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Ursa Major (Hardcover) (Yves Bonnefoy)

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Yves Bonnefoy is one of the greatest living voices of contemporary French poetry. In this, his sixth book published by Seagull Books, he explores in profound new ways the mysteries of human consciousness. Readers find snatches of conversations—overheard, dropped without any possible conclusion—each pregnant with half-hidden, half-visible meaning. Limpid, punctuated with silences, the poems ofUrsa Major are like stones picked up, turned over and set back down on the edge of life.“Countless voices traverse us; endless, almost, as the meanders of dreams or the starry scintillations of summer nights. Only listen, and a few words rise from the murmur, referring to precise things, making allusions one would like to understand, offering opinions perhaps worth mulling over.”With these words Bonnefoy introduces the collection, newly available in English by the master translator Beverly Bie Brahic. This deeply moving sequence of prose poems invites readers to attend to the multitudinous voices that carry on their conversations within us, to trust them—“just as on summer nights we would lie down in the grass of the meadow, behind our houses, to go forth among the millions of stars with a feeling of falling.”
Number of Pages: 50
Genre: Poetry
Series Title: The French List
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Author: Yves Bonnefoy
Language: English
Street Date: January 15, 2017
TCIN: 51701790
UPC: 9780857423740
Item Number (DPCI): 248-28-9200
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