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Yves Bonnefoy (1923 - 2016)

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Books by this author: Poems New and Selected Poems
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  • Yves Bonnefoy, celebrated translator and critic, is widely considered the most important and influential French poet since World War II. Named to the Collège de France in 1981 to fill the chair left vacant by the death of Roland Barthes, Bonnefoy was the first poet honored in this way since Paul Valéry. Winner of many awards, including the Prix Goncourt in 1987 and the Hudson Review’s Bennett Award in 1988, he is the author of six critically acclaimed books of poetry.

    Bonnefoy’s poems have appeared in English in the New Yorker, Paris Review, Partisan Review, and other journals. He is editor of Mythologies and author of In the Shadow’s Light, The Act and the Place of Poetry, and The Lure and the Truth of Painting, all published by the University of Chicago Press..

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