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Tony Kline Collection


The Tony Kline Collection presents modern high-quality translations of classic texts by famous poets as well as original poetry and critical works.

 
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Looking Back at Earth

By: A.S. Kline

Classic Literature

Excerpt: At one end of Nature is rock, stone, at the other end, Life. At one end matter. Mechanism at the other. At one end a glory, light from the galaxy, a flower, from inside the petals of dust, at the other end, Mind. At one end is word, at the other end, silence, the sifting of sand over gravel. At one end darkness, complexity, driving at truth. At the other is grace, truth, laughing simplicity, mocking complexity. At one end the drift, the quiet, mindless ease. At ...

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Theory and Play of the Duende

By: Garcia Lorca ; Translated by A.S. Kline

Classic Literature

Excerpt: Ladies and Gentlemen: Between 1918 when I entered the Residencia de Eatudiantes in madrid and 1928 when I left having completed my study of philosophy and letters...

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Lysistrata

By: Aristophanes ; Translated by George Theodoridis

Classic Literature

Excerpt: A director should be encouraged to give his imagination freedom rather than to restrict or contain it. These notes, therefore aim to help in the process of the former. ON THE CHORUS: My view has always been that a translator of words - particularly in ancient works -should only translate words. He may need to, at times, add to these words, what I call, ?cultural bridges,? the purpose of which would be to help lift the original meaning of the author?s words, out ...

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Lysistrata

By: Aristophanes ; Translated by George Theodoridis

Classic Literature

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Selected Poems of Anotonio Machado

By: Antonio Machado ; Translated by A.S. Kline

Classic Literature

Excerpt: I follow the songs with age-old rhythms the children are singing while they are playing and showing in song what their souls are dreaming, like stone fountains that show their water: in monotonous murmurs of undying laughter that has in it no joy, of ancient weeping that has in it no pain and speaks of sadness the sadness of loving of ancient legends.

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Selected Poems of Anotonio Machado

By: Antonio Machado ; Translated by A.S. Kline

Classic Literature

Excerpt: I follow the songs with age-old rhythms the children are singing while they are playing and showing in song what their souls are dreaming, like stone fountains that show their water: in monotonous murmurs of undying laughter that has in it no joy, of ancient weeping that has in it no pain and speaks of sadness the sadness of loving of ancient legends.

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Selected Poems of Stephane Mallarme

By: Stephane Mallarme ; Translated by A.S. Kline

Classic Literature

Excerpt: Nothing, this foam, virgin verse Depicting the chalice alone: Far off a band of Sirens drown Many of them head first. We sail, O my various Friends, I already at the stern, You at the lavish prow that churns The lightning?s and the winters? flood: A sweet intoxication urges me Despite pitching, tossing, fearlessly To offer this toast while standing Solitude, reef, and starry veil To whatever?s worthy of knowing The white anxiety of our sail.

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Selected Poems of Stephane Mallarme

By: Stephane Mallarme ; Translated by A.S. Kline

Classic Literature

Excerpt: Nothing, this foam, virgin verse Depicting the chalice alone: Far off a band of Sirens drown Many of them head first. We sail, O my various Friends, I already at the stern, You at the lavish prow that churns The lightning?s and the winters? flood: A sweet intoxication urges me Despite pitching, tossing, fearlessly To offer this toast while standing Solitude, reef, and starry veil To whatever?s worthy of knowing The white anxiety of our sail.

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24 Poems of Mandelshtam

By: Osip Mandelstam ; Translated by A.S. Kline

Classic Literature

Excerpt: Only To Read Childrens? Books?. Only to read childrens? books, only to love childish things, throwing away adult things, rising from saddest looks. I am wearied to death with life. There?s nothing it has that I want, but I celebrate my naked earth, there?s no other world to descant. A plain swing of wood; the dark, of the high fir-tree, in the far-off garden, swinging; remembered by feverish blood.

