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Poeticized Language: The Foundations of Contemporary French Poetry
     

Poeticized Language: The Foundations of Contemporary French Poetry

by Steven Winspur
 

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ISBN-10: 0271018135

ISBN-13: 9780271018133

Pub. Date: 01/28/2000

Publisher: Penn State University Press

Contemporary French poetry is unique in that it places a great emphasis on language itself. In this book, Jean-Jacques Thomas and Steven Winspur focus on the linguistic aspects of recent poems written in French. From Apollinaire and Eluard to the Oulipians, from the spacialists to Yves Bonnefoy and Andrée Chedid, from Max Jacob and Saint-John Perse to Edouard

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Contemporary French poetry is unique in that it places a great emphasis on language itself. In this book, Jean-Jacques Thomas and Steven Winspur focus on the linguistic aspects of recent poems written in French. From Apollinaire and Eluard to the Oulipians, from the spacialists to Yves Bonnefoy and Andrée Chedid, from Max Jacob and Saint-John Perse to Edouard Glissant and Denis Roche, this book analyzes the innovations crafted by more than fifty writers. With its eleven chapters and extensive bibliography, this is the most comprehensive English-language introduction to French poetry of the twentieth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780271018133
Publisher:
Penn State University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.78(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Introduction 1(16)
Entombed Alive (Apollinaire)
17(18)
"Dada Means Nothing" (Tzara, Aragon, et al.)
35(30)
Topological Poetics (Eluard)
65(18)
Competence and Recovery (Jacob)
83(20)
The Thing-in-Itself (Deguy, Bonnefoy, Saint-John Perse, Ponge)
103(14)
Image and Formula (Bonnefoy, Meschonnic)
117(16)
Body-Speak (Risset, Noel, Chedid, Jabes)
133(26)
Reading, Mounting, Spacing (Garnier, Roubaud, Leiris, et al.)
159(34)
Composed Scores (OuLiPo)
193(28)
The Ends of Lyric? (Roche, Hebert)
221(18)
Boudica ... and Other Monsters (Cesaire, Keineg, Glissant)
239(26)
Conclusion 265(8)
Select Bibliography 273(4)
Index 277

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