Zone Selected Poems

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‘Zone’ is the fruit of poet-translator Ron Padgett’s 50-year engagement with the great French poet’s life and work. ‘Zone’ provides an exciting experience of the full range of Apollinaire’s poetry, from his traditional lyric verse to his avant-garde calligrammatic pieces, from often-anthologized classics to hitherto-untranslated gems, from visionary poems of cosmic breadth to a poem about his shoes. This volume includes an introduction by Peter Read, the finest Apollinaire scholar in the English-speaking world, as well as a preface, helpful endnotes, and an annotated bibliography by Padgett. Each translation is accompanied by the original French text.

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Zone is the fruit of poet-translator Ron Padgett’s fifty-year engagement with the work of France’s greatest modern poet. This bilingual edition of Apollinaire’s poetry represents the full range of his achievement from traditional lyric verse to the pathbreaking visual poems he called calligrams, from often-anthologized classics to hitherto-untranslated gems, from poems of cosmic breadth to a poem about his shoes. Including an introduction by the distinguished scholar Peter Read, helpful endnotes, a preface, and an annotated bibliography by Padgett, this new edition of Apollinaire stands out not only for its compact and judicious selection of the essential poems but also as the work of an important American poet. The Washington Post has said, “No praise can be too high for Ron Padgett’s translations.”

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Weight 0.181 kg
Dimensions 17.7 × 11.5 × 1.8 cm
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Cover

Hardback

Pages

xxxiv, 251

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

841.912 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K