Twentieth-Century French Poetry: A Critical Anthology

Twentieth-Century French Poetry: A Critical Anthology

by Hugues Azerad
     
 

Modern French poetry is unique in the boldness and creativity of its experiments in form and genre, from classical verse to vers libre, from calligrammes to prose poems and poésie sonore. This anthology includes 32 poems by French and francophone poets, each followed by an accessibly written, detailed commentary. The different approaches adopted in the close

Overview

Modern French poetry is unique in the boldness and creativity of its experiments in form and genre, from classical verse to vers libre, from calligrammes to prose poems and poésie sonore. This anthology includes 32 poems by French and francophone poets, each followed by an accessibly written, detailed commentary. The different approaches adopted in the close readings by specialists in their field reflect the major trends in current literary criticism and theory. A foreword by one of France's foremost poets, Yves Bonnefoy, a general introduction, and an afterword provide a helpful theoretical framework for the study of modern poetry. An extensive bibliography, concise biographies of the poets, and a glossary of literary terms are included. Students of French and of comparative literature will gain a deeper understanding of the development of French verse and of the artistic movements (especially in the visual arts) which have shaped twentieth-century French poetry.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Hugo Azérad and Peter Collier have put together a splendid text for the teaching of twentieth-century French poetry. The collection of poems and commentaries is extremely well conceived, with a broad spectrum of poets represented and a format offering an appealing array of full poems of every form and genre accompanied by close readings by prominent critics of every stripe....the book provides everything needed to guide both undergraduate and graduate students in the study of contemporary French poetry....Thus, I would strongly recommend this book not only as an ideal reader for all courses on modern French poetry, but also as a marvellous addition for other kinds of courses in modern French and/or comparative literature....There are no uninteresting pieces in the collection, and a remarkable proportion of the poems and critical readings are true gems."
--Mary Lewis Shaw, Journal of European Studies

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521713986
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/30/2010
Pages:
356
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >