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The Poetics of French Verse : Studies in Reading - Clive Scott

The Poetics of French Verse

Studies in Reading

Hardcover Published: 1st March 1998
ISBN: 9780198159445
Number Of Pages: 304

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This book explores in depth the expressive resources peculiar to French verse, first through formal discussion of its poetics and then through thirteen detailed readings of texts from the seventeenth century to the present, including La Fontaine, ChA(c)nier, Vigny, Baudelaire, MallarmA(c), Apollinaire, Aluard, and CA(c)saire. At the same time, it offers a reassessment of the nature of the reading process itself, especially as it relates to verse.

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`This detailed inspection of the unique aspects of French verse is a valuable resource, providing the reader with a firm foundation for further study.' Susan F. Crampton, French Review

Note on the Text Introduction: About Reading PART I: THE POETICS OF FRENCH VERSE 1: French Verse: Definitions and Critical Issues 2: The Reading of Verse PART II: STUDIES IN READING 3: Poetry and the Fixed [François de Malherbe, `Sur la mort de son fils'; Stéphane Mallarmé, Rondels] 4: Poetry and the Acoustic [Charles Baudelaire: `Parfum exotique'; Paul Valéry, `Le Sylphe'] 5: Poetry and the Graphic [Blaise Cendrars, `Académie Médrano'; Guillaume Apollinaire, `Cur couronne et miroir'] 6: Poetry and the Rhythmic [André Chénier, `Quand au mouton bêlant la sombre boucherie'; Alphonse de Lamartine, `Milly ou la terre natale'; Arthur Rimbaud, `Larme'] 7: Poetry and the Narrative [Jean de La Fontaine, `Le Loup devenu Berger'; Alfred de Vigny, `La Colère de Samson'] 8: Poetry and the Free [Paul Éluard, `Le Baiser'; Aimé Césaire, `Ode à la Guinée'] Bibliographical References Index

ISBN: 9780198159445
ISBN-10: 0198159447
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st March 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.2 x 15.39  x 2.74
Weight (kg): 0.57