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The Plural of Happiness
Herman de Coninck; Laure-Anne Bosselaar, trans.; Kurt Brown, trans.

Oberlin College Press



Contents

• Foreword by Charles Simic
• Translators’ Introduction
• FROM
LITHE LOVE (1969)
• “I come from far away”
• “The way you came in and said hello”
• “What a lack of pathos”
• “Will I be unable to shut up”
• “When the sun shouts golden orders”
• “And she hugged him with all her sins”
• “Fat-assed. Settling into the power”
• “Smack in the heart of July”
• Sailor’s Song
• “What a great idea of her parents”
• “Your sweaters”
• “Half the time during the day, I slept”
• FROM
AS LONG AS SNOW REMAINS (1975)
• After an Argument
• Poetry
• Elephant
• The Rhinoceros
• Triangle
• Study in Color
• Birthday Poem
• FROM
WITH A SOUND OF HOBO (1980)
• Defuser of Mines
• For Each Other
• Hérault
• Time Out
• Two Kinds of Nothing
• She and He
• Mother
• FROM
ACRES OF MEMORY (1985)
• Genesis
• “He had hoped it could be done without autumn”
• “If only he could, just like that, leave her”
• In the Seaport of Oostduinkerke
• Glass Shards in the Sun
• FROM
SINGULAR (1991)
• “For six years she learned what lasting was”
• “‘Yes, sleep,’ I say”
• “She has all she needs for kissing”
• On a Picture by Dre Peeters
• “Just as this island belongs to the gulls”
• “Once, a fist hit the table”
• Juniper Tree, Canyonlands
• Here
• Yonder
• FROM
BREASTSTROKE (1994)
• 1958
• Ann
• Poetry
• Snowmass Village
• Paris, May 1st
• Gendray
• “Hop, in the curtains, hop on the tabletop”
• “Profession: inspector general of rhododendrons”
• Around and About
• “What will you do today?”
• Epithalamium
• FROM
FINGERPRINTS (1997)
• Fingerprints on a Window
• Evening, Mid-May
• Pointillism
• November
• “Slow snowing. As if it snowed upwards”
• Last Post
• “If all rivers were made of ink”
• May Evening, Gendray
• Ars Poetica

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