French Love Poems by New DirectionsFrench Love Poems by New Directions

French Love Poems

byNew Directions

Paperback | June 28, 2016

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Filled with devotion and lust, sensuality and eroticism, fevers and overtures, these poems showcase some of the most passionate verses in the French language. From the classic sixteenth-century love sonnets of Louise Labé and Maurice Sceve to the piercing lyricism of the Romantics and the dreamlike compositions of the Surrealists, French Love Poems is the perfect, seductive gift for anyone who makes your heart flutter.

This collection includes poems by Guillaume Apollinaire, Charles Baudelaire, Claude Cahun, René Char, Marceline Desbordes-Valmore, Paul Éluard, Louise Labé, Stéphane Mallarmé, Anna de Noailles, Joyce Mansour, Arthur Rimbaud, Paul Verlaine, and many others; as well as translations by Mary Ann Caws, Robert Duncan, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Denise Levertov, Ezra Pound, Kenneth Rexroth, Frederick Seidel, Richard Sieburth, and William Carlos Williams.

Tynan Kogane is an editor at New Directions.
Title:French Love PoemsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 6 × 4.1 × 0.3 inPublished:June 28, 2016Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0811225593

ISBN - 13:9780811225595


Editorial Reviews

Bring glory to the love-drunk folks at home! — Charles Baudelaire

The only reality is Beauty and its only perfect expression is Poetry. All the rest is a lie. — Stéphane Mallarmé