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Anchor Anthology of French Poetry: From Nerval to Valery in English Translation

By: Anchor/Flores, Angel

Price: $6.50

Publisher: ANCHOR:

Seller ID: 9780385498883

ISBN: 0385498888

Condition: USED


First published in 1958, this collection introduced an indispensible corpus of western poetry to countless American college students, francophiles, and would-be poets -- among them Patti Smith, whose vocation was formed she says, by reading this book. The poetic and cultural tradition forged by the Symbolist poets -- Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Verlaine, Appollinaire, and others -- reverberated throughout the avant garde and counter-cultures of the twentieth century. Modernism, surrealism, abstract impressionism, and the Beat movement are unthinkable without the example of these poets and their theor... View more info