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by Stanley Appelbaum

An unusually useful survey of the development of French poetry, this book anthologizes works by France's finest and most influential poets — 30 in all — from the mid-fifteenth century to our own time. Included are such luminaries as Charles d'Orléans, François Villon, Joachim du Bellay, Ronsard, La Fontaine, Voltaire, Chénier, Hugo, Musset, Gautier, Vigny, Baudelaire, Mallarmé, Verlaine, Rimbaud, Claudel, Valéry, Apollinaire, Perse, Éluard, and Bonnefoy. In addition the work of poets less familiar to the English-speaking world, yet instrumental in the formulation of the French tradition — Scève, Saint-Amant, Malherbe — is here as well. The French texts come from the best critical editions, or in the case of the moderns, those authorized by the poets themselves. Teachers of French will appreciate the clear prose translations on facing pages; the translator does not attempt to be a poet himself, rather to lead the reader to a full appreciation of the poem as it was written. An introductory essay gives as understandable a short summary of the formal aspects of versification as can be found anywhere — the early orthodoxy of rhyme and meter, the gradual introduction of enjambment and metrical variation, through the word games and innovations of Apollinaire and his circle. A biographical and critical essay on each poet and his work not only depicts the poet as an individual but also gives a fine sense of the progressing and changing tradition of French poetry itself. An illustration, usually a portrait of the poet, accompanies each selection. The clarity and comprehensiveness of this attractive anthology (as well as its low cost) make it an ideal volume for an introductory survey of French poetry. For the student just beginning the study of French, this book is good supplementary material; the format of this book makes it easy to experience French poetry and learn vocabulary and grammar at the same time.
Download Introduction to French Poetry (Dual-Language) (English and French Edition) epub
ISBN: 0486267113
ISBN13: 978-0486267111
Category: Literature
Subcategory: Poetry
Author: Stanley Appelbaum
Language: English French
Publisher: Dover Publications; Revised ed. edition (June 1, 1991)
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Rating: 4.3
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Book is really a series of encyclopedia-type entries of French poets. Very few examples of their work; mostly capsule biographies. If you want poetry, several other books would be better, but decent as a quick reference of poets' lives.
"introduction to French Poetry: A Dual-Language Book," edited by Stanley Applebaum, is a useful introduction to French verse. Thirty poets, active from the 15th to the 20th centuries, are covered, with each allotted a two-page biography and one or two poems. Meanwhile, a 13-page introduction provides broad perspective and a three-page tutorial on the metrical and structural nature of the verse. And, of course, the dual-language presentations are useful learning tools. All this said, this volume is uneven in assessing its chosen poets, with its ambitious goals frequently compromised by the limited space allotted per writer. To cite but one example, the assessment of Charles Baudelaire and his impact on the evolution of French poetry is far more successful than the material provided in this regard for Arthur Rimbaud. On balance, this anthology is best regarded as a good first step in mapping out with other books additional exploration of the riches of French poetry.
great selection of french poets in a value full price range, includes major french poets from the twentieth and twenty first century.
This book is great if you're interested in learning how to translate poetry. I like that I can look at the English translations if I need to.
A nice tool for the beginner in the French language. The English translation is a great help and learning new vocabulary is an added benefit along with being introduced to some French authors,
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My daughter is studying French, and loves this book.
Very good.