By Paul Valéry
Simply poetry is twin language
James R. Lawler's dependent creation bargains with Valéry's matters and his effect, and in addition with serious interpretations of his paintings. the amount starts with "The night with Monsieur Teste" (1896), from the recognized "anti-novel" Monsieur Teste, for whose translation Jackson Mathews acquired the nationwide ebook Award in 1974. It contains such extraordinary essays because the "Introduction to the strategy of Leonardo da Vinci," "The challenge of Mind," and "Poetry and summary Thought."
The value of Valéry's prose poetry has only in the near past been famous, and a variety is gifted the following. There also are ten of his best-known poems in verse, between them "La Jeune Parque" and "Le Cimetiere Marin," with the French texts dealing with the English translations by means of David Paul. The anthology closes with dialogues, one courting from the twenties, the opposite from 1943; which reveal the play of ideas--the highbrow power and grace--that are attribute of Valéry's paintings as a whole.
"There will be no distinction of opinion in this selection of Mr. Lawler as editor: he's the main eminent of the Valéry students this day, the wisest, and the main modest. If is creation is superb, evidently impeccably expert, suggestive, and well-written."--Henri Peyre
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