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Valéry's graveyard : le cimetiere marin, translated, described, and peopled

Author: Hugh P McGrath; Michael Comenetz
Publisher: New York, NY : Peter Lang, 2013.
Series: Currents in comparative Romance languages and literatures, v. 186.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 0002View all editions and formats
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Valéry's Graveyard is in two parts. The first part presents the French text of Paul Valéry's poem Le Cimetià ̈re marin (The Graveyard by the Sea) and a facing English translation, followed by a descriptive account of the poem that sets out its main structural and dynamic features and traces its narrative. The second part consists of nine short chapters on selected themes of the poem in their relation to the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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McGrath, Hugh P.
Valéry's graveyard.
(OCoLC)862784278
Named Person: Paul Valéry
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hugh P McGrath; Michael Comenetz
ISBN: 9781453910986 1453910980 9781433113345 1433113341
OCLC Number: 865105527
Language Note: Includes the French text of Le cimetiere marin, with English translation.
Description: 1 online resource (200 pages).
Contents: Cover; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; PART I: Translation and Description; Le Cimetière marin --
The Graveyard by the Sea; Description of the Poem; PART II: Graveyard Presences; CHAPTER 1: The Cemetery; 1.1 A Dream of Health; 1.2 Epic and Pastoral; 1.3 The Poet by the Sea; 1.4 The Graveyard Decomposed; 1.5 A Third Peak; CHAPTER 2: Balance and Exhaustion; 2.1 Assaying the Crown and Moving a Weight; 2.2 The Pure Point in Time and Space; 2.3 Exhaustion and the Machine; 2.4 Dissolution; 2.5 Integration; CHAPTER 3: Cuts; 3.1 Cutting and the Goddess. 3.2 The Surgeon in the Temple of Time3.3 Boundaries Valued; 3.4 Reflection and Transformation; CHAPTER 4: Purity; 4.1 From Glory to Hollowness; 4.2 Pure Poetry as a Limit; 4.3 Exhaustion and Pure Consciousness; 4.4 Form and Transformation: the Invariant I; CHAPTER 5: Cycles; 5.1 The Tell-tale Heart and the Pendulum Clock; 5.2 Oscillation in Nature and Poetry; 5.3 The Heartbeat in the Temple of Time; CHAPTER 6: Atoms and the Void; 6.1 Absence Acknowledged; 6.2 Filling the Void; 6.3 Thought of the Dead; 6.4 Vanishing of the Absent; 6.5 Porosity Negative; 6.6 Porosity Positive. CHAPTER 7: Worm and Tortoise7.1 Thought and Verse Renewed; 7.2 Remorse and Promise; 7.3 Cruel Zeno; 7.4 Under the Shield; CHAPTER 8: Sounds of Awakening; 8.1 The Command to Rise and the Music of the Bow; 8.2 From Bow and Shell to the Lyre; 8.3 The Exhortation to Run; CHAPTER 9: Dionysus and Proteus; 9.1 Dionysus in the Sea; 9.2 Electricity and Atoms; 9.3 The Thinking Mind as Hydra; 9.4 The Temptation to Live; 9.5 Typhonic Rebellion and Poetic Contumacy; 9.6 À la recherche du chant perdu; Selected Bibliography; Index; Currents in Comparative --
Romance Languages and Literatures.
Series Title: Currents in comparative Romance languages and literatures, v. 186.
Responsibility: Hugh P. McGrath, Michael Comenetz.

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Le Cimetiere marin is one of the most celebrated works of poetry of the last hundred years, widely recognized as distinguished for beauty of form and wealth of meaning. On the basis of the French  Read more...

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