mao rated it really liked it Shelves: Diana’s Tree Lost Fiana V Every gesture of my body and my voice to make myself into the offering, the bouquet that is abandoned by the wind on the porch.

XI Under the black sun of alejanrda silence the words burned slowly. The personal becomes the core of all things, as it often is, and Pizarnik acknowledges the division of selves that occur in the search for a language big enough to do what she needed it to. The compulsion to head for the pizarnnik or “abyss” points to her desire to surrender to nothingness in an ultimate experience of ecstasy and poetic fulfillment in which life and art would be fused, albeit at her own risk.

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Pizarnim in Buenos Aires to Russian parents who had fled Europe and the Nazi Holocaust, Alejandra Pizarnik was destined for literary greatness as well as an early death. Note how her final word is that which she had meant to escape, herself, mistranslated by her own tongue, and then let that last line strike you like a gong.