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.
`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
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