Fin udførelse Collected French Translations: Poetry (Paperback) by Ashbery John vLOcSC3X

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The companion volume to Collected French Translations: Prose this book reflects John Ashbery's lifelong engagement with French poetry. From 1955 Ashbery spent almost a decade in France working as an art critic and formed a close relationship with the poet Pierre Martory. His versions of Martory's poems (published by Carcanet as The Landscapist) featured here were a 2008 Poetry Book Society Recommended Translation. This bilingual volume presents translations from twenty-four poets among them Charles Baudelaire Stephane Mallarme Max Jacob Pierre Reverdy Paul Eluard and France's greatest living poet Yves Bonnefoy. It also includes a selection from Ashbery's masterly translation of Arthur Rimbaud's Illuminations published to acclaim in 2011. The development of modern French poetry - through Romanticism Symbolism Dada and Surrealism - emerges chronologically through Ashbery's choices; as does the lasting influence of French poetry on Ashbery's own iconoclastic career.