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Citizens of Beauty : Poems of Jean Sénac (Hardcover) (Jean Su00e9nac)

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Now available in English for the first time, translated by the poet Jack Hirschman, this beautiful collection of poems by the Algerian poet Jean Sénac (1926–1973) was originally published when he was forty-one. Sénac represented the hope of the new generation of Algerians who were celebrating their independence from France after 130 years of colonialism, and in the tradition of René Char and the early Albert Camus, he portrayed an Algeria whose land and people would finally sing with their own voice. Sénac celebrates revolution, love, and the body, beginning with the resonant verses: “And now we’ll sing love / for there’s no Revolution without love.” He sang, as well, of beauty: “No morning without smiling. / Beauty on our lips is one continuous fruit.”
Number of Pages: 65
Genre: Poetry
Sub-Genre: African
Series Title: African Humanities and the Arts
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Michigan State Univ Pr
Author: Jean Su00e9nac
Language: English
Street Date: April 1, 2016
TCIN: 50779135
UPC: 9781611861990
Item Number (DPCI): 248-11-2750
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