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The Anchor's Long Chain

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"The Anchor" "s Long Chain" is an indispensable addition to Yves Bonnefoy s "oeuvre." First published in France in 2008, "The"Anchor" "s Long Chain" enriches and consolidates earlier work, but also innovates, notably with its unprecedented sequence of almost nineteen sonnets. These combine the strictness characteristic of the sonnet (fourteen lines, here distributed over two quatrains and two tercets) with freedom (no rhymes, varying line lengths, fragmented images). Compressed, emotionally powerful, allusive, they are also autobiographical in glimpses. Small but monumental, fragmentary but searching for an elusive wholeness, using deceptively plain words, Bonnefoy conjures up a life s eternal questions. Longer, discursive poems, including the title poem s meditation on a prehistoric stone circle and a legend about a ship, are also part of this volume, as are a number of poetic prose pieces in which Bonnefoy, like several of his great French predecessors, excels."


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Authors Yves Bonnefoy
Assisted by Beverley Bie Brahic (Translation)
Publisher Sea Boating
Languages English
Product format Hardback
Released 15.10.2015
EAN 9780857423023
ISBN 978-0-85742-302-3
No. of pages 112
Dimensions 146 mm x 206 mm x 8 mm
Weight 249 g
Series SB-The French List
Seagull Books - The French Lis
The French List
SB-The French List
The French List - (Seagull titles CHUP)
Subject Fiction > Poetry, drama

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