Despair has wings

Jouve, Pierre Jean, Gascoyne, David and Scott, Roger (2007) Despair has wings. Enitharmon Press, London, UK. ISBN 9781904634409

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Scott’s comprehensive essay, which prefaces Section One, is the first detailed treatment in English or French, of Gascoyne’s lifelong engagement with the work of his friend and mentor, Jouve. Here, Scott seeks to emphasise that their meeting in 1938 marked a significant turning-point for Gascoyne and was crucial to the development of his own poetry and philosophy. He began translating Jouve’s poems towards the end of the 1930’s, when Blanche Reverchon-Jouve became his analyst. Previously published and uncollected translations are included in Section One together with a significant number of Scott’s transcriptions of drafts and worksheets retrieved from different notebooks. Section Two assembles Gascoyne’s translations of important essays by Jouve and Bernard Groethuysen. Appendix A comprises three articles on Jouve by Gascoyne, drafts of published and unpublished poems and relevant letters in English and French. Appendix B includes facsimiles of the letters and handwritten draft translations

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: French poetry
Subjects: W800 Imaginative Writing
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Humanities
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Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 29 May 2008 13:38
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 08:38

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