Essential Poems and Writings of Robert Desnos

Essential Poems and Writings of Robert Desnos


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Essential Poems and Writings of Robert Desnos by Robert Desnos

Robert Desnos (1900-1945) was one of the primary poets and writers of the Surrealist movement of 1924-1930. He wrote, and collaboratively wrote, many influential and celebrated books. Besides poetry, Desnos wrote on a wide range of subjects from film texts and criticism to novels. During WWII he became a poet of the resistance, but was arrested by the Gestapo and sent to several notorious concentration camps for the duration of the war. He died as a result of his internment. This is the most comprehensive anthology of the writings of Robert Desnos ever assembled and translated into the English language. The extensive poetry section is bilingual. The English translations are by the most renowned translators of Robert Desnos.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780976844990
Publisher: Commonwealth Books, Black Widow
Publication date: 08/30/2007
Edition description: Translatio
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 421,367
Product dimensions: 6.17(w) x 9.03(h) x 1.31(d)

About the Author

Editor/Translator Mary Ann Caws is Distinguished Professor of English, French, and Comparative Literature at the Graduate School of the City University of New York. She is the author, translator, and editor of numerous of books and essays on the major figures of both Dada and Surrealism. Translator resides in NYC and France.

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