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Women/men

Femmes/hombres

Paul Verlaine

Translated by Alistair Elliot

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ISBN: 978 0 856463 68 6
Imprint: Anvil Press Poetry
Published: January 2004
197 x 130 x 13 mm
160 pages
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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  • Paul Verlaine (1844–1896) wrote three secret collections of verse, of which Femmes and Hombres remained almost unobtainable even in France until the 1970s. These strangely unrespectable poems celebrate the pleasures of sex, with women and men respectively, in loving detail – reversing the old view of Verlaine as a limp impressionist. Alistair Elliot’s metrical translations brilliantly echo the vigour, good humour and skill of the originals, which accompany them in this bilingual edition.

    Paul Verlaine
    Paul Verlaine (1844 –1896) was a leading Symbolist poet. He was born in Metz and educated in Paris. He met Rimbaud in 1871; two years later he was imprisoned at Mons as a result of the incident in which he fired a gun at Rimbaud. In prison he converted to Catholicism. ... read more
    Alistair Elliot
    Alistair Elliot was born in Liverpool in 1932. My Country, his collected poems, came out in 1989. His Italian Landscape Poems and his translation of Euripides’ Medea, made for the Almeida Theatre and Diana Rigg, appeared in 1993. He also published as parallel texts a version of Heine’s Lazarus ... read more
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