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Through translations by two major contemporary poets and a scholar intimate with the Ponge canon, this volume offers selections of mostly earlier poetry - Le parti pris des choses, Pieces, Proemes, and Nouveau nouveau recueil - as representative of the strongest work of this modern French master.
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Through translations by two major contemporary poets and a scholar intimate with the Ponge canon, this volume offers selections of mostly earlier poetry - Le parti pris des choses, Pieces, Proemes, and Nouveau nouveau recueil - as representative of the strongest work of this modern French master.
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Table of Contents

Preface
Memorandum / Memorandum 2
Pluie / Rain 6
La fin de l'automne / The End of Autumn 10
Les mures / Ripe Blackberries 14
Le cageot / The Crate 16
La bougie / The Candle 18
La cigarette / The Cigarette 20
L'orange / The Orange 22
L'huitre / The Oyster 26
Les plaisirs de la porte / The Pleasures of the Door 28
Les arbres se defont a l'interieur d'une sphere de brouillard / The Trees Decompose in a Sphere of Fog 30
Le pain / Bread 32
Le cycle des saisons / The Cycle of Seasons 34
Le mollusque / The Mollusk 36
Escargots / Snails 38
Le papillon / The Butterfly 46
La mousse / Moss 48
Bords de mer / Seashores 50
De l'eau / Of Water 56
Le gymnaste / The Gymnast 60
Notes pour un coquillage / Notes Toward a Shellfish 62
Faune et flore / Fauna and Flora 68
La crevette / The Shrimp 80
Vegetation / Vegetation 86
Le galet / The Pebble 90
L'insignifiant / The Insignificant 112
Le chien / The Dog 114
Le pigeon / The Pigeon 116
Particularite des fraises / Specialty of Strawberries 118
L'adolescente / The Teen-Age Girl 118
Le maison paysanne / The Peasants' House 120
La derniere simplicite / The Ultimate Simplicity 124
Le grenier / The Granary 126
Le crottin / Dung 128
La grenouille / The Frog 130
Les poeles / Stoves 132
L'anthracite / Anthracite 134
La pomme de terre / The Potato 138
Moeurs nuptiales des chiens / Nuptial Habits of Dogs 142
Le lezard / The Lizard 146
La radio / The Radio 154
La valise / The Suitcase 156
La terre / The Earth 158
L'araignee / The Spider 162
Le cheval / The Horse 170
Les hirondelles / Swallows 176
La nouvelle araignee / The New Spider 188
L'abricot / The Apricot 196
"... Du vent!" / "... Just Wind!" 200
Notes 213
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