The Muse Spoke French: An Anthology of Poems

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Poetry. In this eclectic selection of forty-eight French poems--including works by Villon, Voltaire, Baudelaire, Musset, Nerval, and Hugo, as well as lesser known poets such as d'Orleans, DuBellay, Prudhomme, Heredia, Coppee and Rollinat--translator Kendall Lappin puts theory to the test: dispensing with rhyme in favor of strict adherence to metrics and diction. Original French texts en face.
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Poetry. In this eclectic selection of forty-eight French poems--including works by Villon, Voltaire, Baudelaire, Musset, Nerval, and Hugo, as well as lesser known poets such as d'Orleans, DuBellay, Prudhomme, Heredia, Coppee and Rollinat--translator Kendall Lappin puts theory to the test: dispensing with rhyme in favor of strict adherence to metrics and diction. Original French texts en face.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781878580597
  • Publisher: Leaping Dog Press
  • Publication date: 4/15/2005
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.44 (h) x 0.37 (d)

Meet the Author

Kendall Lappin is a retired Professor of Foreign Languages at the United States Navel Academy I Annapolis. Long active in literary translation, his recent books of translation are Echoes of Baudelaire and Aurelia/Sylvie (both published by Asylum Arts)
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Table of Contents

Translator's Preface 9
Fair Weather 13
Ballad of the Hanged 15
The Ideal 19
Nostalgia 21
Sonnet for My Barber 23
Decay 25
Plea 27
Flowers 29
When You Are Old 31
The Happy Dupe 33
The Fox and the Grapes 35
Farewell to Life 37
Homer 41
Lines on an Album 43
Ecstasy 45
Victor Paratus 47
June Nights 49
Dry Bread 51
After the Battle 53
The Four Winds of the Mind 55
The Secret 59
April 61
On Waking Up in a Coach 63
Notre-Dame de Paris 65
Fantasy 67
Epitaph 69
Elegiac Stanzas 71
Irish Melody 75
Moliere 77
The Moral Role of Pain 81
The Albatross 85
Correspondences 87
The Giantess 89
Cats 91
Despair 93
The Nanny 95
The Broken Vase 97
The Rendezvous 99
Eyes 101
The Conquerors 103
Youth 105
The Tomb of the Conqueror 107
Paris 109
The Death of Birds 111
The Evil Eye 113
The Old Sheep 115
Gas-Lamps 117
The Wax Lady 119
Crossing the Bar 123
Trivia Concerning the Poets Translated 125
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