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Hardcover, 292 pages
Published January 1st 1967 by New Directions Publishing Corporation
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Supervielle, a Frenchman who lived in Uruguay, wrote glorious poetry, but my favorite is a short story: "The Child of the Open Sea," a heartbreakingly lovely tale of a little girl in her school outfit and sabots living in a French village underneath the sea.
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Jules Supervielle (16 January 1884 – 17 May 1960) was a French poet and writer born in Uruguay.

Jules Supervielle always kept away from Surrealism which was dominant in the first half of the twentieth century. Eager to propose a more human poetry and to rejoin the real world, Supervielle rejected automatic writing (that the Surrealists very quickly gave up themselves) and the dictatorship of the un
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