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Paroles: Selected Poems (City Lights Pocket Poets Series, #9) Jacques Prévert

Paroles: Selected Poems (City Lights Pocket Poets Series, #9)

Jacques Prévert

Published January 1st 2001
ISBN : 9780872860421
Paperback
159 pages
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 About the Book 

In the years immediately following World War II, Jacques Prévert spoke directly to and for the French who had come of age during the German Occupation. First published in 1946 by Les Editions de Minuit, a press with its origins in the Underground, Paroles met with enormous success, and there were several hundred thousand copies in print by the time these first translations in English were published by City Lights in 1958.Today Prévert speaks out in a voice still attuned to our times, for the human condition (which is always his focus) has not changed. In fact, mans inhumanity to man would seem to have intensified, making these poems ever more touching, ever more prescient.