It begins with the poetry (French and English en face), including such masterpieces as "Le Cimetière Marin" and portions of "La Jeune Parque"; then ranges through Valéry's work in fields as various as architecture, logic, the dance, literature, philosophy, and painting. It concludes with excerpts from his creative writings such as Monsieur Teste and the drama Mon Faust.
The list of translators for this volume is distinguished. Among them are Lionel Abel, Léonie Adams, Malcolm Cowly, James Kirkup, C. Day Lewis, Jackson Mathews, Louise Varèse, and Vernon Watkins.
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THE FRIENDLY Wood
SONG OF THE COLUMNS
The Young MOTHER
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WITH REFERENCE TO ADONIS
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