Wry-Blue Loves: Les Amours jaunes and Other Poems (French and English Edition)

By: Corbiere, Tristan; Dale, Peter

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Bilingual edition. An exceptional copy. 2005 Trade Paperback. The chronically invalid son of a robust sea-captain and novelist father, Tristan Corbière (1845-75) published one book of verse and was virtually unheard of in his lifetime. He is an informal formalist, delighting in clashing registers of diction and outrageous puns. With pervasive self-mocking humour, his poems combine a hopeless love, a grounded sea-fever, a ferocious ironic compassion and a savage sympathy with dogs and underdogs. As Peter Dale writes in his introduction: 'Above all, he is his own man, able to resist the blandishments of literary theory, social expectations, and the mollifications of religion.' The book contains the entire Les Amours jaunes' and a selection of Corbière's uncollected poems.

Title: Wry-Blue Loves: Les Amours jaunes and Other Poems (French and English Edition)

Author: Corbiere, Tristan; Dale, Peter

Categories: Poetry, French,

Publisher: Anvil Press: 2005

ISBN Number: 0856463779

ISBN Number 13: 9780856463778

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 2279735

Keywords: FRENCH POETRY,