„Always be a poet, even in prose.“

Letzte Aktualisierung 3. Juni 2021. Geschichte
Charles Baudelaire Foto
Charles Baudelaire16
französischer Schriftsteller 1821 - 1867

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„It is even in
prose, I am a real poet. My poem
is finished and I haven't mentioned
orange yet It's twelve poems, I call
it oranges.“

—  Frank O'Hara American poet, art critic and writer 1926 - 1966

Why I Am Not a Painter (l. 24-28) (1976).

W. Somerset Maugham Foto

„The writer of prose can only step aside when the poet passes…“

—  W. Somerset Maugham British playwright, novelist, short story writer 1874 - 1965

Quelle: Cakes and Ale: Or, The Skeleton in the Cupboard (1930), p. 184

T. E. Hulme Foto

„The prose writer drags meaning along with a rope, the poet makes it stand out and hit you.“

—  T. E. Hulme English Imagist poet and critic 1883 - 1917

Speculations (Essays, 1924)

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Thomas Traherne Foto

„At present I'm re-reading Traherne's Centuries of Meditations which I think almost the most beautiful book (in prose, I mean, excluding poets) in English.“

—  Thomas Traherne English poet 1636 - 1674

C. S. Lewis, letter to Arthur Greeves in December 1941. http://www.discovery.org/scripts/viewDB/index.php?command=view&id=978
Criticism

William Faulkner Foto
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Mark Strand Foto

„The real war poets are always war poets, peace or any time.“

—  Randall Jarrell poet, critic, novelist, essayist 1914 - 1965

"Poetry in War and Peace," Partisan Review (Winter 1945) [p. 129]
Kipling, Auden & Co: Essays and Reviews 1935-1964 (1980)

Molière Foto

„All that is not prose is verse; and all that is not verse is prose.“

—  Molière French playwright and actor 1622 - 1673

Tout ce qui n'est point prose, est vers; et tout ce qui n'est point vers, est prose.
Act II, sc. iv
Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme (1670)

Gertrude Stein Foto
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Arthur Miller Foto

„The way out, as the poet says, is always through.“

—  Arthur Miller playwright from the United States 1915 - 2005

National Observer (20 January 1964)
Kontext: The best of our theater is standing on tiptoe, striving to see over the shoulders of father and mother. The worst is exploiting and wallowing in the self-pity of adolescence and obsessive keyhole sexuality. The way out, as the poet says, is always through.

Jorge Luis Borges Foto

„Wilde was not a great poet nor a consummate prose writer. He was a very astute Irishman who encompassed in epigrams an esthetic credo which others before him scattered in the space of long pages. He was an enfant terrible.“

—  Jorge Luis Borges, buch Luna De Enfrente

"A Poem by Oscar Wilde" http://www.themodernword.com/borges/borges_wilde.html (1925) An essay on Wilde and his Ballad of Reading Gaol.

Platón Foto

„Socrates: The disgrace begins when a man writes not well, but badly.
Phaedrus: Clearly.
Socrates: And what is well and what is badly—need we ask Lysias, or any other poet or orator, who ever wrote or will write either a political or any other work, in metre or out of metre, poet or prose writer, to teach us this?“

—  Platón, buch Phaedrus

258d (tr. Benjamin Jowett)
paraphrased in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig: "And what is good, Phaedrus, and what is not good—need we ask anyone to tell us these things?"
Phaedrus

David Hare Foto

„Our poetry in the eighteenth century was prose; our prose in the seventeenth, poetry.“

—  David Hare British writer 1947

Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare Guesses at Truth (London: Macmillan, ([1827-48] 1867) p. 143.
Misattributed

Colette Foto

„To a poet, silence is an acceptable response, even a flattering one.“

—  Colette 1873-1954 French novelist: wrote Gigi 1873 - 1954

Paris From My Window (1944)

Jorge Luis Borges Foto

„He consorted with prostitutes and poets… and with persons even worse.“

—  Jorge Luis Borges Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator, and a key figure in Spanish language literature 1899 - 1986

Quelle: Collected Fictions

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