Essential Poems & Writings of Robert Desnos by Robert DesnosEssential Poems & Writings of Robert Desnos by Robert Desnos

Essential Poems & Writings of Robert Desnos

byRobert DesnosIntroduction byMary Ann CawsEditorMary Ann Caws

Paperback | December 18, 2007

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Robert Desnos (1900-1945) was one of the primary poets and writers of the Surrealist movement of 1924-1930. He wrote, and collaboratively wrote, many influential and celebrated books. Besides poetry, Desnos wrote on a wide range of subjects from film texts and criticism to novels. During WWII he became a poet of the resistance, but was arrested by the Gestapo and sent to several notorious concentration camps for the duration of the war. He died as a result of his internment. This is the most comprehensive anthology of the writings of Robert Desnos ever assembled and translated into the English language. The extensive poetry section is bilingual. The English translations are by the most renowned translators of Robert Desnos.
Editor/Translator Mary Ann Caws is Distinguished Professor of English, French, and Comparative Literature at the Graduate School of the City University of New York. She is the author, translator, and editor of numerous of books and essays on the major figures of both Dada and Surrealism.Translator resides in NYC and France.
Title:Essential Poems & Writings of Robert DesnosFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9.03 × 6.17 × 1.31 inPublished:December 18, 2007Publisher:Commonwealth Books, Black WidowLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0976844990

ISBN - 13:9780976844990

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