In The Shadow's Light

Paperback | February 12, 1991

byYves Bonnefoy

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This bilingual edition of the contemporary master's fifth work, Ce qui fut sans lumi, re, will delight, engage, and stir all lovers of poetry. Included here is an extensive new interview with the poet in English translation.

"Included here is a very helpful and touchingly personal interview with the poet. . . . For readers with no prior knowledge of Bonnefoy's work, this volume would be an excellent place to start."—Stephen Romer, Times Literary Supplement

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This bilingual edition of the contemporary master's fifth work, Ce qui fut sans lumi, re, will delight, engage, and stir all lovers of poetry. Included here is an extensive new interview with the poet in English translation."Included here is a very helpful and touchingly personal interview with the poet. . . . For readers with no prior...

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This book portrays opposing forces; death and resurrection, despair and resurgent hope, farewell and new departure.

The work of Yves Bonnefoy, a poet, critic, and translator, is philosophical in nature and difficult to penetrate. He has written meditations on the themes of the immobility of matter and the power of language. Influenced by such German philosophers as Hegel and Heidegger Bonnefoy reflects in his poetry a sense of tragic anguish, often ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:190 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.6 inPublished:February 12, 1991Publisher:University Of Chicago Press

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ISBN - 10:0226064484

ISBN - 13:9780226064482

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Table of Contents

Translator's Note
I
The Memory
The Trees
The Sparrow-Hawk
The Farewell
The Convex Mirror
A Stone
The Voice, Rising Up Once More
Again the Voice
II
Passing by the Fire
The Well
The Well, the Brambles
The Swiftness of the Clouds
The Lightning
The Edge of the Woods
A Stone
The Word Brambles, You Say
The Branch
On Branches Heavy with Snow
The Snow
III
Out by Where the Earth Ends
There in the Hollows of the Wind
Dedham, Seen from Langham
IV
Psyche before the Castle of Love
The Top of the World
A Stone
V
The Restlessness of the Dream
The Land of the Treetops
The Summer Night
The Boat of the Two Dreams
The Task of Hope
Interview with Yves Bonnefoy