Twentieth-Century French Poetry: A Critical Anthology by Hugues AzéradTwentieth-Century French Poetry: A Critical Anthology by Hugues Azérad

Twentieth-Century French Poetry: A Critical Anthology

EditorHugues Azérad, Peter Collier

Paperback | June 28, 2010

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Modern French poetry is unique in the boldness and creativity of its experiments in form and genre, from classical verse to vers libre, from calligrammes to prose poems and poésie sonore. This anthology includes 32 poems by French and francophone poets, each followed by an accessibly written, detailed commentary. The different approaches adopted in the close readings by specialists in their field reflect the major trends in current literary criticism and theory. A foreword by one of France's foremost poets, Yves Bonnefoy, a general introduction, and an afterword provide a helpful theoretical framework for the study of modern poetry. An extensive bibliography, concise biographies of the poets, and a glossary of literary terms are included. Students of French and of comparative literature will gain a deeper understanding of the development of French verse and of the artistic movements (especially in the visual arts) which have shaped twentieth-century French poetry.
Title:Twentieth-Century French Poetry: A Critical AnthologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:356 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.71 inPublished:June 28, 2010Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521713986

ISBN - 13:9780521713986

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Table of Contents

Foreword: 'Ending the mission, inaugurating the pact' Yves Bonnefoy; Preface; Acknowledgments; General introduction Hugues Azérad; Part I. Traditions and Modernisms: 1. Paul Valéry, 'Le Cantique des colonnes' (1922) Peter Collier; 2. Victor Segalen, 'Aux dix mille années' (1912) Charles Forsdick; 3. Guillaume Apollinaire, 'Lettre-Océan' (1916) Timothy Mathews; 4. Marie Noël, 'Attente' (1920) Alison Finch; 5. Blaise Cendrars, 'Me too buggy' (1919) Clive Scott; 6. Saint-John Perse, 'Écrits sur la porte' (1911) Mary Gallagher; 7. Léopold Sédar Senghor, 'À New York' (1956) Roger Little; Part II. Avant-Gardes: 8. Pierre Reverdy, 'L'Esprit du dehors' (1915), 'L'Esprit dehors' (1960) Stephen Romer; 9. Paul Éluard, 'La courbe de ton coeur...' (1926) Richard Stamelman; 10. André Breton, 'Vigilance' (1932) Elza Adamowicz; 11. Aragon, 'Elsa je t'aime' (1941) Tom Conley; 12. Henri Michaux, 'Iniji' (1973) Margaret Rigaud-Drayton; 13. Aimé Césaire, Cahier d'un retour au pays natal (1939) Jean Khalfa; 14. Francis Ponge, 'Le Volet suivi de sa scholie' (1946) Philippe Met; Part III. Poetics of Presence: 15. René Char, 'Gravité' (1938) Roger Cardinal; 16. Yves Bonnefoy, 'Rue traversière' (1987) Victoria Best; 17. André du Bouchet, 'Accidents' (1961) Emma Wagstaff; 18. Jacques Dupin, 'Commencer' (1969) Mary Ann Caws; 19. Philippe Jaccottet, 'L'ignorant' (1958) Jean-Michel Maulpoix; 20. Édouard Glissant, 'Pour Mycéa' (1985) Jean-Pascal Pouzet; Part IV. New Voices, New Visions: 21. Michel Deguy, 'Le Métronome' (1993) Béatrice Bonhomme; 22. Bernard Heidsieck, 'Poème-partition B2B3' (1965) Jean-Pierre Bobillot; 23. Jacques Réda, 'L'Incorrigible' (1995) Susan Harrow; 24. Bernard Noël, 'États de l'air' (1983) Andrew Rothwell; 25. Jacques Roubaud, 'Dès que je me lève' (1986) Meryl Tyers; 26. Marie-Claire Bancquart, 'Essentiel' (1986) Shirley Jordan; 27. Nguyên Ho...ng B...o Viêt, 'Anne Frank' (1980) Thanh-Vân Ton-That; 28. Claude Esteban, 'Ils sont riches...' (1999) Robert W. Greene; 29. Gérard Titus-Carmel, 'Or battant...' (2006) Michael Bishop; 30. Jean-Michel Maulpoix, 'Bleu ne fait pas de bruit' (1992) Laure Helms; 31. Amina Saïd, 'Trois continents dérivent' (1988) Rosemary Lloyd; 32. Pierre Alferi, 'Une défense de la poésie' (1997) Michael Sheringham; Afterword: reading twentieth-century French verse Clive Scott; Biographies of the poets; Glossary; Select bibliography; Index.

Editorial Reviews

'This anthology will be a godsend to teachers and students and, indeed, to all lovers of modern French poetry. The editors' choice of poets and poems ranges from the powerfully canonical to the challengingly contemporary, and each of the commentators brings to their analysis a combination of deep and affectionate knowledge and illuminating new insights.' Michael Worton, UCL