The Curved Planks
By (author) Yves Bonnefoy
Translated by Hoyt Rogers
Foreword by Richard Howard
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Curved Planks by Yves Bonnefoy
Book DescriptionFor decades readers and critics have acclaimed Yves Bonnefoy as France's greatest living poet. His most recent book of verse, "The Curved Planks," crowns an oeuvre that has won him the highest international honors. More than any other single work, this sequence embodies the astonishing variety of Bonnefoy's art. A rich fabric of themes, styles, and genres, it balances aesthetic complexity with heartfelt directness.This bilingual edition of "The Curved Planks" sets the French texts alongside English versions by the noted translator Hoyt Rogers, who has collaborated closely with Bonnefoy in crafting poems that re-create the freshness and vision of the originals. This volume also includes a preface by the renowned poet and critic Richard Howard and essays by the translator that situate "The Curved Planks" in the author's body of work. All assist in introducing the English-language reader to Bonnefoy's profound poetic gift.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780374530754
Paperback / softback
(211mm x 141mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
Publish Date: 22-May-2007
Country of Publication: United States
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Yves Bonnefoy is considered as foremost French poet of his generation. This title features both epigrammatic concision and narratives that meander with the poet's thought as he struggles to understand and express some of the undercurrents of human life. It also includes Bonnefoy childhood cityscapes and explores the tricks memory plays on us.
Digamma, Hardback (March 2014)» View all books by Yves Bonnefoy
As a translator of Shakespeare in France, the author's fascination with Nicolas Poussin is displayed in "God in Hamlet" and "For a Staging of Othello," two poems in prose which belong to a series of his meditations on the plays. This collection includes haunting reflections on children, nature, the origins of art, and vanished cultures.
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Author Biography - Yves Bonnefoy
Yves Bonnefoy has published numerous studies of literature and art, as well as an extensive dictionary of mythology. His work has been translated into many languages, and he is a celebrated translator of Shakespeare and Yeats. He lives in Paris.
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