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Reading the rhythm : the poetics of French free verse, 1910-1930

Author: Clive Scott
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the work of a range of early 20th century French poets, including Cendrars, Apollinaire, Perse and Supervielle, in order to indicate the reading strategies needed to do justice to free  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Reading the rhythm
(NL-LeOCL)101146485
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Clive Scott
ISBN: 0198158823 9780198158820
OCLC Number: 759573762
Description: 1 online resource (290 p. :) ill.
Contents: Introductory reflections on rhythm and metre; Saint-John Perse, "Eloges" (1911) - the prosody of boundary; Blaise Cendrars, "Prose du Transsiberien et de la petite Jeanne de France" (1913) - the prosody of locomotion; Guillaume Apollinaire, "Calligrammes" (1918) - the prosody of the visual; Blaise Cendrars, "Dix-neuf Poems elastiques" (1919) - the prosody of orphism; Blaise Cendrars, "Documentaires" (1924) - the prosody of photography; Julie Supervielle, "Gravitations" (1925/1932) - the prosody of displacement; Pierre Reverdy, "Sources du vent" (1929) - the prosody of cubism.
Responsibility: Clive Scott.

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the poetry specialist interested in free verse or in any of the poets studied will likely to find it to be thought-provoking and rewarding * Charles D. Minahen, Ohio State University, The French Read more...

 
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