Carnac

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Product Details

Price
$18.95  $17.62
Publisher
Bloodaxe Books
Publish Date
Pages
152
Dimensions
5.4 X 8.4 X 0.4 inches | 0.55 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781852243937
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About the Author

One of France's most important modern poets, Eugène Guillevic (1907-1997) was born in Carnac in Brittany, and although he never learned the Breton language, his personality is deeply marked by his feeling of oneness with his homeland. His poetry has a remarkable unity, driven by his desire to use words to bridge a tragic gulf between man and a harsh and often apparently hostile natural environment. For Guillevic, the purpose of poetry is to arouse the sense of Being. In this poetry of description - where entire landscapes are built up from short, intense texts - language is reduced to its essentials, as words are placed on the page 'like a dam against time'. When reading these poems, it is as if time is being stopped for man to find himself again.