ARAGON: Poet of the French Resistance by

ARAGON: Poet of the French Resistance

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A testament to the French novelist and poet -- who during the years of France's defeat and occupation became the leading literary contributor and organizer of the French underground resistance, polemicist as well as artist. The editors have included both biographical material and a representation of the various genres he has used, in his wartime role:- articles, a short story, criticism, handbill, and a liberal selection of poems of the war years as his principal aesthetic contribution. The poems, translated by Rolfe Humphziez, Louis MacNeice, Malcolm Cowley -- have lost little in translation. They combine artistry and direct emotion, and represent perhaps the finest in French literature today... For an intellectual market, chiefly.

Pub Date: Oct. 25th, 1945
Publisher: Duell, Sloan & Pearce