The red scarf : followed by, Two stages and additional notes (Book, 2020) [WorldCat.org]
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The red scarf : followed by, Two stages and additional notes

Author: Yves Bonnefoy; Stephen Romer
Publisher: London : Seagull Books, 2020. ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : Mixed form : English
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"In December 2015, six months before his death at the age of 93, Yves Bonnefoy concluded what was to be his last major text in prose, L'écharpe rouge, translated here as The Red Scarf. In this unique book, described by the poet as "an anamnesis"--a formal act of commemoration--Bonnefoy undertakes, at the end of his life, a profoundly moving exegesis of some fragments written in 1964. These fragments lead him back  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Translations
Translations into English
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Named Person: Yves Bonnefoy; Yves Bonnefoy; Yves Bonnefoy
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Yves Bonnefoy; Stephen Romer
ISBN: 9780857427380 0857427385
OCLC Number: 1144790949
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Notes: "L'echarpe rouge © Mercure de France, 2016, Deux scènes et notes conjointes © Èditions Galilée, 2009"--Title page verso.
Description: 216 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: The red scarf --
Two stages and additional notes.
Other Titles: Two stages and additional notes.
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Two stages and additional notes
2 stages and additional notes
Responsibility: Yves Bonnefoy ; translated by Stephen Romer.

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"In December 2015, six months before his death at the age of 93, Yves Bonnefoy concluded what was to be his last major text in prose, L'écharpe rouge, translated here as The Red Scarf. In this unique book, described by the poet as "an anamnesis"--a formal act of commemoration--Bonnefoy undertakes, at the end of his life, a profoundly moving exegesis of some fragments written in 1964. These fragments lead him back to an unspoken, lifelong anxiety: "My most troubling memory, when I was between ten and twelve years old, concerns my father, and my anxiety about his silence." Bonnefoy offers an anatomy of his father's silence, and of the melancholy that seemed to take hold some years into his marriage to the poet's mother. At the heart of this book is the ballad of Elie and Hélène, the poet's parents. It is the story of their lives together in the Auvergne, and later in Tours, seen through the eyes of their son--the solitary boy's intense but inchoate experience, reviewed through memories of the now elderly man. What makes The Red Scarf indispensable is the intensely personal nature of the material, casting its slant light, a setting sun, on all that has gone before." --Amazon.com.

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"With The Red Scarf, Bonnefoy makes a breach in the past. But there is nothing merely nostalgic in this magisterial autobiographical essay." * Le Monde *

 
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