The Yale Anthology of Twentieth-Century French Poetry

The Yale Anthology of Twentieth-Century French Poetry

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by Mary Ann Caws
     
 

Not since the publication of Paul Auster’s The Random House Book of 20th Century French Poetry (1984) has there been a significant and widely read anthology of modern French poetry in the English-speaking world. Here for the first time is a comprehensive bilingual representation of French poetic achievement in the twentieth century, from the

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Not since the publication of Paul Auster’s The Random House Book of 20th Century French Poetry (1984) has there been a significant and widely read anthology of modern French poetry in the English-speaking world. Here for the first time is a comprehensive bilingual representation of French poetic achievement in the twentieth century, from the turn-of-the-century poetry of Guillaume Apollinaire to the high modernist art of Samuel Beckett to the contemporary verse of scourge Michel Houellebecq. Many of the English translations (on facing pages) are justly celebrated, composed by eminent figures such as T.S. Eliot, Wallace Stevens, and John Ashbery; many others are new and have been commissioned for this book.
Distinguished scholar and editor Mary Ann Caws has chosen work by more than 100 poets. Her deliberately extensive, international selection includes work by Francophone poets, by writers better known for accomplishments in other genres (novelists, songwriters, performance artists), and by many more female poets than have typically been represented in past anthologies of modern French poetry. The editor has opted for a chronological organization that highlights six crucial “pressure points” in modern French poetry. Accompanying the selections are a general introduction, informative essays on each period, and short biographical notes—all prepared by the editor.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300143188
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
09/09/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
704
Sales rank:
1,380,145
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.80(d)

Meet the Author

Mary Ann Caws is Distinguished Professor of English, French, and Comparative Literature at the Graduate School, City University of New York.

Table of Contents

Contents

Editor's Note....................xxiii
Introduction by Mary Ann Caws....................xxv
1. 1897-1915: Symbolism, Post-Symbolism, Cubism, Simultanism Guillaume Apollinaire (Guillaume Apollinaris de Kostrowitzky) Blaise Cendrars (Frederick Louis Sauser) Paul Claudel Jean Cocteau Léon-Paul Fargue Max Jacob Pierre-Jean Jouve Valéry Larbaud Saint-John Perse (Alexis Saint-Léger Léger) Pablo Picasso Catherine Pozzi Pierre Reverdy Saint-Pol Roux (Pierre-Paul Roux) Victor Segalen Jules Supervielle Paul Valéry Renée Vivien (Pauline Tarn) 2. 1916-1930: Dada and the Heroic Period of Surrealism Louis Aragon Antonin Artaud Le Pèse-nerfs (extraits) / The Nerve Meter (mary ann caws and Georges Bataille Samuel Beckett André Breton Claude Cahun (Lucy Schwob) Malcolm de Chazal Robert Desnos Paul Éluard (Eugène Grindel) Jean Follain Éclogue / Eclogue (stephen romer) 180 Greta Knutson Michel Leiris Henri Michaux Benjamin Péret Francis Ponge Jacques Prévert Raymond Queneau Léopold Sédar Senghor Philippe Soupault Jean Tardieu Tristan Tzara (Sami Rosenstock) Marguerite Yourcenar (Marguerite Antoinette Jeanne Marie Ghislaine Cleenewerke de Crayencour) 3. 1931-1945: Prewar and War Poetry Claude de Burine Aimé Césaire René Char Andrée Chédid Léon-Gontran Damas Renè Daumal Michel Deguy René Depestre Mohammed Dib Louis-René des Forêts André Frénaud Jean Grosjean Eugène Guillevic Anne Hébert Radovan Ivsic Edmond Jabès Pierre-Albert Jourdan Gherasim Luca Dora Maar (HenrietteTheodora Markovitch) Joyce Mansour Meret Oppenheim (Elizabeth Oppenheim) Valentine Penrose Gisèle Prassinos Boris Vian 4. 1946-1966: The Death of André Breton, the Beginning of L'Éphémère Yves Bonnefoy André du Bouchet Bernard Collin Jacques Dupin Jacques Garelli Lorand Gaspar Édouard Glissant Philippe Jaccottet Claire Lejeune Claire Malroux Robert Marteau Abdelwahab Meddeb Gaston Miron Bernard Noël Anne Perrier Anne Portugal Jacques Réda Jude Stéfan Salah Stétié 5. 1967-1980: The Explosion of the Next Generation Anne-Marie Albiach Marie-Claire Bancquart Silvia Baron Supervielle Martine Broda Nicole Brossard Danielle Collobert Claude Esteban Marie Étienne Dominique Fourcade Michelle Grangaud Emmanuel Hocquard Hédi Kaddour Vénus Khoury-Ghata Abdellatif Laâbi Annie Le Brun Marcelin Pleynet Jacqueline Risset Jacques Roubaud Paul de Roux Claude Royet-Journoud Habib Tengour Franck Venaille 6. 1981-2002: Young Poetry at the End of the Millennium Pierre Alféri Tahar Bekri Olivier Cadiot Jean Frémon Liliane Giraudon Guy Goette Michel Houellebecq Franck André Jamme Jean-Michel Maulpoix Robert Melançon Pascalle Monnier Nathalie Quintane Valérie-Catherine Richez Amina Saïd Christophe Tarkos André Velter Select Bibliography....................613
Acknowledgments....................617
Index of Poets....................639
Index of Titles....................641
Index of Translators....................645

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