The Act and the Place of Poetry: Selected Essays

Overview


The only collection of Yves Bonnefoy's criticism in English, this volume offers a coherent statement of poetic philosophy and intent—a clear expression of the values and convictions of the French poet whom many critics regard as the most important and influential of our time. The Introduction touches on many of the essays' concerns, including Bonnefoy's recourse to moral and religious categories, his particular use of Saussure's distinction between langue and parole, his early fascination with Surrealism, and ...
See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (8) from $17.37   
  • New (2) from $79.69   
  • Used (6) from $17.37   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$79.69
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:

(218)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New

Ships from: Chicago, IL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$90.31
Seller since 2007

Feedback rating:

(23962)

Condition: New
BRAND NEW

Ships from: Avenel, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Sending request ...

Overview


The only collection of Yves Bonnefoy's criticism in English, this volume offers a coherent statement of poetic philosophy and intent—a clear expression of the values and convictions of the French poet whom many critics regard as the most important and influential of our time. The Introduction touches on many of the essays' concerns, including Bonnefoy's recourse to moral and religious categories, his particular use of Saussure's distinction between langue and parole, his early fascination with Surrealism, and his view of translation as "a metaphysical and moral experiment." The essays, published over a nearly thirty-year span, respond to one another, the more recent pieces taking up for renewed consideration ideas developed in earlier meditations, thereby providing the volume with integrity and completeness. Among the subjects addressed in these essays are the French poetic tradition, the art of translation, and the works of Shakespeare, of which Bonnefoy is the preeminent French translator.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
The first poet since Paul Valery to be elected to the College de France, Bonnefoy is finding growing recognition in America. This is a selection of Bonnefoy's essays, a lecture, and an interview. An introduction by Naughton Romance languages, Colgate touches on many of the essays' concerns. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780226064499
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/1989
  • Series: American Politics and Political Economy Ser.
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 196
  • Product dimensions: 6.36 (w) x 9.34 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Meet the Author


Yves Bonnefoy is author of numerous critical works and five books of poetry. John T. Naughton is associate professor of Romance languages and literatures at Colgate University.
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents


Foreword by Joseph Frank
Introduction by John T. Naughton
1. Words and Speech in The Song of Roland
(John T. Naughton)
2. Shakespeare and the French Poet
(trans. for Encounter, 1962; rev. by John T. Naughton)
3. Shakespeare's Uneasiness
(Jean Stewart)
4. Readiness, Ripeness: Hamlet, Lear
(John T. Naughton)
5. Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du mal
(Richard Pevear)
6. Baudelaire Speaks to Mallarmé
(Jean Stewart and John T. Naughton)
7. Madame Rimbaud
(Jean Stewart)
8. Paul Valéry
(Richard Pevear)
9. The Act and the Place of Poetry
(Jean Stewart and John T. Naughton)
10. French Poetry and the Principle of Identity
(Richard Stamelman)
11. Translating Poetry
(John Alexander and Clive Wilmer)
12. The Origins and Development of My Concept of Poetry: An Interview with John E. Jackson (1976)
(John T. Naughton)
13. "Image and Presence": Inaugural Address at the Collège de France
(John T. Naughton)
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)