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Now back in print, this collection of poems by one of the most popular and best-loved poets in France, whose famous poem "Liberte" was dropped on French towns by the RAF during World War II. This bilingual edition contains a representative selection of poems from different periods and different aspects of his vast output.
Paperback, Bilingual (English-French; Anglais-Français), 157 pages
Published April 1st 1988 by Calder Publications (first published 1950)
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Rosa Ramôa
Jan 01, 2015 Rosa Ramôa rated it really liked it
De Primeiro em Primeiro de Maio


Como da mesma árvore sendo as folhas
Nós somos reunidos por vento sufocante
Miséria é a noite e a guerra dilúvio
Do espelho que nos estendem apenas resta o chumbo

E não é só de ontem mas de sempre que ousam
Votarem-nos ao nada a nós jovens de novo
A cada beijo terno como a cada manhã
Nós que tiramos do futuro nossa luz

Os nossos amos têm marcas de um céu que é falso
Nós nossa força é nua é única e primeira
P'ra sempre no futuro nós sobre a terra os homens
E só suportaremos o
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Imen Benyoub
Jan 28, 2016 Imen Benyoub rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry
L'AMOUREUSE

Elle est debout sur mes paupières
Et ses cheveux sont clans les miens,
Elle a la forme de mes mains,
Elle a la couleur de mes yeux,
Elle s'engloutit clans mon ombre
Comme une pierre sur le ciel.

Elle a toujours les yeux ouverts
Et ne me laisse pas dormir.
Ses rêves en pleine lumière
Font s’évaporer les soleils,
Me font rire, pleurer et rire,
Parler sans avoir rien a dire.
Ipsita Debashree
Jan 07, 2017 Ipsita Debashree rated it it was amazing
This was exactly what I needed after a disastrous semester whose results would be equally (if not more) catastrophic. I'm just surprised at the cloak of obscurity surrounding the poet and his works. Paul Éluard is a poet who celebrates the essence of being human, of being alive and of the endless possibilities surrounding life. Even though many poems in this collection were published during or after the Second World War, yet instead of being patriotic, these poems recognize the universal signifi ...more
Alex Obrigewitsch
Oct 04, 2016 Alex Obrigewitsch rated it really liked it
Perhaps the beauty and power of Eluard's poetry stems from its simplicity. Poetry is not about grand images and complex symbols. Poetry is about expressing life, and through poetry to propel life excessively into its coming future. It needs no monumental figures or language, but only those of life in all its simplicity, for "poetry is in life" (23). Seeking to speak for the silenced, the language "of a woman, a child, a lunatic" (23), poetry opens up language and in so doing also opens us up as ...more
L.B.
Mar 17, 2016 L.B. rated it liked it
Shelves: poesia
"Y por el poder de una palabra,
vuelvo a recomenzar mi vida.
Yo nací para conocerte,
para nombrarte

Libertad."

(Libertad)

Citas: http://hechaensilencio.blogspot.com.a...
Speranza
Apr 09, 2016 Speranza rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle, poetry
Beauty created for the happy
Beauty you run a great risk

Those hands crossed on your knees
Are an assassin’s implements

This mouth singing aloud
Serves as a beggar’s bowl

And this cup of pure milk
Becomes the breast of a whore.

Zohour
Sep 15, 2013 Zohour rated it really liked it
" للقصائد دائماً هوامش بيضاء كبيره هوامش من الصمت تحترق فيها الذاكره لتعيد خلق هذيان بلا ماضِ"
Greta
Dec 17, 2015 Greta rated it liked it
I tell of what I see
What I know
What is true.
metaphor
Oct 01, 2013 metaphor rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry
To say that for so long man has made man fear
And made fear the birds he bore within his head.
Pamela Rahn
Sep 04, 2015 Pamela Rahn rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry
Acercandome a Eluard con esta antologia, es uno de esos poetas precisos, capaces de construir versos muy tiernos y a la vez muy viscerales. Me quedo con ganas de el.
سلمى  الشمّري
" the voice of Eluard
will sound like the voice of a close friend."


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Paul Éluard was the pen name of Eugène Émile Paul Grindel. French poet, a founder of Surrealism with Louis Aragon and André Breton among others, one of the important lyrical poets of the 20th century. Éluard rejected later Surrealism and joined the French Communist Party. Many of his works reflect the major events of the century, such as the World Wars, the Resistance against the Nazis, and the po ...more
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