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Selected Poems : World's Classics - Paul Verlaine

Selected Poems

World's Classics

Paperback Published: 12th February 2009
ISBN: 9780199554010
Number Of Pages: 368

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Verlaine ranks alongside Baudelaire, MallarmA(c), and Rimbaud as one of the most influential poets of late nineteenth-century France. Remarkable not only for his exquisitely crafted verse, Verlaine is also the poet of strong emotions and appetites, with an unrivalled gift for the sheer music of poetry, and an inventive approach to its technique. This bilingual edition provides the most comprehensive selection of his poetry yet, offering some 170 poems in lively and fresh translations. It also offers a lucid introduction which illuminates Verlaine's poetic form within the context of French Impressionism and the poetry of sensation.

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`In his sensitive and discerning introduction, Sorrell finds much of what ws to beomce the quintessentially Verlainaian hallmarks in the book: 'sensuality, a disposition to melancholy and to daydreaming, misty half-tones, and patterns of versification straining to break th stricter rules of French prosody.' Stephen Romer, Times Literary Supplement, Friday 19th May 00. `there has been no really substantial selection of Verlaine's work in English ... One of the pleasures this volume affords ia s prolonged chance to examin yet again, through the prism of translation, the different geniuses of the two langauges. Another is to rediscover, thanks to Sorrell's selection, a swath of Verlaine's later poetry, so often occluded in the classic anthologies.' Stephen Romer, Times Literary Supplement, Friday 19th May 00.

Premiers vers Poemes saturniens Fetes galantes La Bonne Chanson Romances sans paroles Sagesse Jadis et Naguere Amour Parallelement Dedicaces Bonheur Chansons pour Elle Liturgies intimes Odes en son honneur Le Livre posthume Dan les limbres Epigrammes Chair Invectives Biblio-Sonnets Poemes divers

ISBN: 9780199554010
ISBN-10: 0199554013
Series: World's Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 12th February 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 12.9  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.26

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