Gustaf Sobin

Gustaf Sobin

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Gustaf Sobin (November 15, 1935 - July 7, 2005) was a U.S.-born poet and author who spent most of his adult life in France. Originally from Boston, Sobin attended the Choate School, Brown University, and moved to Paris in 1962. Eventually he settled in the village of Goult, Provence, where he remained for over forty years, publishing more than a dozen books of poetry, four novels, a children's story, and two compilations of essays. Sobin maintained his expatriate status until his death in July, 2005 of pancreatic cancer at the age of 69. After studies with Ren Char, Gustaf Sobin developed a poetic style that relies heavily on assonance and consonance, as well as other methods of the sonic organization of speech. He published many books across different genres: fiction, essays, and translations (including a translation of Henri Michaux's Ideograms in China, a prose poem about Chinese orthography). More recent translations include The Brittle Age and Returning Upland, two volumes from Char's work of the mid to late 1960's that Sobin chose to translate in full, published posthumously in 2009, side by side with Char's French text.show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 141g
  • Culp Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135918354
  • 9786135918359