Poeticized Language: The Foundations of Contemporary French Poetry

Poeticized Language: The Foundations of Contemporary French Poetry

by Steven Winspur
     
 

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
Introduction1
1Entombed Alive (Apollinaire)17
2"Dada Means Nothing" (Tzara, Aragon, et al.)35
3Topological Poetics (Eluard)65
4Competence and Recovery (Jacob)83
5The Thing-in-Itself (Deguy, Bonnefoy, Saint-John Perse, Ponge)103
6Image and Formula (Bonnefoy, Meschonnic)117
7Body-Speak (Risset, Noel, Chedid, Jabes)133
8Reading, Mounting, Spacing (Garnier, Roubaud, Leiris, et al.)159
9Composed Scores (OuLiPo)193
10The Ends of Lyric? (Roche, Hebert)221
11Boudica ... and Other Monsters (Cesaire, Keineg, Glissant)239
Conclusion265
Select Bibliography273
Index277

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