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French Poetry

Francis Ponge - Selected Poems

"The deftness and creativity manifested in the translation do justice to one of the major works of contemporary French literature." Jean-Jacques Thomas

Through translations by two major contemporary poets and a scholar intimate with the Ponge canon, this volume offers selections of mostly earlier poetry — "Le parti pris des choses," "Pièces," "Proêmes," and "Nouveau nouveau receuil" — as representative of the strongest work of this modern French master who is recognized as one of the finest French poets of his time.

1994   232 pages
Bilingual; translated by Margaret Guiton, John Montague, and C.K. Williams
ISBN 978-0-916390-58-7

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