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Introduction to French Poetry: A Dual-Language Book (Dover Dual Language French) [Paperback]

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28 Mar 2003 Dover Dual Language French
Immerse yourself in great poetic tradition — works by Villon, Ronsard, Voltaire, Lamartine, Hugo, Mallarm\u00e9, Verlaine, Rimbaud, Apollinaire, Saint-John Perse, Eluard and many more. Full texts in French with literal English translation on facing pages. Critical, biographical information on each poet. Introduction. 31 black-and-white illustrations.

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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.; New edition edition (28 Mar 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0486267113
  • ISBN-13: 978-0486267111
  • Product Dimensions: 21.5 x 13.7 x 1.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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5.0 out of 5 stars great as a gift 27 Oct 2013
By Davyman
I got this for a french friend, well put tpgether book and the poetry is rather gpod for old french!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Poetry but difficult when read in french 30 Mar 2000
By Kim Dilda - Published on
Dual language books, like this, are great ways to improve on language skills. I found this book to be a great way to improve my french comprehension. Poetry is difficult to read in foreign languages, even with dictionaries, because the images are often abstract and very hard to understand with using only the actual definitions of words. So with this book, having the english translation next to it was a great way to help my french, help my understanding of larger images, and enjoy the poetry itself. The poetry is beautiful. I really recommend this book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A survey of French poetry and a fun way to hone Frenchskills 18 Feb 2005
By Nicholas Soucy - Published on
This is a thin volume, but in it is a wonderful little collection of mini-bios and examples of the works of excellent French poets. As the title implies, the poems are in French on the left pages, and in English on the opposite sides.

Honestly, even if you aren't enthralled by poetry, this is a practical way to familiarize yourself with some colloquial (albeit sometimes antiquated) French language.

This is a cheap item ($7.00), and worthy of collection. The intro even has a brief lesson in metrical arrangement patterns.

I think this book serves well to illustrate how beautiful the French langague can be, especially when artfully manipulated by such historical talents as Victor Hugo and Voltaire.

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3.0 out of 5 stars Good, but could have been more thorough 11 Feb 2006
By D. Miess - Published on
Maybe this book's purpose is do be as concise as possible and give people a taste of French poetry. However, I thought that it could have delved a little further into certain writers and perhaps, created a fuller picture. However, from someone who bought the book a year and a half ago, it is wonderful to learn more about world literature and has certainly helped me do juist that.
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5.0 out of 5 stars French Poetry 2 Jan 2008
By J. J. Cabere - Published on
An excellent tool for French-English speakers or English-French speakers who are interested in French poetry. The book gives a great overview of some of France's brightest minds in poetry from Voltaire to Baudelaire. A great tool to have in any French classroom or Francophile home as well. Enjoi.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fine little introduction to French poetry 17 Sep 2009
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This book is pretty darn erudite, and has a nice selection given the brevity of the volume. The artless, straightforward translations are totally useful.
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