Poems (Collected Works of Paul Valéry, Volume 1) (Princeton Legacy Library)

Poems (Collected Works of Paul Valéry, Volume 1) (Princeton Legacy Library)

Paul Valéry


Poems starting from "La Jeune Parque" and "Le Cimetière marin" to occasional and light-weight verse written as letters to neighbors, dedications in books, and inscriptions on ladies' fanatics reveal the extensive scope of Valéry's lyric preoccupation. The bilingual variation, with David Paul's English translations dealing with the French texts, contains the autobiographical "Recollection," quoted lower than, and excerpts on poetry, chosen and translated from Valéry's notebooks through James Lawler.

Paul Valéry grew to become to the self-discipline of poetry in the course of the First international battle, to flee from the "commotion of an international long gone mad." "I shaped myself a poetry," he wrote, "that had no different legislation than to set up for me a fashion of residing with myself, for part of my days.”

Originally released in 1971.

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