Jacket in new mylar protector. Poems are presented in original French and in the English translation. 75 pages. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Gerard de Nerval's sonnets Les Chimeres were first published as a group in 1854, a year before his suicide at the age of forty-six. The poems were nearly a dozen years in the making, and their genius was slow to be accepted. Now they are generally regarded as a key work of nineteenth century poetry, linking romanticism and symbolism. This bilingual edition is complemented by two essays; the first on Nerval's symbolic method by Richard Holmes, the second on the problems of translation by Peter Jay.
About the Author: Peter Jay has published a collection of poems, `Shifting Frontiers', a version of `The Song of Songs', and translations of selections from the poetry of Nichita Stanescu, Stefan Aug. Doinas and János Pilinszky. He edited `The Greek Anthology' in translation for Penguin Classics, and is completing a volume of Sappho and other early Greek lyric poets.
Richard Holmes is the award-winning author of `Shelley: the Pursuit'. He has also published biographical-critical studies of Chatterton and Coleridge. He has edited a selection of Shelley's mainly prose writings, `Shelley on Love', and translated a collection of ghost stories, `My Fantoms', by Nerval's friend, Théophile Gautier. `Footsteps', his adventures of a romantic biographer, was published in 1985.
Title: The Chimeras
Publisher: Black Swan Books
Publication Date: 1984
Binding: Hard Cover with Dustjacket
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition Thus.
Book Description Black Swan Books, 1984. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good-. 1st Edition. 75pp. Green cloth boards with gilt titles. Ex-library (Harvard University) with usual stamps at fep and bep. Translated by Peter Jay with essays by Richard Holmes and Peter Jay. Poems in French and Englilsh. Seller Inventory # 003249
Book Description Black Swan Books, 1985. Condition: Very Good. 0933806345 0933806345 Very Good. (Binding: Cloth, Jacket: Very Good) Great condition, very light edgewear. Seller Inventory # 1095921
Book Description Black Swan Books, 1985. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. 1st. Seller Inventory # SONG0933806345