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Shakespeare and the French Poet : With an Interview - Yves Bonnefoy

Shakespeare and the French Poet

With an Interview

Paperback Published: 1st May 2004
ISBN: 9780226064437
Number Of Pages: 304

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A meditation on the major plays of Shakespeare and the thorny art of literary translation, Shakespeare and the French Poet contains twelve essays from France's most esteemed critic and preeminent living poet, Yves Bonnefoy. Offering observations on Shakespeare's response to the spiritual crisis of his era as well as wry insights on the practical and theoretical challenges of verse in translation, Bonnefoy delivers thoughtful, evocative essays penned in his characteristically powerful prose. In seven essays exploring Shakespeare's major plays, Bonnefoy represents the Bard as a writer precariously straddling the nascent chasm between a vanishing world governed by religious authority and an emerging world directed by scientific thought. In negotiating this rift, Bonnefoy asserts, Shakespeare confronts in his plays certain existential and ontological uncertainties that still trouble us today. In the five essays devoted to the special challenges of translating English poetry into French verse, Bonnefoy recognizes a history of cultural misunderstanding, a risk inherent in any translation project. Bonnefoy's longtime collaborator John Naughton faithfully renders Bonnefoy's perfectly craft

Introduction
Author's Note
Shakespeare's Uneasiness
Readiness, Ripeness,Hamlet, Lear
"Art and Nature": The Background of The Winter's Tale
A Day in the Life of Prospero
Brutus, or Appointment at Philippi
The Nobility of Cleopatra
Desdemona Hangs Her Head Part Two
Shakespeare and the French Poet
Transpose or Translate?
How Should Shakespeare Be Translated?
Translating into Verse or Prose
Translating Shakespeare's Sonnets Interview
Sources
Notes on the Translators
Selected Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780226064437
ISBN-10: 0226064433
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st May 2004
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.41