By Paul Claudel

Rédigés durant les missions diplomatiques de Paul Claudel en Chine, entre 1895 et 1905, les poèmes en prose de Connaissance de l’Est témoigne de sa recherche stylistique et de los angeles démarche spirituelle et poétique, qui sera théorisée de manière presque contemporaine dans l’Art Poétique, écrit entre 1903 et 1905.

A travers ces poèmes en prose, l’auteur fait « connaissance » avec l’Est où il se trouve, et décrit los angeles tradition chinoise pour se l’approprier : jardins, théâtre, idéogrammes, arbres, animaux, paysages… Chaque être ou spectacle contemplés est déchiffré comme un signe par le voyageur ébloui qui relie son lifestyles à celle du monde.

Par le mouvement, de los angeles marche à pied ou de l’embarcation fluviale, l’action est toute entière contemplation. Ainsi, chaque élément signifie au-delà de son caractère anecdotique pour faire de Connaissance de l’Est une œuvre charnière dans los angeles poésie du XXe siècle, un passage entre le vers absolu de Mallarmé et los angeles modernité fulgurante de Michaux.

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Soufflés and bouffants collapse. Anthropologists on the Rio Madera squint at their reflections in pocket-watches. In a ten year period, the amount of people involved, on average, in any monetary transaction goes from one thousand to twenty million. Everyone is one part middle class, one part stockbroker. S. S. with whom he had lived decades prior, and offering, to those he meets, forged checks in ridiculously large amounts, in honor of the ultimate madness and abstraction of money.  starsdown9'proofed2 7/10/07 9:57 AM Page 38 Later, with another child on the way and his family frequently unfed and cold through the economic recession of the ’s, Blakelock tries to sell a painting and is offered an insultingly miniscule sum of money.

He kept a record of the locations where the seizures occurred and avoided them fastidiously, which caused him to move from motel to motel, sometimes several times a night. Most of his friends, resultingly, had difficulty locating him. He numbered the eggs each time he bought a dozen and ate the even ones. “Vintage, Winner, Winsome. ” he would often mutter to himself. There was a god. And then there was Henry.  transistor-cockroaches Father Hopkins Playbeard 9:57 AM Piñata me, mis penas 7/10/07 Mardi Gras 0005 starsdown9'proofed2 Page 44 starsdown9'proofed2 7/10/07 9:57 AM Page 45 Little (except some fragments from his notebooks) remains of the screenplay he wrote with Neville Obloquy, for whose murder he was acquitted.

It was to be (the screenplay, not the murder) “a Whiteface, during the Zoot Suit Riots, with wattage and whatnot, giving free Rain to the tremordrummed, Simulcast, horizontal & yet segregrated City of Angles. ” he writes in a letter to his deceased mother, discovered by the author in the dead letters office in Colorado Springs, quite by mistake. But if you visit Room  at The Outside Inn, perhaps with one of the young ladies from Crazy Girls, you’ll find a framed, ancient section of peeling, onion-colored wallpaper, on which the following appears: The lights go out in a bar.

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