Victor Hugo Selected Poetry in French and English

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Victor Hugo Selected Poetry in French and English

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 304 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780415940757
  • DDC分類 841.7

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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.

Table of Contents

Introduction                                       xiii
from Odes and Ballads
To My Odes 3 (2)
from Orientalia
The Captive 5 (4)
Moonlight 9 (2)
The Djinns 11 (6)
Reverie 17 (2)
Rapture 19 (2)
from Autumn Leaves
The Slope of Reverie 21 (8)
Setting Suns (II) 29 (2)
Setting Suns (VI) 31 (2)
from The Songs of Daybreak
To the Column 33 (6)
from Inner Voices
To Albrecht Durer 39 (2)
`The war that scoundrel wages...' 41 (2)
The Cow 43 (2)
from Sunbeams and Shadows
`Just as in a forest's drowsy pools...' 45 (1)
Written on the pane of a Flemish window 45 (2)
Olympio's Sadness 47 (8)
Oceano Nox 55 (4)
June Nights 59 (2)
from Punishments
Memory of the Night of the Fourth 61 (2)
What the poet said to himself in 1848 63 (2)
The Expiation 65 (20)
To the People 85 (2)
Stella 87 (2)
`Blow forever, trumpets of thought...' 89 (2)
`It was raining that night' 91 (4)
From Contemplations
Former Times
`The poet goes away into the fields...' 95 (1)
My Two Daughters 95 (2)
`The clarity that fills...' 97 (2)
To Andre Chenier 99 (1)
Life in the Fields 99 (6)
Reply to an Act of Accusation 105 (10)
Vere Novo 115 (1)
The Party at Therese's 115 (6)
`Happy the man...' 121 (1)
A Stop in the Middle of a Walk 121 (4)
The Spinning Wheel of Omphale 125 (2)
Letter 127 (2)
Words Spoken in the Shadows 129 (2)
Written on the Bottom of a Crucifix 131 (1)
`Seeing her grandmother occupied spinning 131 (1)
wool...'
Magnitudo Parvi 131 (4)
Today
`I felt I had gone mad...' 135 (1)
`She had formed this habit...' 135 (2)
`She was pale...' 137 (2)
`Oh spring! oh dawn! oh memories!...' 139 (4)
Veni, Vidi, Vixi 143 (2)
`Tomorrow, at dawn...' 145 (2)
At Villequier 147 (8)
Mors 155 (2)
The Beggar 157 (2)
Words on the Dunes 159 (2)
Mugitusque Boum 161 (2)
`I paid the fisherman...' 163 (2)
Shepherds and Flocks 165 (2)
`I gathered this flower for you on the 167 (2)
hill...'
`Strophe of the poet...' 169 (2)
`A shade was waiting...' 171 (2)
`One day the solemn spirit...' 173 (1)
Clearing 173 (2)
Nomen, Numen, Lumen 175 (2)
To the One Who Stayed Behind in France 177 (20)
from Songs of the Streets and the Woods
Sowing Season. Evening 197 (1)
`The troop of children read and spell...' 197 (4)
The Lion's Midday Sleep 201 (2)
from The Horrific Year
`I'm setting out to narrate that horrific 203 (1)
year...'
On Top of Paris's Ramparts 203 (2)
1 January 205 (1)
Letter to a Woman 205 (6)
from The Art of Being a Grandfather
Open Windows 211 (1)
Jeannine Asleep (`She's asleep...') 211 (4)
from The Legend of the Centuries
Conscience 215 (2)
Boaz Asleep 217 (6)
Christ's First Encounter with the Tomb 223 (6)
The Hydra 229 (1)
Mohammed 229 (1)
The Parricide 229 (8)
The Work of the Prisoners 237 (4)
The Infanta's Rose 241 (12)
After the Battle 253 (2)
The Sister of Mercy 255 (2)
After the Battle of the Caudine Forks 257 (2)
from The End of Satan
Et Nox Facta Est 259 (2)
from All the Lyre
`The hexameter...' 261 (1)
To Theophile Gautier 261 (6)
Notes 267 (29)
Index of Titles 296 (5)
Index of First Lines 301