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Ursa Major

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Yves Bonnefoy is one of the greatest living voices of contemporary French poetry. In this, his sixth book published by Seagull Books, he explores in profound new ways the mysteries of human consciousness. Readers find snatches of conversations--overheard, dropped without any possible conclusion--each pregnant with half-hidden, half-visible meaning. Limpid, punctuated with silences, the poems of Ursa Major are like stones picked up, turned over and set back down on the edge of life."Countless voices traverse us; endless, almost, as the meanders of dreams or the starry scintillations of summer nights. Only listen, and a few words rise from the murmur, referring to precise things, making allusions one would like to understand, offering opinions perhaps worth mulling over." With these words Bonnefoy introduces the collection, newly available in English by the master translator Beverly Bie Brahic. This deeply moving sequence of prose poems invites readers to attend to the multitudinous voices that carry on their conversations within us, to trust them--"just as on summer nights we would lie down in the grass of the meadow, behind our houses, to go forth among the millions of stars with a feeling of falling."

About the author

Yves Bonnefoy (1923-2016) is recognized as the greatest French poet of the past fifty years. By the time of his death, he had published eleven major collections of poetry in verse and prose, several books of tales, and numerous studies of literature and art.

Product details

Authors Yves Bonnefoy, Yves Bonnefoy
Assisted by Beverley Bie Brahic (Translation), Beverly Bie Brahic (Translation)
Publisher Seagull Books London Ltd
Languages English
Product format Hardback
Released 28.02.2017
EAN 9780857423740
ISBN 978-0-85742-374-0
No. of pages 72
Dimensions 210 mm x 170 mm x 16 mm
Weight 238 g
Series French List
SB-The French List
French List
SB-The French List
The French List - (Seagull titles CHUP)
Subject Fiction > Poetry, drama

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