The Centenary Corbiere: Poems and Prose of Tristan Corbiere

Overview

Tristan Corbi re (1845-1875) evoked the peasants and sailors of his native Brittany, the bohemians and prostitutes of Paris, in a vivid, fast-paced language that gave a new voice to French poetry and made him a pivotal figure in the development of Modernism, Symbolism and Surrealism. Ezra Pound called him 'the greatest poet of the period' and T.S. Eliot wrote that 'Rimbaud, Corbi re and Laforgue were for us the masters'. They admired his directness, colloquialism and allusiveness, the combination of empathy with ...

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Overview

Tristan Corbi re (1845-1875) evoked the peasants and sailors of his native Brittany, the bohemians and prostitutes of Paris, in a vivid, fast-paced language that gave a new voice to French poetry and made him a pivotal figure in the development of Modernism, Symbolism and Surrealism. Ezra Pound called him 'the greatest poet of the period' and T.S. Eliot wrote that 'Rimbaud, Corbi re and Laforgue were for us the masters'. They admired his directness, colloquialism and allusiveness, the combination of empathy with savage irony. Through his influence on Pound and Eliot, Corbi re made a lasting impact on the poetry of both England and America. This parallel text edition enables the reader to experience Corbi re's dazzling, innovative technique and wordplay at first hand. Val Warner provides an essential introduction to the work of this key poet.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415969390
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/28/2003
  • Series: Fyfield Books Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Epitaph 3
Chic Bohemia 7
Sonnet to Sir Bob 13
Good Fortune and Fortune 13
Insomnia 15
The Poet's Pipe 17
The Toad 19
Woman 21
Duel with Camellias 23
Artificial Flower 25
Poor Boy 25
Decline 27
Good-evening 29
The Contumacious Poet 29
Guitar 41
Roof 43
Hours 43
Disenthusiast 45
Deaf Man's Rhapsody 47
The Litany of Sleep 51
Truncated Idyll 61
A Poor Man's Funeral Procession 69
To Mount Etna 71
Pariah 71
Evil Landscape 75
Still Life 77
The Travelling Minstrel and the Pardon of Saint Anne 79
Blind Man's Cries 95
Seamen 99
Bambine 105
Letter from Mexico 109
The Cabin-boy 111
To Old Roscoff 111
The End 115
Rondel 119
Rock-a-bye baby... 119
Tin Whistle 121
Little Corpse Good for Cracks 121
Paris by Day 123
Paris by Night 125
On a Portrait of Corbiere 125
Epitaph 129
Casino of the Dead 131
The American Girl 139
Two Letters to Edouard Corbiere 163
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