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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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Storming Heaven : Four Elizabethan Lives through History, Literatu...

By: A.S. Kline

Classic Literature

Excerpt: The Eilzabethan Age. History is alive in the Individual: the Individual comes to life in History. The Individual is the unique, the differentiated, the precise leaf, or the single flower. Commitment, character, courage, love, desire, and delight are aspects of the Individual. What we are part of but cannot see, what must always lie in the past, irretrievable and unrepeatable, is our History. In the flow of time there are moments when Individuality is enhanced. T...

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Tao Te Ching

By: Lao Tzu ; Translated by A.S. Kline

Classic Literature

Excerpt: The Way - cannot be told. The Name - cannot be named. The nameless is the Way of Heaven and Earth. The named is Matrix of the Myriad Creatures. Eliminate desire to find the Way. Embrace desire to know the Creature. The two are identical, But differ in name as they arise. Identical they are called mysterious, Mystery on mystery, The gate of many secrets.

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Tao Te Ching

By: Lao Tzu ; Translated by A.S. Kline

Classic Literature

Excerpt: The Way - cannot be told. The Name - cannot be named. The nameless is the Way of Heaven and Earth. The named is Matrix of the Myriad Creatures. Eliminate desire to find the Way. Embrace desire to know the Creature. The two are identical, But differ in name as they arise. Identical they are called mysterious, Mystery on mystery, The gate of many secrets.

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Tendresses : Poetry from the European Languages

By: Various ; Translated by A.S. Kline

Classic Literature

Introduction: This book is a set of translations of lyric poetry in the European languages. The choice is personal. The poems have been selected to reflect the stream of tender, secular, humane thought and feeling, that permeates the European tradition but is rarely explicitly commented on or understood. Life affirming, and therefore sometimes subversive, it flows from the roots of the Greek and Roman experience. When poetry loses sight of it, in the end it suffers for it.

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The Gate of Grass

By: A.S. Kline

Classic Literature

Excerpt: Physics Test. What is Light? What is Energy? Where are the Others? Why these Forms, All these symmetries? Why does it speak our language? What is Being? What is Consciousness? Where are the Others? All this presence, all this structure: what is Time? And Entropy? And Space? Where are the Others? What is Light?

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The Gate of Grass

By: A.S. Kline

Classic Literature

Excerpt: Physics Test. What is Light? What is Energy? Where are the Others? Why these Forms, All these symmetries? Why does it speak our language? What is Being? What is Consciousness? Where are the Others? All this presence, all this structure: what is Time? And Entropy? And Space? Where are the Others? What is Light?

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La Vita Nuova

By: Dante Alighieri ; Translated by A.S. Kline

Classic Literature

Introduction: In that part of the book of my memory before which little can be read, there is a heading, which says: Here begins the new life. Under that heading I find written the words that it is my intention to copy into this little book: and if not all, at least their essence.

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La Vita Nuova

By: Dante Alighieri ; Translated by A.S. Kline

Classic Literature

Introduction: In that part of the book of my memory before which little can be read, there is a heading, which says: Here begins the new life. Under that heading I find written the words that it is my intention to copy into this little book: and if not all, at least their essence.

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The Restless Spirit : A Scene by Scene Study of Goeth's Faust

By: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ; Translated by A.S. Kline

Classic Literature

Introduction: Romanticism and Goeths? Response Romanticism is the apotheosis of the Individual. And the Romantic Movement in all its ramifications, with all its wealth of creation, with its vast range of artistic expression, is an identifiable movement precisely because it rests on and returns to a single unifying theme. That theme is the Individual Mind, the supremacy of that Mind, in particular its powers of Imagination and Creation, and the conflicts between the passi...

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The Restless Spirit : A Scene by Scene Study of Goeth's Faust

By: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ; Translated by A.S. Kline

Classic Literature

Introduction: Romanticism and Goeths? Response Romanticism is the apotheosis of the Individual. And the Romantic Movement in all its ramifications, with all its wealth of creation, with its vast range of artistic expression, is an identifiable movement precisely because it rests on and returns to a single unifying theme. That theme is the Individual Mind, the supremacy of that Mind, in particular its powers of Imagination and Creation, and the conflicts between the passi...

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The Singing of the Read World

By: A.S. Kline

Classic Literature

Excerpt: Burning. The strong clocks sing the star pulses, far down Gemini, bursts of light. The world is a vault. The dark stars split apart. Gravity is the curve of Energy. A whorl of time around the heart.

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The Singing of the Read World

By: A.S. Kline

Classic Literature

Excerpt: Burning. The strong clocks sing the star pulses, far down Gemini, bursts of light. The world is a vault. The dark stars split apart. Gravity is the curve of Energy. A whorl of time around the heart.

