Yves Bonnefoy


Born
in Tours, France
June 24, 1923

Died
July 01, 2016

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Yves Bonnefoy (1923/6/24-2016/7/1) was a French poet and essayist. Bonnefoy was born in Tours, Indre-et-Loire, the son of a railroad worker and a teacher.

His works have been of great importance in post-war French literature, at the same time poetic and theoretical, examining the meaning of the spoken and written word. He also published a number of translations, most notably Shakespeare and published several works on art and art history, including Miró and Giacometti.

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More books by Yves Bonnefoy…
“Our hands full or not:
The same abundance.
Our eyes open or shut:
The same light.”
Yves Bonnefoy, The Curved Planks: Poems

“Clouds, this evening
The same as always, like thirst,
The same red dress, unfastened.
Imagine, passerby,
Our new beginnings, our eagerness, our trust.”
Yves Bonnefoy, The Curved Planks: Poems

“Unknowing, let us sleep. Chest against chest,
Our breathing mingled, hand in hand without dreams.”
Yves Bonnefoy, The Curved Planks: Poems

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