The Poetics of Yves Bonnefoy
By (author) John T. Naughton
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Poetics of Yves Bonnefoy by John T. Naughton
Book DescriptionYves Bonnefoy is the most important and influential French poet to have emerged since the Second World War. Poet, art critic, historian, translator (particularly of Shakespeare), specialist in the problem of the relation of poetry to the visual arts and to the history of religions, Bonnefoy is now considered one of the most distinguished men of letters of his generation. Though Bonnefoy's work is familiar to American scholars, the complexity of his thought and style has created a need for a critical introduction to his work. This first major study of Bonnefoy written in English provides an overview of his entire literary career. Naughton situates Bonnefoy in the context of the existential philosophical tradition that nurtured him and in the poetic and artistic tradition that includes Dante and Shakespeare, Piero and Poussin, Baudelaire and Rimbaud. Bonnefoy's poems appear in both French and English, and all quotations from his prose have been translated. This book will appeal not only to the growing number of students and scholars of French literature interested in Bonnefoy's work, but also to those who study comparative poetry and the relation of poetry to art and to contemporary religious thought.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780226569475
(250mm x 200mm x 20mm)
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 1-Aug-1984
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author John T. Naughton
New and Selected Poems, Paperback (April 1996)
This volume provides a selection, covering a period of 40 years, of the poetic writings of Yves Bonnefoy. The primary works of Bonnefoy are given in full and readers may grasp the lines of development towards the poet's present formal economy. Bonnefoy won the Prix Goncourt for Poetry in 1987.
In the Shadow's Light, Paperback (November 1990)» View all books by John T. Naughton
This bilingual edition of the contemporary master's fifth work, Ce qui fut sans lumi, re, includes an extensive new interview with the poet in English translation.
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Author Biography - John T. Naughton
John T. Naughton is assistant professor of Romance languages and literatures at Colgate University. He has taught at the University of Tours and the University ofCalifornia at Santa Cruz."
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