French Love Poems
Edited by Alistair Elliot
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French Love Poems by Alistair Elliot
Book DescriptionFrench love poems are about the kind of love that puzzle, delight and afflict us throughout our lives. On the way there's the first yes from lips we love (Varlaine), a sky full of stars reflected fatally in Cleopatra's eyes (Heredia), lying awake waiting for your lover (Valery), and the defeted toys of dead children (Gautier).
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781852241698
(215mm x 134mm x 8mm)
Imprint: Bloodaxe Books Ltd
Publisher: Bloodaxe Books Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Dec-1991
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Alistair Elliot
Women/men, Paperback (January 2004)
Echoes the vigour, good humour and skill of Paul Verlaine's poems about carnal love.
Medea, Paperback (December 1997)
"What I intend to do is wrong, but the rage of my heart is stronger than my reason that is the cause of all men s foulest crimes.'" Medea is the archetypal wronged woman driven to despair. When uncontrollable anger is unleashed, the obsessed mind s capacity for revenge knows no bounds. Introduction by Nicholas Dromgoole"
Facing Things, Paperback (May 1997)» View all books by Alistair Elliot
The "things" in the title of Alistair Elliot's collection include the writer's back lane, a flag with medieval Syrian embroidery which the Queen of the Fairies gave to "the" MacLeod, a radio which has provided news for nearly six decades, and flowers.
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Author Biography - Alistair Elliot
Aliater Elliot has published five books of verse translation- the others being Verlanine's femmes//hombres (anvil), Heine's The Lazarus Poems (MidNAG/Carcanet), and for bloodaxe, Italian Landscape Poems and paul valery's La Jeune Parque. He also translated Euripidies' medea for the Almeida Theatre. My country: collected poems and his latest collections, Turning the stones and facing Things, are published by Carcanet.
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