The Table

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Product Details

Price
$12.95  $12.04
Publisher
Wakefield Press
Publish Date
Pages
104
Dimensions
4.4 X 6.9 X 0.5 inches | 0.26 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781939663245
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About the Author

Francis Ponge (1899-1988) was both a giant of French 20th-century poetry and one of its humblest practitioners. The poet of "things," he practiced a poetic contemplation--usually in the form of his own unique brand of hesitant, searching prose poem--of the everyday objects that share our existence. He did not so much reinvent the shell, cigarette, soap, pebble, sun, oyster or asparagus, as forge and share with them a new language.

Reviews

A meticulously rigorous translation of a book that adds much to Ponge's rich body of work.-- "Kirkus"
The last of Ponge's published works, and the final volume to receive an English translation, The Table invariably carries the tone of an author returning to the very heart of his vocation through the things that make his utterances possible. It is his singular achievement to have submerged so fixedly into the world of everyday objects and coaxed from it a new cosmogony of language.--Erik Morse "The Times Literary Supplement"