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Poems by Yves Bonnefoy
  

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Poems by Yves Bonnefoy

France's greatest poet of the last half century, Yves Bonnefoy wrote many books of poetry and poetic prose, as well as celebrated critical essays on literature and art (to which a second volume will be devoted). At his death in 2016 aged ninety-three, he was Emeritus Professor of Comparative Poetics at the College de France. The selection for this volume (and the second one) was made in close collaboration with the poet. The lengthy introduction by John Naughton is a significant assessment of Bonnefoy's importance in French literature. Bonnefoy started out as a young surrealist poet at the end of the Second World War and, for seven decades, he produced poetry and prose of great, and changing, depth and richness. In his lines we encounter `the horizon of a voice where stars are falling, / Moon merging with the chaos of the dead'. Fellow poet Philippe Jaccottet spoke of his abiding gravite enflammee. Bonnefoy knew what translation demands, having himself translated Shakespeare, Donne, Yeats, and Keats; Petrarch and Leopardi from Italian; and, from Greek, George Seferis. This volume is edited and translated by three of Bonnefoy's long-time translators -Anthony Rudolf, John Naughton, and Stephen Romer - with contributions from Galway Kinnell, Richard Pevear, Beverley Bie Brahic, Emily Grosholz, Susanna Lang, and Hoyt Rogers.

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His writings . . . are an important lighthouse on the contemporary cultural coastline. --Emily Grosholz Bonnefoy conjures up life's eternal questions with each new poem. --Beverley Bie Brahic


About the Author

Yves Bonnefoy was named to the College de France in 1981 to fill the chair left vacant by the death of Roland Barthes and was the first poet honoured in this way since Paul Valery. He is the author of six critically acclaimed books of poetry. Bonnefoy's poems have appeared in English in the New Yorker, Paris Review, Partisan Review, and other journals. He is the editor of Mythologies and author of In the Shadow's Light, The Act and the Place of Poetry, and The Lure and the Truth of Painting, all published by the University of Chicago Press.

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Publication date

26th October 2017

Author

Yves Bonnefoy

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Publisher

Fyfield Books an imprint of Carcanet Press Ltd

Format

Paperback
360 pages

Categories

Poetry by individual poets

ISBN

9781784100759

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