Collected French Translations: Prose

Collected French Translations: Prose


An crucial, vivid number of masterful translations via one of many most interesting poets at paintings at the present time

Collected French Translations: Prose, the second one quantity in a landmark two-volume choice of John Ashbery's translations, specializes in prose writing. Ashbery's personal prose writings and engagement with prose writers―through translations, essays, and criticism―have had a profound effect at the cultural panorama of the prior part century. This booklet offers his types of, between others, the vintage French fairy story "The White Cat" by way of Marie-Catherine d'Aulnoy, in addition to works via such leading edge masters as Raymond Roussel and Giorgio de Chirico. listed here are all of Roussel's Documents to function an Outline and extracts from his Impressions of Africa; choices from Georges Bataille's darkly erotic first novella, L'abbé C; Antonin Artaud's correspondence with the author Jacques Rivière; Salvador Dalí on Willem de Kooning's artwork; Jacques Dupin on Giacometti; and key theoretical and conceptual texts via Odilon Redon, Jean Hélion, Iannis Xenakis, and Marcelin Pleynet. a number of of those twenty-nine prose items, through seventeen fiction writers, playwrights, artists, musicians, and critics, are formerly unpublished or were lengthy unavailable. Many are glossy classics, akin to Pierre Reverdy's Haunted House. This e-book presents clean perception into the variety of French cultural impression on Ashbery's existence and paintings in literature and the arts.

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