The Dice Cup: Selected Prose Poems

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  • Title: The Dice Cup: Selected Prose Poems
  • Author: Max Jacob
  • ISBN: 9780915342327
  • Page: 104
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. After spending his childhood in Quimper, Brittany, France, he enrolled in the Paris Colonial School, which he left in 1897 for an artistic career He was one of the first friends Pablo Picasso made in Paris They met in the summer of 1901, and it was Jacob who helped the young artist learn French Later, on the Boulevard Voltaire, he shared a room with Picasso, who remained a lifelong friend and was included in his artwork Three Musicians Jacob introduced him to Guillaume Apollinaire, who in turn introduced Picasso to Georges Braque He would become close friends with Jean Cocteau, Jean Hugo, Christopher Wood and Amedeo Modigliani, who painted his portrait in 1916 He also befriended and encouraged the artist Romanin, otherwise known as French politician and future Resistance leader Jean Moulin Moulin s famous nom de guerre Max is presumed to be selected in honor of Jacob.Having moved outside of Paris in May, 1936, to settle in Saint Beno t sur Loire, Loiret, Max Jacob was arrested on 24 February 1944 by the Gestapo, and interned at Orl ans prison, prisoner 15872 Jewish by birth, Jacob s brother Gaston had been previously arrested in January, 1944, deported to Auschwitz concentration camp, and gassed upon arrival with his sister Myrthe Lea her husband also deported and murdered by the Nazis Following his incarceration at Orl ans, Max was then transferred to Drancy internment camp from where he was to be transported in the next convoy to Auschwitz in Germany However, said to be suffering from bronchial pneumonia, Max Jacob died in the infirmary of Le Cit de la Muette, a former housing block which served as the internment camp known as Drancy on 5 March.

    2. Mr R K s WallpaperThe ceiling of hell is held together by big gold nails Above is the earth Hell is big twisted luminous fountains For the earth there is a slight slope a field of wheat cropped close and a little sky in onion skin, where a cavalcade of frenzied dwarfs goes by On all sides a pine wood and an aloes wood You are appearing, Mlle Suzanne, before the revolutionary tribunal for having found a white hair in your dark hair.Not the easiest book to find, but worth the search as it s one of [...]

    3. Borrowing MJ s sampled shelf for this collection of fragmentary nonsensical pre dada prose poems I m sure there s interesting theory underneath at least some of them, but they re not really convincing me to care enough to find out The only miss from my Atlas Press collection so far.Later at Eddie s well warranted advice, I read the rest, slower, a couple here and there, trying to make myself slow down and savor They worked better in small doses there are a few in fact that I rather love On the w [...]

    4. IT S THE GROUND THAT LACKS THE LEASTCan one plant a beech tree in such a small garden The doors and windows of the seven neighboring workshops come together on the little courtyard where my brother and I are The seed of the beech tree is a slightly rotten banana or a potato There are some old ladies who are not pleased with you But if the beech tree grows up, won t it be too big And if it doesn t grow up, what s the sense of planting it Yet while planting it, my friends found my precious gems th [...]

    5. A bit disappointing Years ago I read the edition edited by Michael Brownstein and liked it a lot This time, I find the charm wears thin pretty quickly, except for a very few of the poems that still strike me as briiliant.

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