Selected Poetry

Forsideomslag
Psychology Press, 2002 - 305 sider
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.

Steven Monte presents more than eighty poems in translation and in the original French, taken from the earliest poetic publications of the 1820's, through collections published during exile, to works published in the years following Hugo's death in 1883. 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 undiscovered.
 

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from Odes et Ballades 1822 1823 1824 1826 1828
2
from Odes and Ballads
3
from Les Feuilles dautomne 1831
20
from Autumn Leaves
21
from Les Chants du crépuscule 1835
32
from The Songs of Daybreak
33
from Les Voix intérieures 1837
38
from Inner Voices
39
Aujourdhui 18431855
134
Today
135
À Celle qui est restée en France
176
To the One Who Stayed Behind in France
177
from Les Chansons des rues et des bois 1865
196
from LAnnée Terrible 1872
202
from The Horrific Year
203
from LArt dêtre grand père 1877
210

from Les Rayons et les ombres 1840
44
from Sunbeams and Shadons
45
from Les Châtiments 1853
60
from Punishments
61
from Les Contemplations 1856
94
from Contemplations
95
from The Art ofBeinga Grandfather
211
from La Fin de Satan 1886
258
from The End ofSatan
259
Notes
267
Index ofTitles
296
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Om forfatteren (2002)

Victor Hugo was born in Besançon, France on February 26, 1802. Although he originally studied law, Hugo dreamed of writing. In 1819, he founded the journal Conservateur Litteraire as an outlet for his dream and soon produced volumes of poetry, plays, and novels. His novels included The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Les Miserables. Both of these works have been adapted for the stage and screen many times. These adaptations include the Walt Disney version of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and the award-winning musical sensation Les Miserables. In addition to his literary career, Hugo also held political office. In 1841, he was elected to the Academie Francaise. After political upheaval in 1851, he was exiled and remained so until 1870. He returned to Paris in 1871 and was elected to the National Assembly, though he soon resigned. He died on May 22, 1885.

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