Collected French Translations: Prose by John Ashbery

By John Ashbery

Creation via Rosanne Wasserman and Eugene Richie

An crucial, bright number of masterful translations via one of many best poets at paintings at the present time

Collected French Translations: Prose, the second one quantity in a landmark two-volume choice of John Ashbery’s translations, specializes in prose writing. Ashbery’s personal prose writings and engagement with prose writers—through translations, essays, and criticism—have had a profound influence at the cultural panorama of the earlier part century. This booklet offers his models of, between others, the vintage French fairy story “The White Cat” by way of Marie-Catherine d’Aulnoy, in addition to works via such leading edge masters as Raymond Roussel and Giorgio de Chirico. listed below are all of Roussel’s files to function an summary and extracts from his Impressions of Africa; decisions from Georges Bataille’s darkly erotic first novella, L’abbé C; Antonin Artaud’s correspondence with the author Jacques Rivière; Salvador Dalí on Willem de Kooning’s paintings; Jacques Dupin on Giacometti; and key theoretical and conceptual texts by means of Odilon Redon, Jean Hélion, Iannis Xenakis, and Marcelin Pleynet. a number of of those twenty-nine prose items, through seventeen fiction writers, playwrights, artists, musicians, and critics, are formerly unpublished or were lengthy unavailable. Many are sleek classics, comparable to Pierre Reverdy’s Haunted condo. This ebook offers clean perception into the variety of French cultural impact on Ashbery’s lifestyles and paintings in literature and the humanities.

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