Jules Laforgue Selected Poems Jules Laforgue

ISBN: 9780918476104

Published: June 1st 1984

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Jules Laforgue Selected Poems  by  Jules Laforgue

Jules Laforgue Selected Poems by Jules Laforgue
June 1st 1984 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | | ISBN: 9780918476104 | 3.53 Mb

An extensive, bilingual edition of one of the originators of modern free verse, who was a decisive influence on Ezra Pound and T. S. Eliot.Deeply nihilistic yet full of yearning, tender yet savagely self-mocking, Laforgue has a unique voice andMoreAn extensive, bilingual edition of one of the originators of modern free verse, who was a decisive influence on Ezra Pound and T. S. Eliot.Deeply nihilistic yet full of yearning, tender yet savagely self-mocking, Laforgue has a unique voice and vision that nonetheless mark him out as one of the founding fathers of modernism.

Like Charles Baudelaire before him, he was determined to face up to the ugly and decadent as well as the conventionally poetic aspects of himself and the world about him. In a career that rivals Arthur Rimbauds for its tragically brief, accelerated development, he pioneered the use of coarse colloquialism, startling rhymes, and astonishing invented words. His greatest achievement, the posthumous Derniers Vers (1890), was the first complete French volume of free verse. Partly influenced by his translation of Walt Whitman--the first in the French language--Derniers Vers is brilliantly effective in capturing the truth of fleeting impressions and inner sensations.

It is also, writes Graham Dunstan Martin, one of the musical masterpieces of literature. This bilingual edition features a generous selection of poems in the original French from Laforgues Le Sanglot de la Terre, Les Complaintes, LImitation de Notre-Dame la Lune, Des Fleurs de Bonne Volonte, and Derniers Vers, with running prose translations at the bottom of each page.



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