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Tibullus and Sulpicia : The Poems

By: Albius Tibullus and Sulpicia ; Translated by A.S. Kline

Classic Literature

Excerpt: The True Life. Let other men gather bright gold to themselves and own many acres of well-ploughed soil, let endless worry trouble them, with enemies nearby, and the peals of the war-trumpets driving away sleep: let my moderate means lead me to a quiet life, as long as my fireside glows with endless flame. If only I might now be happy to live with little, and not always be addicted to distant journeys, but avoid the rising Dog-star?s summer heat in the shade of a...

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Tibullus and Sulpicia : The Poems

By: Albius Tibullus and Sulpicia ; Translated by A.S. Kline

Classic Literature

Excerpt: The True Life. Let other men gather bright gold to themselves and own many acres of well-ploughed soil, let endless worry trouble them, with enemies nearby, and the peals of the war-trumpets driving away sleep: let my moderate means lead me to a quiet life, as long as my fireside glows with endless flame. If only I might now be happy to live with little, and not always be addicted to distant journeys, but avoid the rising Dog-star?s summer heat in the shade of a...

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Values : Poems of A. S. Kline

By: A.S. Kline

Classic Literature

Excerpt: Goldderest. How did we get so far? Goldcrest, startling flame swings on the fir-branch, articulated in the green, a Taoist on his mountain. With so many flaws, yet Nature?s sieve?s fine chance, a broken symmetry, and a few billion years. Delights, the Tao, in randomness. Deep, genetic time, this clock beating in us, counts the pulse of now, with our eternal atoms, this sweet, clear flow. Light thrown down galaxies, great, and undirected intention-less fountain b...

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Values : Poems of A. S. Kline

By: A.S. Kline

Classic Literature

Excerpt: Goldderest. How did we get so far? Goldcrest, startling flame swings on the fir-branch, articulated in the green, a Taoist on his mountain. With so many flaws, yet Nature?s sieve?s fine chance, a broken symmetry, and a few billion years. Delights, the Tao, in randomness. Deep, genetic time, this clock beating in us, counts the pulse of now, with our eternal atoms, this sweet, clear flow. Light thrown down galaxies, great, and undirected intention-less fountain b...

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Twenty-Three Poems of Paul Verlaine

By: Paul Verlaine ; Translated by A.S. Kline

Classic Literature

Excerpt: Nevermore (Poemes Satmies; Melaneholia II). Memory, memory, what do you want of me? Autumn makes the thrush fly through colourless air, and the sun casts a monotonous glare on the yellowing woods where the north winds hum. We were alone, and walking in dream, she and I, hair and thoughts wind-blown. Suddenly, turning her troubling gaze on me, ?Your loveliest day?? her voice of living gold, her voice, with its fresh angelic tone, vibrant and sweet. I gave her my ...

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Twenty-Three Poems of Paul Verlaine

By: Paul Verlaine ; Translated by A.S. Kline

Classic Literature

Excerpt: Nevermore (Poemes Satmies; Melaneholia II). Memory, memory, what do you want of me? Autumn makes the thrush fly through colourless air, and the sun casts a monotonous glare on the yellowing woods where the north winds hum. We were alone, and walking in dream, she and I, hair and thoughts wind-blown. Suddenly, turning her troubling gaze on me, ?Your loveliest day?? her voice of living gold, her voice, with its fresh angelic tone, vibrant and sweet. I gave her my ...

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Villon : Poems of Francois Villon

By: Francois Villon ; Translated by A.S. Kline

Classic Literature

Excerpt: Le Testament. Ballade Des Dames Du Temps Jadis Tell me where, or in what country Is Flora, the lovely Roman, Archipiades or Thais, Who was her nearest cousin, Echo answering, at clap of hand, Over the river, and the meadow, Whose beauty was more than human? Oh, where is last year?s snow? Where is that wise girl Eloise, For whom was gelded, to his great shame, Peter Abelard, at Saint Denis, For love of her enduring pain, And where now is that queen again, Who com...

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Villon : Poems of Francois Villon

By: Francois Villon ; Translated by A.S. Kline

Classic Literature

Excerpt: Le Testament. Ballade Des Dames Du Temps Jadis Tell me where, or in what country Is Flora, the lovely Roman, Archipiades or Thais, Who was her nearest cousin, Echo answering, at clap of hand, Over the river, and the meadow, Whose beauty was more than human? Oh, where is last year?s snow? Where is that wise girl Eloise, For whom was gelded, to his great shame, Peter Abelard, at Saint Denis, For love of her enduring pain, And where now is that queen again, Who com...

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