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From the Hidden Storehouse
Selected Poems
Benjamin Péret; Keith Hollaman, trans.

Oberlin College Press



Contents

• Introduction
• from LE GRAN JEU (1928) (THE BIG GAME)
• Tortured Girls
• The Beauties of Heaven and Earth
• Desperate Ardor
• There Is Only One Wonder on Earth
• Human Flesh
• Toward the West
• Jesus Was Talking to His Sister-in-Law
• The Evolution of a Pretty Woman
• I’ll Go How About You
• 26 Points to Specify
• Memoirs of Benjamin Péret
• The Language of the Saints
• The Last Don Juan of the Night
• Spilled Blood
• The Odors of Love
• from DE DERRIERE LES FAGOTS (1934) (FROM THE HIDDEN STOREHOUSE)
• Face to Be Smacked
• In the White of Their Eyes
• To Sleep Standing Up
• A Thousand Times
• At the Back of Beyond
• Post No Bills
• To Pass the Time
• A Millimeter Apart
• He Didn’t Know What to Do with Himself
• Decent Folk
• Left Without Giving a Forwarding Address
• Half a Fig Half a Grape
• New Wine
• Stale Bread
• A Bunch of Carrots
• Till Tomorrow
• Halfway
• Lend Me Your Pen
• To Wash Your Hands
• Warped
• Ruminant
• A Trumped-up Quarrel
• Sleepless Nights
• One More One Less
• Arm in Arm
• Badly Shaven
• To Wait on the Street Corner
• from JE NE MANGE PAS DE CE PAIN-LA (I WON’T STOOP TO THAT)
• The Death of Mother Cognacq
• Little Song of the Maimed
• The Law Paul Boncour
• Louis XVI Goes to the Guillotine
• Joan of Arc
• Hymn of the Patriotic War Veterans
• The Eucharistic Congress of Chicago
• Nungesser Und Coli Sind Verreckt
• The Tour de France Bicycle Racer
• from JE SUBLIME (1936) (I SUBLIMATE)
• Wandering Around Lost
• The Square of the Hypotenuse
• Wink
• Source
• Hello
• I’m Not Asleep
• Talk to Me
• To Wait
• Listen
• When Will It Be
• Nebulous
• from UN POINT C’EST TOUT (1947) (THAT’S ALL THERE IS TO IT)
• A Couple of Words
• To Be Continued
• I Don’t Want To
• Right Now
• Monday
• Always
• Somebody’s Ringing
• Where Are You

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