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Selected Epigrams

By: Marcus Valerius Martialis (Martial) ; Translated by A.S. Kline

Classic Literature

Excerpt: Barbarian Memphis be mute re the pyramids? wonders, and you stop bleating of Babylon; no praise for tender Ionians, and Diana?s temple, and may Apollo?s many-horned altar bury Delos deep; don?t let the Carians cry extravagant words to the sky regarding the Mausoleum that hangs in vacuous air. All efforts now give way to Caesar?s new amphitheatre, Fame can speak of the one, and that can do for them all.

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Medea

By: Euripides ; Translated by George Theodoridis

Classic Literature

Excerpt: Euripidesmedea; Jason; Creon; Aegeus; Nurse; Tutor; Messenger; Children Of Medea; Chorus Of Corinthian Women...

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Medea

By: Euripides ; Translated by George Theodoridis

Classic Literature

Excerpt: Euripidesmedea; Jason; Creon; Aegeus; Nurse; Tutor; Messenger; Children Of Medea; Chorus Of Corinthian Women...

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Meditations on the Cantos of Dante's Divine Comedy

By: A.S. Kline

Classic Literature

Introduction: Who is Dante? Has he been read? Has he been understood? I WANT to talk about him and his work primarily as a...

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Meditations on the Cantos of Dante's Divine Comedy

By: A.S. Kline

Classic Literature

Introduction: Who is Dante? Has he been read? Has he been understood? I WANT to talk about him and his work primarily as a...

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Forty-Four More Poems

By: Osip Mandelstam ; Translated by A.S. Kline

Classic Literature

Excerpt: The sound, muffled, cautious? The sound, muffled, cautious: of tree?s fruit, falling, among endless singing silent forest depths...

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Forty-Four More Poems

By: Osip Mandelstam ; Translated by A.S. Kline

Classic Literature

Excerpt: The sound, muffled, cautious? The sound, muffled, cautious: of tree?s fruit, falling, among endless singing silent forest depths...

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Poems of Rainer Maria Rilke

By: Rainer Maria Rilke ; Translated by A.S. Kline

Classic Literature

Excerpt: Love-Song. How shall I hold my soul so it does not touch on yours. How shall I lift it over you to other things? Ah, willingly I?d store it away with some lost thing in the dark, in some strange still place, that does not tremble when your depths tremble. But all that touches us, you and me, takes us, together, like the stroke of a bow, that draws one chord out of the two strings. On what instrument are we strung? And what artist has us in their hand? O sweet song.

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Poems of Rainer Maria Rilke

By: Rainer Maria Rilke ; Translated by A.S. Kline

Classic Literature

Excerpt: Love-Song. How shall I hold my soul so it does not touch on yours. How shall I lift it over you to other things? Ah, willingly I?d store it away with some lost thing in the dark, in some strange still place, that does not tremble when your depths tremble. But all that touches us, you and me, takes us, together, like the stroke of a bow, that draws one chord out of the two strings. On what instrument are we strung? And what artist has us in their hand? O sweet song.

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Nature and Spirit

By: A.S. Kline

Classic Literature

Excerpt: Then With The Dead. Then with the dead we shall see what all this being-here meant, not the dark god trembling in shade, not the transubstantiation, the sift of dust, of ashes that once were hearts, of sand that once was bone, nor the absence or presence, but something else, process of mind, that which we really were, moving with insubstantial things, in the sea of time, and not now among angels, or men, but out there with the earth and its creatures.

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Nature and Spirit

By: A.S. Kline

Classic Literature

Excerpt: Then With The Dead. Then with the dead we shall see what all this being-here meant, not the dark god trembling in shade, not the transubstantiation, the sift of dust, of ashes that once were hearts, of sand that once was bone, nor the absence or presence, but something else, process of mind, that which we really were, moving with insubstantial things, in the sea of time, and not now among angels, or men, but out there with the earth and its creatures.

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