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Composed of 150 poems, with a title taken from Charles Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du Mal, and partly a response to the poetry of Raymond Queneau, this collection explores Jacques Roubaud's many poetic modes. He skips from the strict form of the sonnet to the freedom of prose poetry without abandoning the melancholy playfulness that has defined his lengthy writing career. A selection of Roubaud's best recent work, The Form of a City describes not only Paris, but also its people, its writers (and those of the Oulipo in particular), its monumental past, and its unsteady response to change.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781564783837
ISBN-10: 1564783839
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 19mm)
Pages: 264
Imprint: Dalkey Archive Press
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2006
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - Jacques Roubaud

Jacques Roubaud, born in 1932, has been a professor of mathematics at the University of Paris X Nanterre. He is one of the most accomplished members of the Oulipo, the workshop for experimental literature founded by Raymond Queneau and Francois Le Lionnais. He is the author of numerous books of prose, theatre and poetry.

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