0 items - $0.00
Wake Forest
University Press

Wake Forest University Press

Dedicated to Irish Poetry

Selected Poems | Francis Ponge

$12.95

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 chosesPièces, Proêmes, and Nouveau nouveau recueil—as representative of the strongest work of this modern French master.

About the Poet: Francis Ponge (1899–1988), born in Montpellier of old Huguenot stock, spent his early childhood in Avignon. At age ten, his family moved to Normandy, and a decade later he took up his writing career in Paris where he remained almost unknown until the publication of a volume of prose poems, Le parti pris des choses, in 1942. This, and his many subsequent publications, led to a steadily growing reputation both at home and abroad. He is now recognized as one of the finest French poets of his time and, according to the novelist Julien Gracq, “one of the surest to survive.”

Bilingual; translated by Margaret Guiton, John Montague, and C. K. Williams


Reviews

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

SKU: 978-0-916390-58-7 Categories: , , Tag:

Description

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 chosesPièces, Proêmes, and Nouveau nouveau recueil—as representative of the strongest work of this modern French master.

About the Poet: Francis Ponge (1899–1988), born in Montpellier of old Huguenot stock, spent his early childhood in Avignon. At age ten, his family moved to Normandy, and a decade later he took up his writing career in Paris where he remained almost unknown until the publication of a volume of prose poems, Le parti pris des choses, in 1942. This, and his many subsequent publications, led to a steadily growing reputation both at home and abroad. He is now recognized as one of the finest French poets of his time and, according to the novelist Julien Gracq, “one of the surest to survive.”

Bilingual; translated by Margaret Guiton, John Montague, and C. K. Williams


Reviews

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

Additional information

Publication date:

1994

Pages:

232

Binding:

paperback