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Jean Follain - 130 Poems (Paperback) Loot Price: R232 Discovery Miles 2 320 You Save: R35 (13%)
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Jean Follain - 130 Poems (Paperback): Jean Follain
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Jean Follain - 130 Poems (Paperback)

Jean Follain; Translated by Christopher Middleton

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This title is shortlisted for Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize 2011. The poetry of Jean Follain (1903-1971) is increasingly seen, by poets and critics in France and by his foreign admirers, as central to French poetry's change of course after Surrealism. The writer Henri Thomas spoke of Follain as a poet qui parle d'autre 'chose', who speaks of things outside himself; he admired his freedom from rhetoric. Follain's short, down-to-earth, subtle poems, many of which set out to preserve the lost rural world of his pre-war Norman childhood, have influenced a new generation of French poets. To anyone who still believes that modern French poetry is abstruse and over-cerebral, Follain's memorable poems are the answer. Christopher Middleton, the distinguished poet and translator, has chosen poems spanning Follain's entire writing life, and has written an illuminating introduction to his elegant translations.

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Imprint: Anvil Press Poetry
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: October 2010
First published: December 2010
Authors: Jean Follain
Translators: Christopher Middleton
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 15mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 175
ISBN-13: 978-0-85646-420-1
Barcode: 9780856464201
Subtitles: French
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LSN: 0-85646-420-1

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