Poems of Francois Villon by Francois Villon
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Poems of Francois Villon
By Francois Villon

Poems of Francois Villon

The Legacy, The Testament and Other Poems New edition

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Translated by Peter Dale See other recent books by Peter Dale
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Poems of Francois Villon by Francois Villon

Book Awards

  • Shortlisted for T S Eliot Prize 1999.

Book Description

Francois Villon was born in Paris in 1431. His life was blighted by destitution and ill health, robbery and murder, torture and exile. While we do not know what became of Villon after his 32nd year, the poems he produced in just six years capture in forceful, intelligent and candid verse the low and high life of Paris. They constitute a body of work with few rivals in the literature of his own country or in that of any other. Peter Dale has revised his translations for this new edition.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780856463235
ISBN-10: 085646323X
Format: Paperback
(215mm x 140mm x 20mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Anvil Press Poetry
Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-May-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Testament by Francois Villon Testament, Hardback (November 2013)

Violent, indignant, ribald and often brutally physical, Villon's verse has a formidable satiric thrust, and yet it also encompasses passages of poignant nostalgia and haunting lyric expression, culminating in his digressive autobiographical masterpiece, The Testament, presented here in a new translation and with an introduction by John Banville.

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Author Biography - Francois Villon

Peter Dale was born in Addleston, Surrey, and worked as a secondary school teacher before becoming a freelance writer in 1993. He was co-editor of the poetry journal 'Agenda' for many years. Well known for his translations of Dante's 'Divine Comedy' and the poems of Jules Laforgue, he is also an accomplished poet in his own right. His selected poems, 'Edge to Edge', was published in 1997.

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