Alcools: Poems

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Wesleyan University Press, 1995 - Literary Criticism - 171 pages
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Alcools, first published in 1913 and one of the few indispensable books of twentieth- century poetry, provides a key to the century’s history and consciousness. Champion of “cubism”, Guillaume Apollinaire (1880-1918) fashions in verse the sonic equivalent of what Picasso accomplishes in his cubist works: simultaneity. Apollinaire has been so influential that without him there would have been no New York School of poetry and no Beat Movement. This new translation reveals his complex, beautiful, and wholly contemporary poetry. Printed with the original French on facing pages, this is the only version of this seminal work of French Modernism currently available in the United States.
 

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I RLY WISH I WAS BETTER AT FRENCH SO I COULD UNDERSTAND THIS BETTER BUT MY GOD IS IT BEAUTIFUL Read full review

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Contents

Le Pont Mirabeau I Mirabeau Bridge
12
Les Cokhiques I Saffrons
34
Clotilde
60
Marie
74
Salome Salome
84
Automne Autumn
98
Rhenanes Rhenanes
112
Signe Sign
130
Clair de Lune Clair de Lune
144
Hunting Horns
158
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DONALD REVELL recently became Writer-in Residence and Professor of English at the University of Utah. Winner of a Guggenheim and two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, his most recent Wesleyan book is Beautiful Shirt (1994).

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