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Edited by Anthony Rudolf, John Naughton and Stephen Romer
Translated by Anthony Rudolf, John Naughton and Stephen Romer
RRP: GBP 15.99
ISBN: 978 1 784100 76 6
Categories: 20th Century, French, Translation
Published: October 2017
580 pages (print version)
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Also available in: Paperback
Yves Bonnefoy, France's premier poet of the last sixty years, is represented in full. We experience 'The horizon of a voice where stars are falling.' Translated and edited by Anthony Rudolf, John Naughton and Stephen Romer, this is the definitive reader for one of the greatest French poets and translators.
Praise for Anthony Rudolf 'For Rudolf, writing and painting especially, but also music, are exploratory tools that enable him to probe more deeply into his own self, his relationships, as well as all those other selves that are not ''himself.'' For he is obviously also par excellence a poet and an intellectual attracted to otherness, to what he is not.'
'Every poem like a new geometry - of surprises. A strange voice of cat's cradles in a Kafkaesque half-light - very strange and unpredictable.'
Ted Hughes Praise for Stephen Romer 'A characteristic blend of self-examination and what feels like a classically trained sense of beauty, clarity and proportion. There is something Bergman-esque about Romer's work.'
'Stephen Romer has achieved a breakthrough in these new poems. The death of his father has torn away a veil, releasing a fresh energy and vision.'
Hugo Williams 'If Tribute is haunted by aphasia, exile and the loss of continuity, those fears are shadows that give body to the essences more insistently dwelt upon, and these are apprehended with a depth of spiritual resource that is almost mystical.'
Clive Wilmer on Tribute, in Times Literary Supplement 'Austerely eloquent treatments of lost love and the complexities of family are juxtaposed with reflections on art and poetry - exactly the civilised range of interests that might strike fear into the incurious. Readers open to Romer's scrupulous, passionate music and the conversational intimacy of his address will gather rich rewards, however.'
Sean O'Brien, Culture, 11 January 2009
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