Poeticized Language: The Foundations of Contemporary French Poetry

Poeticized Language: The Foundations of Contemporary French Poetry

ISBN-10:
0271018135
ISBN-13:
9780271018133
Pub. Date:
01/28/2000
Publisher:
Penn State University Press

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Poeticized Language: The Foundations of Contemporary French Poetry

Contemporary French poetry is unique in that it places a great emphasis on language itself. In this book, Jean-Jacques Thomas and Steven Winspur focus on the linguistic aspects of recent poems written in French. From Apollinaire and Eluard to the Oulipians, from the spacialists to Yves Bonnefoy and Andrée Chedid, from Max Jacob and Saint-John Perse to Edouard Glissant and Denis Roche, this book analyzes the innovations crafted by more than fifty writers. With its eleven chapters and extensive bibliography, this is the most comprehensive English-language introduction to French poetry of the twentieth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780271018133
Publisher: Penn State University Press
Publication date: 01/28/2000
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.78(d)

About the Author

Jean-Jacques Thomas is Professor of Romance Studies, Literature, and Linguistics at Duke University. He is the author of several books, including Jacques Roubad (1997) and La Langue Volée (1989).

Steven Winspur is Professor of French at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and is the author of Bernard Noël (1991) and Saint-John Perse and the Imaginary Reader (1988).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Introduction 1(16)
Entombed Alive (Apollinaire)
17(18)
"Dada Means Nothing" (Tzara, Aragon, et al.)
35(30)
Topological Poetics (Eluard)
65(18)
Competence and Recovery (Jacob)
83(20)
The Thing-in-Itself (Deguy, Bonnefoy, Saint-John Perse, Ponge)
103(14)
Image and Formula (Bonnefoy, Meschonnic)
117(16)
Body-Speak (Risset, Noel, Chedid, Jabes)
133(26)
Reading, Mounting, Spacing (Garnier, Roubaud, Leiris, et al.)
159(34)
Composed Scores (OuLiPo)
193(28)
The Ends of Lyric? (Roche, Hebert)
221(18)
Boudica ... and Other Monsters (Cesaire, Keineg, Glissant)
239(26)
Conclusion 265(8)
Select Bibliography 273(4)
Index 277

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