Peter Broome, Graham Chesters's An Anthology of Modern French Poetry (1850-1950) PDF

By Peter Broome, Graham Chesters

ISBN-10: 0511519478

ISBN-13: 9780511519475

ISBN-10: 0521207932

ISBN-13: 9780521207935

ISBN-10: 0521209293

ISBN-13: 9780521209298

This anthology is the significant other quantity to The Appreciation of contemporary French Poetry, the purpose of which was once to offer particular initial aid with the issues of poetic appreciation. The fourteen poets represented right here supply a diversified and intriguing creation to what's most likely the richest century of French poetry, from 1850 to 1950. Hugo, the colossus of the 19th century, whose paintings provides new resonance and energy to innovative imaginative and prescient, opens the anthology, and Michaux, the main person and 'modern' of twentieth-century poets in that he bridges the distance among poetry and modern technological know-how, closes it. just about all the most important poets of the interval are incorporated: Nerval, Baudelaire, Mallarm?, Verlaine, Rimbaud and Laforgue from the second one half the 19th century; Val?ry, Apollinaire, Supervielle and Eluard within the 20th. The lesser recognized Cros and Desnos, clean and spontaneous poets with a right away charm, invite a brand new examine the lyric traditions of french verse and supply an enticing new road for learn. the alternative of poems, dictated chiefly through their person poetic price, displays additionally the traits of modern feedback and the tastes of present-day readers. The texts are all observed through complete notes, which not just clarify neighborhood problems of vocabulary, syntax and expression, yet lead the reader at once into the guts of the richness of subject, kind and interpretation. those will end up of price not just to the scholar who's grappling with the fundamentals of french verse, or is concerned to provide intensity to his familiarity, yet to the final reader trying to re-ignite his delight in French poetry. additionally, there are introductions to every poet summarizing the essence of his artwork, worthwhile feedback for additional studying, and teams of dicussion issues to stimulate comparative insights and a much broader responsiveness.

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Et d'etranges reves, Comme des soleils Couchants sur les greves, Fantomes vermeils, Defilent sans treves, Defilent, pareils A des grands soleils Couchants sur les greves. 4 8 12 16 Chanson dautomne Les sanglots longs Des violons De l'automne Blessent mon coeur D'une langueur Monotone. 6 Tout suffocant Et bleme, quand Sonne Theure, Je me souviens Des jours anciens Etjepleure; 12 Et je m'en vais Au vent mauvais Qui m'emporte Dega, dela, Pareil a la Feuille morte. 18 Paul Verlaine 49 Clair de lune Votre ame est un paysage choisi Que vont charmant masques et bergamasques Jouant du luth et dansant et quasi Tristes sous leurs deguisements fantasques.

Quand l'ombre menaca de la fatale loi Tel vieux Reve, desir et mal de mes vertebres, Afflige de perir sous les plafonds funebres II a ploye son aile indubitable en moi. 4 Luxe, 6 salle d'ebene ou, pour seduire un roi Se tordent dans leur mort des guirlandes celebres, Vous n'etes qu'un orgueil menti par les tenebres Aux yeux du solitaire ebloui de sa foi. 8 Oui, je sais qu'au lointain de cette nuit, la Terre Jette d'un grand eclat l'insolite mystere, Sous les siecles hideux qui l'obscurcissent moins.

4 C'est dans ta coupe aussi que j'avais bu l'ivresse, Et dans l'eclair furtif de ton ceil souriant, Quand aux pieds d'lacchus on me voyait priant, Car la Muse m'a fait Tun des fils de la Grece. 8 Je sais pourquoi la-bas le volcan s'est rouvert... C'est qu'hier tu l'avais touche d'un pied agile, Et de cendres soudain l'horizon s'est couvert. 11 Depuis qu'un due normand brisa tes dieux d'argile, Toujours, sous les rameaux du laurier de Virgile, Le pale Hortensia s'unit au Myrthe vert! 14 Gerard de Nerval Anteros 21 Tu demandes pourquoi j'ai tant de rage au coeur Et sur un col flexible une tete indomptee; C'est que je suis issu de la race d'Antee, Je retourne les dards contre le dieu vainqueur.

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