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Selected Poems By Victor Hugo

Selected Poems by Victor Hugo

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An English, French dual translation of poems by Victor Hugo.

Selected Poems Summary

Selected Poems by Victor Hugo

This generous, varied selection of poems by one of France's best-loved and most reviled poets is presented with facing originals, detailed notes, and a lively introduction to the author's life and work. Victor Hugo's novels "Les Miserables" and "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" (thanks to musicals and films they have inspired) are his most familiar works, but he invested his most sustained creative energy in his poems. From the beginning they commanded a wide popular and critical audience in France. Steven Monte presents more than 80 poems, taken from the earliest poetic publications of the 1820s, through collections published during exile, to works published in the years following Hugo's death in 1883. Here are all the wonderful, inevitable anthology pieces such as "Tomorrow, at dawn..." and "Boaz Asleep", as well as less-known work like "Letter" and "Open Windows". The introduction provides helpful background information about Hugo's life and work, the selection, and what is involved in translating a poet whose effortless rhymes are central to the poetry's power. Detailed notes at the back of the volume offer information about the poems and their publishing and historical contexts. This is an ideal introduction to a poet whose work, for all its renown, remains for Anglophone readers an undiscovered country.

About Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo, born in 1802, was one of France's best-loved and most reviled poets. Although his novels Les Miserables and The Hunchback of Notre Dame (thanks to musicals and films they have inspired) are his most familiar works, he invested his most sustained creative energy in his poems. From the beginning they commanded a wide popular and critical audience in France. After a distinguished career he died in 1885.

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GOR005429107
9781857545395
1857545397
Selected Poems by Victor Hugo
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Carcanet Press Ltd
2001-09-27
316
N/A
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