Into the Deep Street: Seven Modern French Poets 1938-2008

Into the Deep Street: Seven Modern French Poets 1938-2008

Paperback Language: English / French

By (author) Jean Follain, By (author) Henri Thomas, By (author) Philippe Jaccottet, Edited by Jennie Feldman, Edited by Stephen Romer, Translated by Jennie Feldman, Translated by Stephen Romer

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  • Publisher: ANVIL PRESS POETRY
  • Format: Paperback | 336 pages
  • Language: English / French
  • Dimensions: 138mm x 214mm x 28mm | 422g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0856464163
  • ISBN 13: 9780856464164
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Sales rank: 410,757

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This collection of French poetry includes work from Jean Follain to Gilles Ortlieb. What links these poets is an acute awareness of the existential instant in both its inward workings and also, crucially, in its outwardness - in the street, on the move.

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Jennie Feldman studied French at Oxford. Her selection of poems by the French poet Jacques Reda, Treading Lightly, was published by Anvil in 2005 as was her highly praised first collection, The Lost Notebook. A former award-winning producer and presenter of radio documentaries, she also translates Hebrew poetry and teaches creative writing. She lives in Jerusalem. Stephen Romer was born in 1957 and educated at Cambridge. He has been senior lecturer ("Maitre de conferences") at the University of Tours since 1991. He has translated widely from modern and contemporary French poetry, and his anthology 20th Century French Poems (Faber) was published in 2003. The author of four collections of poetry, his latest, Yellow Studio, appeared in 2008.