No Matter No Fact

No Matter No Fact

by Alain Bosquet
     
 

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Selected by Bosquet, the poems in No Matter No Fact are translated by Samuel Beckett, Edouard Roditi, and the author himself. The poems share a poignancy brewed of wit and culture, beauty and sorrow.

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Selected by Bosquet, the poems in No Matter No Fact are translated by Samuel Beckett, Edouard Roditi, and the author himself. The poems share a poignancy brewed of wit and culture, beauty and sorrow.

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Library Journal
Readers who enjoy the visceral in poetry will laud this fifth volume of Bosquet's verse to be published in America. His meta-irony, debt to Surrealism, and knowledge of American poetry make his work far from parochial. ``In Beaujon Hospital, Paris'' makes one of Bosquet's strongest statements on the human condition. Eventually, however, one tires of his constant preoccupation with bodily organs. ``In vain I promise my organs a better future:/ they all revolt./ I'm my body's slave.'' Bosquet, though a learned and celebrated figure, is still something less than major when contrasted with the many past luminaries who were his friends. For large literary collections. Marc Widershien, State Lib. of Mass.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811210409
Publisher:
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication date:
03/28/1988
Pages:
77
Product dimensions:
7.95(w) x 5.20(h) x 0.29(d)

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