Collected French Translations: Poetry – John Ashbery


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The first volume of a momentous two-volume gathering of translations by America’s greatest living poet represents Ashbery’s lifelong engagement with French poetry. His poetry translations include Martory, Baudelaire, Mallarm√©, Pierre Reverdy, Max Jacob, Arthur Cravan and Yves Bonnefoy. The development of modern French poetry – by way of the movements of Romanticism, Symbolism, Dadaism and Surrealism – emerges through Ashbery’s chronology.