Paul Valéry: An Anthology

Paul Valéry: An Anthology

Paul Valéry

in simple terms poetry is twin language
James R. Lawler's dependent advent offers with Valéry's matters and his impression, and in addition with severe interpretations of his paintings. the amount starts off with "The night with Monsieur Teste" (1896), from the well-known "anti-novel" Monsieur Teste, for whose translation Jackson Mathews bought the nationwide booklet Award in 1974. It contains such impressive essays because the "Introduction to the strategy of Leonardo da Vinci," "The problem of Mind," and "Poetry and summary Thought."

The value of Valéry's prose poetry has only in the near past been famous, and a variety is gifted right here. There also are ten of his best-known poems in verse, between them "La Jeune Parque" and "Le Cimetiere Marin," with the French texts dealing with the English translations through David Paul. The anthology closes with dialogues, one relationship from the twenties, the opposite from 1943; which exhibit the play of ideas--the highbrow power and grace--that are attribute of Valéry's paintings as a whole.


"There should be no distinction of opinion in this number of Mr. Lawler as editor: he's the main eminent of the Valéry students this day, the wisest, and the main modest. If is creation is great, evidently impeccably expert, suggestive, and well-written."--Henri Peyre

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