The Poetics of French Verse: Studies in Reading

The Poetics of French Verse: Studies in Reading

by Clive Scott, Scott
     
 


This book explores in depth the expressive resources peculiar to French verse, first through formal discussion of its poetics and then through thirteen detailed readings of texts from the seventeenth century to the present, including La Fontaine, Chénier, Vigny, Baudelaire, Mallarmé, Apollinaire, Éluard, and Césaire. At the same time,… See more details below

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This book explores in depth the expressive resources peculiar to French verse, first through formal discussion of its poetics and then through thirteen detailed readings of texts from the seventeenth century to the present, including La Fontaine, Chénier, Vigny, Baudelaire, Mallarmé, Apollinaire, Éluard, and Césaire. At the same time, it offers a reassessment of the nature of the reading process itself, especially as it relates to verse.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198159445
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/28/2001
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Note on the Text
Introduction: About Reading
PART I: THE POETICS OF FRENCH VERSE
1. French Verse: Definitions and Critical Issues
2. The Reading of Verse
PART II: STUDIES IN READING
3. Poetry and the Fixed [François de Malherbe, 'Sur la mort de son fils'; Stéphane Mallarmé, Rondels]
4. Poetry and the Acoustic [Charles Baudelaire: 'Parfum exotique'; Paul Valéry, 'Le Sylphe']
5. Poetry and the Graphic [Blaise Cendrars, 'Académie Médrano'; Guillaume Apollinaire, 'Cur couronne et miroir']
6. Poetry and the Rhythmic [André Chénier, 'Quand au mouton bêlant la sombre boucherie'; Alphonse de Lamartine, 'Milly ou la terre natale'; Arthur Rimbaud, 'Larme']
7. Poetry and the Narrative [Jean de La Fontaine, 'Le Loup devenu Berger'; Alfred de Vigny, 'La Colère de Samson']
8. Poetry and the Free [Paul Éluard, 'Le Baiser'; Aimé Césaire, 'Ode à la Guinée']
Bibliographical References
Index

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