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Wry-Blue Loves: "Les Amours jaunes" and Other Poems (Poetica) [Paperback]

Tristan Corbière , Peter Dale

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1 Jun 2005
The chronically invalid son of a robust sea-captain and novelist father, Tristan Corbiere (1845-75) published one book of verse and was virtually unheard of in his lifetime. He is an informal formalist, delighting in clashing registers of diction and outrageous puns. With pervasive self-mocking humour, his poems combine a hopeless love, a grounded sea-fever, a ferocious ironic compassion and a savage sympathy with dogs and underdogs. As Peter Dale writes in his introduction: 'Above all, he is his own man, able to resist the blandishments of literary theory, social expectations, and the mollifications of religion.' The book contains the entire "Les Amours jaunes" and a selection of Corbiere's uncollected poems.

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  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Anvil Press Poetry; Bilingual edition (1 Jun 2005)
  • Language: French, English
  • ISBN-10: 0856463779
  • ISBN-13: 978-0856463778
  • Product Dimensions: 23 x 16 x 3 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 766,380 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'Corbiere is hard-bitten, perhaps the most poignant poet since Villon, in very much Villon's manner.'Ezra Pound

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Peter Dale worked as a secondary school teacher before becoming a freelance writer in 1993. He was co-editor of the poetry journal 'Agenda' for many years. Well known for his translations from Dante, Jules Laforgue and Francois Villon, Dale is also an accomplished poet in his own right: Anvil published his new and selected poems, 'Edge to Edge' in 1996 and his most recent collection, 'Under the Breath' in 2002.

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4.0 out of 5 stars interesting but not profound 15 Jan 2007
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According to the introduction written by the translator , Corbiere was never appreciated until after his death. Corbiere uses formal poetic structutre with rhyme in most of his poems with strange oppositions and unique language that is wholly his own. . A few of his poems are misanthropic and Ezra Pound has compared him to Villon in that regard. But the prime message that that remains with the reader is his humor and his sympathy with underdogs and humanity. There are about ten poems that I would like to read again but many are not impessive.
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