La Jeune Parque

La Jeune Parque

by Paul Valery
     
 

Alistair Elliot's translation with notes is aimed at making this rewarding but difficult long poem accessible enough for bafflement to turn into admiration. He attempts to clarify its small puzzles and also trace the overall narrative line of Paul Valery's poem: it does have a story (what should a young woman do?) and does struggle towards a resolution. He also…  See more details below

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Alistair Elliot's translation with notes is aimed at making this rewarding but difficult long poem accessible enough for bafflement to turn into admiration. He attempts to clarify its small puzzles and also trace the overall narrative line of Paul Valery's poem: it does have a story (what should a young woman do?) and does struggle towards a resolution. He also provides an introduction which deals with the interesting circumstances of the poem's four-year composition (1913-17), which resulted in Valery's instantly becoming a famous poet at the age of 45, after having written no poetry for 20 years.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781852243876
Publisher:
Bloodaxe Books
Publication date:
08/29/1997
Edition description:
SPA-ENG
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.20(d)

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