Philippe Jaccottet


Born
in Moudon, Switzerland
June 30, 1925

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Parmi les œuvres poétiques de langue française du XXe siècle, celle de Jaccottet est, après celle d'Henri Michaux, le sujet du plus grand nombre de thèses et de mémoires. Le nombre considérable d'articles, de livres (listés en annexe), de recueils critiques, et d'hommages dans des revues prestigieuses, témoigne de l'importance d'un poète que le critique Bruno Blanckeman considère comme en voie de devenir un classique : Poésie 1946-1967 et À la lumière d’hiver ont été inscrits au programme de l'agrégation de lettres modernes 2003-2004 ; les élèves de terminale littéraire ont pu le découvrir en marge de l'étude de son ami Yves Bonnefoy en 2005-2006, ont eu sa traduction de l'Odyssée au programme de 2009 à 2011, et son recueil À la lumière d’h ...more

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À la lumière d'hiver

3.43 avg rating — 134 ratings — published 1977 — 6 editions
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Poésie, 1946-1967

3.69 avg rating — 39 ratings — published 1971 — 2 editions
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Cahier de verdure, suivi de...

3.48 avg rating — 29 ratings — published 2003 — 6 editions
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Landscapes With Absent Figures

4.36 avg rating — 25 ratings — published 1976 — 4 editions
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Obscurity

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4.44 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 1961 — 3 editions
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Selected Poems | Philippe J...

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L'encre serait de l'ombre

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The Pilgrim's Bowl:

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وهم سبز

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Seedtime: Notebooks, 1954-79

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“All words are written in the same ink,
'flower' and 'power,' say, are much the same,
and though I might write 'blood, blood, blood'
all over the page, the paper would not be stained
now would I bleed.”
Philippe Jaccottet
tags: words

“Distances"

Swifts turn in the heights of the air;
higher still turn the invisible stars.
When day withdraws to the ends of the earth
their fires shine on a dark expanse of sand.

We live in a world of motion and distance.
The heart flies from tree to bird,
from bird to distant star,
from star to love; and love grows
in the quiet house, turning and working,
servant of thought, a lamp held in one hand.”
Philippe Jaccottet

“Desgarra de una vez como un trapo estas sombras,
engañoso mendigo, cubierto con harapos, rondador de mortajas:
es vergüenza fingir a distancia la muerte,
basta con sentir miedo cuando esto sea.
Ahora ponte una piel de sol y sal afuera
igual que un cazador contra el viento, atraviesa
como agua fresca y rápida tu vida".”
Philippe Jaccottet

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