Complete Poems

By: Cendrars, Blaise; Ron Padgett (translator)

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A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. 392 pages. Smells a bit of nag champa incense. Bilingual edition in French and English. Translated by Ron Padgett. Introduction by Jay Bochner.


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Blaise Cendrars was a pioneer of modernist literature. The full range of his poetry-from classical rhymed alexandrines to "cubist" modernism, and from feverish, even visionary, depression to airy good humor-offers a challenge no translator has accepted until now.

Here, for the first time in English translation, is the complete poetry of a legendary twentieth-century French writer. Cendrars, born Frederick Louis Sauser in 1887, invented his life as well as his art. His adventures took him to Russia during the revolution of 1905 (where he traveled on the Trans-Siberian Railway), to New York in 1911, to the trenches of World War I (where he lost his right arm), to Brazil in the 1920s, to Hollywood in the 1930s, and back and forth across Europe.

With Guillaume Apollinaire and Max Jacob he was a pioneer of modernist literature, working alongside artist friends such as Chagall, Delaunay, Modigliani, and L ger, composers Eric Satie and Darius Milhaud, and filmmaker Abel Gance. The range of Cendrars's poetry-from classical rhymed alexandrines to "cubist" modernism, and from feverish, even visionary, depression to airy good humor-offers a challenge no translator has accepted until now.

Title: Complete Poems

Author: Cendrars, Blaise; Ron Padgett (translator)

Categories: Poetry,

Publisher: Berkeley, University of California Press: 1992

ISBN Number: 0520065808

ISBN Number 13: 9780520065802

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Type: Poetry

Seller ID: 148654

Keywords: Modernist Poet, Blaise Cendrars, Ron Padgett, French poet, binlingual Edition,