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Prose of Yves Bonnefoy / edited and translated by Stephen Romer, John Naughton and Anthony Rudolf ; with other translations by Iain Bamforth [and thirteen others].

Author/Creator:
Bonnefoy, Yves, author.
Standardized Title:
Prose works. Selections
Publication:
Manchester : Carcanet Press, 2020.
Format/Description:
Book
xxxix, 414 pages ; 22 cm.
Summary:
"Yves Bonnefoy (1923-2016), a major poet, was equally a seminal essayist and thinker. This companion volume to Yves Bonnefoy: Poems contains what he regarded as his foundational essays, as well as a generous selection from all periods. In his art criticism, as in his literary essays, Bonnefoy manages that rare thing: to impart metaphysical urgency to each discreet encounter with a painting or a poem, born of his constant quest for intensity, for 'presence'. Whether he is examining an early Byzantine fresco, a Shakespeare play, a Bernini angel, a drawing by Blake, a poem by Rimbaud, the exigency, the high seriousness and the challenge is the same: to affirm presence, and finitude, against all forms of life-sapping conceptual thought. If they cannot always deliver ecstasy or hope, the great poets, argues Bonnefoy, are pledged to 'intensity as such', sustained by 'une mélancolie ardente'."--Publisher description.
Contents:
Painting and the visual arts
Poetics
Poets
Memoirs.
Notes:
"Carcanet classics."
Contributor:
Romer, Stephen, 1957- editor, translator.
Naughton, John T., editor, translator.
Rudolf, Anthony, 1942- editor, translator.
Bamforth, Iain, translator.
ISBN:
1784108111
9781784108113
OCLC:
1125350265
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