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Bilingual edition. Faint edge wear. 2015 Trade Paperback. Pierre Reverdy (1889-1960) is considered by many to be one of France's most influential poets of the early twentieth century. His two dozen published poetry books went on to influence the Cubists and the Surrealists (playing a part in both groups formation) and his work continued to be viewed, admired and read by poets in Europe and America. Much of his work is still in print today and he is studied and written about as much today as he was some thirty years ago. Small anthologies of his work continue to appear in many languages. This volume is a fairly comprehensive survey of both the verse poems and the prose poems, in a bilingual format, and with prefaces and notes by the editor Mary Ann Caws and Patricia Terry. The Surrealists praised Reverdy as the greatest living poet at the time and many modern poets have continued to echo that praise. Reverdy moved to Paris at a young age and continued living there until his death in 1960.