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Sonnets of the Resistance and Other Poems

By (author) Jean Cassou
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Arc Publications, Lancs, United Kingdom
Published: 24th Feb 2005
Dimensions: w 216mm h 210mm d 10mm
Weight: 500g
ISBN-10: 1900072890
ISBN-13: 9781900072892
Barcode No: 9781900072892
Jean Cassou wrote the thirty-three sonnets which Aragon admired so much and which form the first part of this collection in a Vichy prison between December 1941 and February 1942, in the dark, half a sonnet per night, committed to memory and only written down when a few days before his provisional release he was allowed some books, a pencil and some sheets of paper. Through his fine and thoughtful translation of these sonnets and a selection of Cassou's later poems, Timothy Ades gives us the opportunity of discovering an unfamiliar - and now historical - poetic voice.

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