Books by Louis Simpson

THE LEGACY AND THE TESTAMENT by François Villon
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"An enjoyable romp through the mind of one of France's funniest, most dissolute, and most affecting sons."
Villon, the enfant terrible of medieval France, is best known for The Legacy and The Testament, two long lyrics that he completed just before being exiled from Paris in 1462 for stabbing an attorney. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 13, 1994

"The Other Jamaicans'' (in North of Jamaica, 1972) and his novel Riverside Drive (1962)."
A meager memoir from Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Simpson (In the Room We Share, 1991, etc.). Read full book review >

A mixed bag of letters, memoir fragments, and essays from Jamaica-born, now American poet Simpson, winner of the 1963 Pulitzer and author of Three On the Tower: The Lives and Works of Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot, and William Carlos Williams and A Revolution in Taste: Studies of Dylan Thomas, Allen Ginsberg, Sylvia Hath, Robert Lowell. Read full book review >