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Paperback, 143 pages
Published February 1st 1982 by New Directions
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Christopher
Of all the poets who have won the Nobel Prize for Literature, the 1960 Nobel laureate Saint-John Perse (1887-1975) is one of the least read today. It was only through the composers Elliott Carter and Kaija Saariaho, who have written music inspired by his poetry, that I discovered the man. Yet, he is a fascinating figure, whose poetric voice is completely unlike that of his peers in 20th-century France. Mary Ann Caws has done a great service here by assembling selections from all Perse's works, i...more
Adam
Painfully bad. Painful because there are a couple of great lines early on that led me to keep plowing through for more.

I borrowed this book from the library because I read Bradbury reference Perse in an interview. I don't know. I'm baffled.
K.
1. I bought this by accident - thought I was getting Saint-Pol-Roux, who is delicious.
2. Full of pompous and vague statements that mean nothing.
3. Never trust the Nobel Prize for literature.
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Saint-John Perse, pseudonym for Alexis Saint-Léger Léger, came from an old Bourguignon family which settled in the French Antilles in the seventeenth century and returned to France at the end of the nineteenth century. Perse studied law at Bordeaux and, after private studies in political science, went into the diplomatic service in 1914. There he had a brilliant career. He served first in the Peki...more
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