Filled with devotion and lust, sensuality and eroticism, fevers and overtures, these poems showcase some of the most passionate verses in the French language. From the classic sixteenth-century love sonnets of Louise Lab? and Maurice Sc?ve to the piercing lyricism of the Romantics and the dreamlike compositions of the Surrealists, French Love Poems is the perfect, seductive gift for anyone who makes your heart flutter. This collection includes poems by Guillaume Apollinaire, Charles Baudelaire, Claude Cahun, Ren? Char, Marceline Desbordes-Valmore, Paul ?luard, Louise Lab?, St?phane Mallarm?, Anna de Noailles, Joyce Mansour, Arthur Rimbaud, Paul Verlaine, and many others; as well as translations by Mary Ann Caws, Robert Duncan, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Denise Levertov, Ezra Pound, Kenneth Rexroth, Frederick Seidel, Richard Sieburth, and William Carlos Williams.



ISBN: 9780811225595
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 100
Publication Date: 26 Jul 2016
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication City, Country: New York, United States
Dimensions (cm): 15.2(H) x 10.4(L) x 1(W)
Weight (gm): 89



"Bring glory to the love-drunk folks at home!" -- Charles Baudelaire "The only reality is Beauty and its only perfect expression is Poetry. All the rest is a lie." -- Stephane Mallarme


Author Biography

Tynan Kogane is an editor at New Directions.
French Love Poems

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