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Dreaming the Miracle: Three French Prose Poets: Max Jacob, Jean Follain, Francis Ponge

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Baudelaire laid the foundations for prose poetry as a genre in the 19th century, but it wasn’t until the avant garde movement in the first half of the 20th century that the prose poem began a widespread emergence on the international scene. The three poets in this volume were major factors in this emergence. Max Jacob (1876–1944), a writer of surrealist cubist fables; Fran ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published February 1st 2002 by White Pine Press
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Shane Dupuy
Feb 24, 2016 Shane Dupuy rated it really liked it
I don't know what these people are talking about. Ponge is incredible. Of course, Jacob is the most immediately accessible and fun.
Andrew
Jacob and Follain stand out, and this anthology has led me to purchase single volumes of their work.

Ponge...well, perhaps someday I'll give him another shot with a new translator. Individual poems of his work here and there.
Rauan
Jul 08, 2009 Rauan rated it it was amazing
anyone interested in prose poetry should get this book.... Ponge is not quite for me. But Follain and Jacob, quite differently, very much so.

And really nice introductions....
David Grasse
Jul 24, 2013 David Grasse rated it really liked it
The prose-poems of Jean Follain made the whole book worth reading. Looking forward to reading more of his works.
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Shelves: did-not-finish
read Follain.
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