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Selected Poems of Victor Hugo : A Bilingual Edition - Victor Hugo

Selected Poems of Victor Hugo

A Bilingual Edition

By: Victor Hugo, E. H. Blackmore (Translator), A. M. Blackmore (Translator)

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Published: 1st March 2004
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Although best known as the author of "Notre Dame de Paris and "Les Mis� 9rables, Victor Hugo was primarily a poet--one of the most important and prolific in French history. Despite his renown, however, there are few comprehensive collections of his verse available and even fewer translated editions.
Translators E. H. and A. M. Blackmore have collected Victor Hugo's essential verse into a single, bilingual volume that showcases all the facets of Hugo's oeuvre, including intimate love poems, satires against the political establishment, serene meditations, religious verse, and narrative poems illustrating his mastery of the art of storytelling and his abiding concern for the social issues of his time. More than half of this volume's eight thousand lines of verse appear here for the first time in English, providing readers with a new perspective on each of the fascinating periods of Hugo's career and aspects of his style. Introductions to each section guide the reader through the stages of Hugo's writing, while notes on individual poems provide information not found in even the most detailed French-language editions.
Illustrated with Hugo's own paintings and drawings, this lucid translation--available on the eve of Hugo's bicentenary--pays homage to this towering figure of nineteenth-century literature by capturing the energy of his poetry, the drama and satirical force of his language, and the visionary beauty of his writing as a whole.

Lists of Illustrations
Introduction
Chronology
fromOdes et ballades/ Odes and Ballads (1822-8)
fromLes Orientales/ Orientalia (1829)
fromFeuilles d' automne/ Autumn Leaves (1831)
fromLes Chants du creacute;puscule/ Songs of the Half-Light (1835)
fromLes Vooix inteacute;rieures/ Inner Voices (1837)
fromLes Rayones et les ombres/ Sunlight and Shadows (1840)
fromLes Chacirc;timents/ The Empire in the Pillory (1853)
fromLes Contemplations/ Contemplations (1856)
fromChansons des rues et des bois/ Songs of Street and Wood (1865)
fromL'Anneacute;e terrible/ The Year of Horrors (1872)
fromLes Quatre Vents de l'esprit/ The Four Winds of the Spirit (1881)
fromLa Leacute;gende des siegrave;cles/ The Legend of the Ages (1859-83)
fromLa Fin de Satan/ The End of Satan (1886)
fromDieu/ God (1891)
fromToute la lyre/ The Whole Lyre (1888-97)
fromLes Anneacute;es funestes/ The Fateful Years (1898)
fromDerniegrave;re Gerbe/ Last Gleanings (1902)
fromOceacute;an/ Ocean (1942)
Notes
Select Bibliography
List of Poems in Order of Composition
Index of Titles and First Lines
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780226359816
ISBN-10: 0226359816
Series: Heritage of Sociology Ser.
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English , French
Number Of Pages: 664
Published: 1st March 2004
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.6  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 0.86
Edition Type: New edition