Alcools: Poems (Wesleyan Poetry) (Paperback)

Alcools: Poems (Wesleyan Poetry) By Guillaume Apollinaire, Donald Revell (Translator) Cover Image

Alcools: Poems (Wesleyan Poetry) (Paperback)


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A new translation of this complex and beautiful poetry.

Alcools, first published in 1913 and one of the few indispensable books of twentieth- century poetry, provides a key to the century's history and consciousness. Champion of "cubism", Guillaume Apollinaire (1880-1918) fashions in verse the sonic equivalent of what Picasso accomplishes in his cubist works: simultaneity. Apollinaire has been so influential that without him there would have been no New York School of poetry and no Beat Movement. This new translation reveals his complex, beautiful, and wholly contemporary poetry. Printed with the original French on facing pages, this is the only version of this seminal work of French Modernism currently available in the United States.

DONALD REVELL recently became Writer-in Residence and Professor of English at the University of Utah. Winner of a Guggenheim and two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, his most recent Wesleyan book is Beautiful Shirt (1994).
Product Details ISBN: 9780819512284
ISBN-10: 0819512281
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Publication Date: August 25th, 1995
Pages: 185
Language: English
Series: Wesleyan Poetry