Critical History of French Poetry

Critical History of French Poetry

by Michael Bishop
     
 
Perhaps the most difficult task in undertaking a study of nineteenth-century French poetry would be the selection of poets to study. In examining the clearest and most distinct voices of nineteenth-century French poetry, Bishop has shrewdly probed a tradition, come to terms with modern criticisms, imparted truly fresh details of coherence resulting from intimate and

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Perhaps the most difficult task in undertaking a study of nineteenth-century French poetry would be the selection of poets to study. In examining the clearest and most distinct voices of nineteenth-century French poetry, Bishop has shrewdly probed a tradition, come to terms with modern criticisms, imparted truly fresh details of coherence resulting from intimate and informed readings, and joined hands across the ages--all the while preserving (and occasionally solidifying) the exquisite, individual integrity of particular oeuvres.

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In examining ten of the clearest and most distinct voices of 19th- century French poetry, the author probes the tradition, comes to terms with modern criticisms, and imparts fresh and unifying insights. The ten figures he has selected for study are Desbordes-Valmore, Lamartine, Vigny, Baudelaire, Hugo, Mallarme, Verlaine, Rimbaud, Laforgue, and Lautreamont. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805784534
Publisher:
Cengage Gale
Publication date:
12/28/1993
Series:
Twayne's Critical History of Poetry Series
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
5.87(w) x 8.88(h) x 1.46(d)

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