Collected Works of Paul Valery, Volume 2: Poems in the Rough

Collected Works of Paul Valery, Volume 2: Poems in the Rough

PAUL VALÉRY
Translated by Hilary Corke
With an Introduction by Octave Nadal
Copyright Date: 1969
Pages: 354
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    Collected Works of Paul Valery, Volume 2: Poems in the Rough
    Book Description:

    Includes some of Valéry's finest strokes of imagination,Broken Stories; some of his wittiest observations,Mixtures, Poems in the Rough; and even two of his great poems,Parables and The Angel-all written in the form of prose.

    Originally published in 1970.

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    eISBN: 978-1-4008-7308-1
    Subjects: Language & Literature

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-iv)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. v-x)
  3. Introduction
    (pp. xi-2)
    OCTAVE NADAL

    For a long time nothing about Valéry seemed to me more obvious than his predilection and his genius for the verse poem. To my mind, the intensity, the purity, the uniqueness ofLa Jeune Parque, Le Cimetière marin, Le Serpent,made this entirely clear. Rightly or not, it was in these poems that I found him most “changed into himself,” for I have always thought of the invention of form as the essence of the creative act. The sign, too, of its authenticity, and in fact I know of no other. To me it is wholly apparent that every truly...

  4. Parables
    (pp. 3-7)
  5. In Praise of Water
    (pp. 8-11)
  6. The Anagogical Revelation
    (pp. 12-13)
  7. The Angel
    (pp. 14-16)
  8. MIXTURE
  9. POEMS IN THE ROUGH
  10. MOMENTS
  11. BROKEN STORIES
  12. ODDS AND ENDS
  13. MINIATURES
  14. EARLY PIECES
  15. VARIETY
  16. APPENDIX: From the Notebooks
    (pp. 273-306)
  17. NOTES
    (pp. 307-323)
  18. Back Matter
    (pp. 324-324)