Act and the Place of Poetry by Yves Bonnefoy
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Act and the Place of Poetry
By Yves Bonnefoy

The Act and the Place of Poetry

Selected Essays

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Act and the Place of Poetry by Yves Bonnefoy

Book Description

The only collection of Yves Bonnefoy's criticism in English, this volume offers a coherent statement of poetic philosophy and intent a clear expression of the values and convictions of the French poet whom many critics regard as the most important and influential of our time. The Introduction touches on many of the essays' concerns, including Bonnefoy's recourse to moral and religious categories, his particular use of Saussure's distinction between "langue" and "parole," his early fascination with Surrealism, and his view of translation as "a metaphysical and moral experiment." The essays, published over a nearly thirty-year span, respond to one another, the more recent pieces taking up for renewed consideration ideas developed in earlier meditations, thereby providing the volume with integrity and completeness. Among the subjects addressed in these essays are the French poetic tradition, the art of translation, and the works of Shakespeare, of which Bonnefoy is the preeminent French translator."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780226064499
ISBN-10: 0226064492
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 161mm x 22mm)
Pages: 196
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1989
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Yves Bonnefoy

Yves Bonnefoy is author of numerous critical works and five books of poetry. John T. Naughton is associate professor of Romance languages and literatures at Colgate University.

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