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Together Still

Translated by Hoyt Rogers.
The international community of letters mourned the recent death of Yves Bonnefoy, universally acclaimed as one of France’s greatest poets of the last half century. A prolific author, he was often considered a candidate for the Nobel Prize and published a dozen major collections of poetry in verse and prose, several books of dream-like tales, and numerous studies of literature and art. His oeuvre has been translated into scores of languages, and he himself was a celebrated translator of Shakespeare, Yeats, Keats, and Leopardi.

Together Still is his final poetic work, composed just months before his death. The book is nothing short of a literary testament, addressed to his wife, his daughter, his friends, and his readers throughout the world. In these pages, he ruminates on his legacy to future generations, his insistence on living in the present, his belief in the triumphant lessons of beauty, and, above all, his courageous identification of poetry with hope.

80 pages | 5 1/2 x 7 3/4 | © 2017

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"Undoubtedly one of the major French poets of the last six decades. . . . Illuminating and deeply moving."

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Table of Contents

TOGETHER STILL
 
URSA MAJOR
What’s that Sound?
And that, Again?
Ursa Major
Farther, Higher!
Yes, Hello?
You, Again!
Star Seven
 
THE BARE FOOT
Inside, Outside?
The Milky Way
The Bare Foot, the Things
Voices in the Treetops
 
TOGETHER MUSIC AND MEMORY
 
POEMS FOR TRUPHÉMUS
The Room, the Garden
A Café
The Paintings
Other Paintings
Light, in an Empty Room
 
BRIEFWEGE
After the Fire
Nisida
Briefweg, in Warbende
 
PERAMBULANS IN NOCTEM
I
In the Painter’s Studio
The Translator’s Task
The Walk in the Forest
Hours in This Journal I Don’t Keep
 
II
Arms that Open
At the Dawn of Time
In the Other Trunk
The Other Stairway
The Low Door
So Many Good Things!
Perambulans in Noctem
 
Bibliographic Notes
In Memoriam: A Translator’s Note
 

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