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ISBN-10: 0819575801
ISBN-13: 9780819575807
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Publish Date: 12/01/2015
Dimensions: 8.90" L, 6.00" W, 0.70" H

Azure: Poems and Selections from the Livre

Translator: Blake Bronson-Bartlett
Translator: Robert Fernandez

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Price: $17.95

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A vibrant new translation of a modernist poet

During his lifetime, Stéphane Mallarmé (1842 – 1898) was recognized as one of the greatest living French poets. He wrote extensively on themes of reality and his desire to turn away from it, marrying form and content in revolutionary ways that departed drastically from the more tightly controlled French tradition. Despite his status as one of the first modernists, much of Mallarmé’s radicalism has been lost in translation. Finally, in this new collection by Blake Bronson-Bartlett and Robert Fernandez, the magic and mastery of form and diction, so striking in Mallarmé’s French verse, comes to life in English. Drawing from Poésies (1899), Un coup de dés (A Cast of Dice), and the Livre (the Book–the overarching conceptual work left unfinished at the death of the poet), this collection captures Mallarmé’s true linguistic brilliance, bringing the poems into our current history while retaining the music, playfulness, and power of the originals.

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In the latter part of Azure, Bronson-Bartlett and Fernandez venture into the darkest patch of the Mallarméan forest–the notes that he made toward his projected 'great work' (usually called the 'Livre'). This is the first extended English translation of the notes, and they carry mystification to the breaking point.–Alex Ross, New Yorker

In the latter part of Azure, Bronson-Bartlett and Fernandez venture into the darkest patch of the Mallarméan forest–the notes that he made toward his projected 'great work' (usually called the 'Livre'). This is the first extended English translation of the notes, and they carry mystification to the breaking point.–Alex Ross, New Yorker

Bronson-Bartlett and Fernandez not only showcase Mallarmé's poetic sensibility, genius, beauty and skill, but their own as well.–Diane Goodman, American Book Review
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ISBN-10: 0819575801
ISBN-13: 9780819575807
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Publish Date: 12/01/2015
Dimensions: 8.90" L, 6.00" W, 0.70" H
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