Citizens Of Beauty: Poems Of Jean Sénac by Jean SénacCitizens Of Beauty: Poems Of Jean Sénac by Jean Sénac

Citizens Of Beauty: Poems Of Jean Sénac

byJean SénacTranslated byJack Hirschman

Hardcover | April 1, 2016

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Now available in English for the first time, translated by the poet Jack Hirschman, this beautiful collection of poems by the Algerian poet Jean Sénac (1926–1973) was originally published when he was forty-one. Sénac represented the hope of the new generation of Algerians who were celebrating their independence from France after 130 years of colonialism, and in the tradition of René Char and the early Albert Camus, he portrayed an Algeria whose land and people would finally sing with their own voice. Sénac celebrates revolution, love, and the body, beginning with the resonant verses: “And now we’ll sing love / for there’s no Revolution without love.” He sang, as well, of beauty: “No morning without smiling. / Beauty on our lips is one continuous fruit.”
Jean Sénac is considered one of the most important poets from Algeria.
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Title:Citizens Of Beauty: Poems Of Jean SénacFormat:HardcoverDimensions:82 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.7 inPublished:April 1, 2016Publisher:Michigan State University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1611861993

ISBN - 13:9781611861990

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Now available in English for the first time, translated by the poet Jack Hirschman, this beautiful collection of poems by the Algerian poet Jean Sénac (1926–1973) was originally published when he was forty-one. Sénac represented the hope of the new generation of Algerians who were celebrating their independence from France after 130 years of colonialism, and in the tradition of René Char and the early Albert Camus, he portrayed an Algeria whose land and people would finally sing with their own voice. Sénac celebrates revolution, love, and the body, beginning with the resonant verses: “And now we’ll sing love / for there’s no Revolution without love.” He sang, as well, of beauty: “No morning without smiling. / Beauty on our lips is one continuous fruit.”