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Like Bits of Wind : Selected Poetry and Poetic Prose 1974-2014 (Hardcover) (Pierre Chappuis)

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One of the central figures from a remarkable generation of French-language poets, Pierre Chappuis has thus far only been represented in English translation in fragments: a few poems here and there in magazines, online reviews, and anthologies.Like Bits of Wind rights that wrong, offering a generous selection of Chappuis’s poetry and prose from the past forty years, drawn from several of his books. In these pages, Chappuis delves into long-standing questions of the essence of life, our relationship to landscape, the role of the perceiving self, and much more. His skeletal, haiku-like verse starkly contrasts with his more overtly poetic prose, which revels in sinuous lines and interpolated parentheticals. Together, the different forms are invigorating and exciting, the perfect introduction for English-language readers.
Number of Pages: 371
Genre: Poetry
Sub-Genre: Continental European
Series Title: Swiss List
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Author: Pierre Chappuis
Language: English
Street Date: July 15, 2016
TCIN: 51096252
UPC: 9780857423382
Item Number (DPCI): 248-15-4400
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