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Under Clouded Skies / Beauregard (Bloodaxe Contemporary French Poets, 5) (English, French and French Edition)

Philippe Jaccottet

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ISBN 10: 1852242590 / ISBN 13: 9781852242596
Published by Bloodaxe Books Ltd, 1995
Condition: Good Soft cover
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Title: Under Clouded Skies / Beauregard (Bloodaxe ...

Publisher: Bloodaxe Books Ltd

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Good

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Philippe Jaccottet's poetry is meditative, immediate and sensuous. It is rooted in the Drome region of south-east France, which gives it a rich sense of place. This book brings together his reflections on landscape in the prose pieces of Beauregard (1980) and in the poems of Under Clouded Skies (1983), two thematically linked collections which are remarkable for their lyrical restraint and quiet power.
Jaccottet's poetry is largely grounded in landscape and the visual world, pursuing an anxious and persistent questioning of natural signs, meticulously conveyed in a syntax of great inventiveness. His work is animated by a fascination with the visible world from which he translates visual objects into verbal images and ultimately into figures of language. His poems are highly attentive, pushing the eye beyond what it sees, enacting a rich hesitation between meaning conferred and meaning withheld.

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Text: English, French (translation)
Original Language: French

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