RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 46975127 LA Translated from the French. T1 The poet and the diplomat : the correspondence of Dag Hammarskjöld and Alexis Leger A1 Saint-John Perse,, Hammarskjöld, Dag,, Little, Marie-Noëlle., PB Syracuse University Press PP Syracuse, N.Y. YR 2001 SN 0815629257 9780815629252 AB "Alexis Leger - later known as the poet Saint-John Perse - and Dag Hammarskjold were important figures in diplomatic and literary spheres, and their lives shared a number of uncanny parallels that eventually brought them into contact with one another. Alexis Leger, French secretary-general of foreign affairs, perhaps saw in Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold the continuation of his diplomatic career, while Hammarskjold, in the midst of difficult international crises, found inspiration and strength in reading and translating Perse's poem Chronique." "Marie-Noelle Little's expansive prologue to this book sets the stage for situating the two world-renowned personalities in their exchange of letters during the six years before Hammarskjold's death. The letters themselves are characterized by world vision, a noble tone, and delicate sentiments, and afford English-speaking audiences rare access to the revealing correspondence between two Nobel Prize winners."--Jacket.