The Nature of Things

The Nature of Things

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Poetry. Translated from the French by Lee Fahnestock. First published in 1942 and considered the keystone of Francis Ponge's work, Le parti pris de choses appears here in its entirety. It reveals his preoccupation with nature and its metaphoric transformation through the creative ambiguity of language. "My immediate reaction to Lee Fahnenstock's translation was: this must certainly be 'Ponge's voice in English'...[She] gives us his tones, rhythms, humor...[and] maneuvers his word play with respect and unostentatious discretion"--Barbara Wright, translator of Queneau, Pinget, Sarraute.
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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 139.7 x 215.9 x 6.35mm | 85.28g
  • New Jersey, United States
  • French
  • 0873760808
  • 9780873760805
  • 554,624

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