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An essential, vibrant collection of masterful translations by one of the finest poets at work today

Collected French Translations: Poetry,half of a long-awaited two-volume collection of translations by America's foremost living poet, surveys John Ashbery's lifelong love of French poetry. Beginning in 1955, Ashbery spent nearly a decade in France, working as an art critic i
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Hardcover, 464 pages
Published April 8th 2014 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (first published April 1st 2014)
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Collected French Translations: Poetry is half of a two-volume collection of translations by esteemed American poet, John Ashbery. Ashbery's lifelong engagement with French literature has spanned nearly eighty years, and when read together, this two-volume collection gives Ashbery's impressive career as a translator the attention it deserves. Most recently, at age eighty-four, he published his 2011 translation of Rimbaud's collected prose poems, Illuminations. Volume I of his Collected French Tra ...more
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John Ashbery was born in Rochester, New York, in 1927. He earned degrees from Harvard and Columbia, and he traveled as a Fulbright Scholar to France in 1955. Best known as a poet, he has published more than twenty collections, most recently A Worldly Country (Ecco, 2007). His Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror (Viking, 1975) won the three major American prizes: the Pulitzer, the National Book Award, ...more
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