Poems of Francois Villon
The Legacy, The Testament and Other Poems New edition
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Poems of Francois Villon by Francois Villon
Book DescriptionFrancois 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 DetailsISBN: 9780856463235
(215mm x 140mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Anvil Press Poetry
Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-May-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Testament, Hardback (November 2013)View all books by Francois Villon
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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