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Letters

Letters

TRANSLATED AND EDITED BY ARTHUR J. KNODEL
SAINT-JOHN PERSE
Copyright Date: 1979
Pages: 748
https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt7ztvrq
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    Letters
    Book Description:

    Presented here in English translation are letters selected for publication by the poet himself, shortly before his death, from his wide correspondence with famous writers and public figures such as W. H. Auden, Francis and Katherine Biddle, Paul Claudel, Joseph Conrad, E. E. Cummings, Mina Curtiss, T. S. Eliot, André Gide, Dag Hammarskjöld, Archibald MacLeish, Jean Paulhan, Jacques Riviére, Igor Stravinsky, Allen Tate, and Paul Valéry.

    Originally published in 1979.

    ThePrinceton Legacy Libraryuses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

    eISBN: 978-1-4008-5640-4
    Subjects: Language & Literature, History

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-iv)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. v-vi)
  3. INTRODUCTION
    (pp. vii-xxii)
    Arthur J. Knodel

    In an unpublished letter to Archibald MacLeish dated February 21, 1967, Alexis Leger, better known in the world of letters as St.-John Perse, wrote:

    From Paris I’m being asked to make a selection from my personal letters to be published along with a critical edition of my [poetical] works in the collection of the Classics of the Bibliothèque de la Pleiade (Gallimard), and I am at the moment supposed to track down whatever letters I can get hold of that I wrote during my long period of exile in America. Might you, by chance, have kept a few of my...

  4. CHRONOLOGY AND ABBREVIATIONS
    (pp. xxiii-xxiv)
  5. LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
    (pp. xxv-xxvi)
  6. Early Letters

    • LETTERS TO GUSTAVE-ADOLPHE MONOD (1906-1911)
      (pp. 3-36)
    • LETTERS TO JACQUES RIVIÈRE (1909-1922)
      (pp. 37-112)
    • LETTERS TO ALAIN-FOURNIER (1911-1912)
      (pp. 113-114)
    • LETTERS TO PAUL CLAUDEL (1906-1914)
      (pp. 115-138)
    • LETTERS TO GABRIEL FRIZEAU (1907-1909)
      (pp. 139-178)
    • LETTERS TO FRANCIS JAMMES (1906-1912)
      (pp. 179-191)
    • LETTERS TO ANDRÉ GIDE (1910-1914)
      (pp. 192-221)
    • LETTERS TO VALERY LARBAUD (1911-1925)
      (pp. 222-250)
    • LETTER TO GASTON GALLIMARD (1924)
      (pp. 251-252)
  7. Letters from Asia

    • LETTER TO PHILIPPE BERTHELOT
      (pp. 255-264)
    • LETTERS TO ALEXANDRE CONTY
      (pp. 265-276)
    • LETTERS TO PAUL VALÉRY
      (pp. 277-281)
    • LETTER TO DOCTOR BUSSIÈRE
      (pp. 282-283)
    • LETTER TO JULES DAMOUR
      (pp. 284-289)
    • LETTERS TO MADAME AMÉDÉE SAINT-LEGER LEGER (1917-1921)
      (pp. 290-363)
    • LETTER TO JOSEPH CONRAD
      (pp. 364-370)
    • LETTER TO A EUROPEAN LADY
      (pp. 371-374)
    • LETTER TO GUSTAVE-ADOLPHE MONOD
      (pp. 375-375)
    • LETTER TO JACQUES RIVIÈRE
      (pp. 376-376)
    • LETTER TO GUSTAVE-CHARLES TOUSSAINT
      (pp. 377-381)
    • LETTER TO ANDRÉ GIDE
      (pp. 382-384)
    • [Illustrations]
      (pp. None)
  8. Letters from Exile

    • LETTERS TO MRS. FRANCIS BIDDLE (1940-1957)
      (pp. 387-428)
    • LETTERS TO FRANCIS BIDDLE (1942-1965)
      (pp. 429-439)
    • LETTERS TO MRS. ROBERT WOODS BLISS (1948-1953)
      (pp. 440-443)
    • LETTERS TO ARCHIBALD MACLEISH (1940-1960)
      (pp. 444-478)
    • LETTERS TO ROGER CAILLOIS (1942-1955)
      (pp. 479-506)
    • LETTERS TO ALLEN TATE (1944-1960)
      (pp. 507-526)
    • LETTERS TO MAX-POL FOUCHET (1947-1948)
      (pp. 527-536)
    • LETTERS TO LOUIS-MARCEL RAYMOND (1947-1966)
      (pp. 537-543)
    • LETTERS TO ADRIENNE MONNIER (1948)
      (pp. 544-550)
    • LETTERS TO ANDRÉ GIDE (1948-1949)
      (pp. 551-568)
    • LETTERS TO PAUL CLAUDEL (1948-1950)
      (pp. 569-580)
    • LETTER TO JULES SUPER VIELLE (1949)
      (pp. 581-582)
    • LETTERS TO JEAN PAULHAN (1949-1966)
      (pp. 583-602)
    • LETTERS TO G.-JEAN AUBRY (1949)
      (pp. 603-608)
    • LETTERS TO Τ. S. ELIOT (1949-1958)
      (pp. 609-614)
    • LETTER TO Ε. Ε. CUMMINGS (1949)
      (pp. 615-616)
    • LETTERS TO W. H. AUDEN (1949-1958)
      (pp. 617-618)
    • LETTERS TO MRS. HENRY TOMLINSON CURTISS (ΜΙΝΑ CURTISS) (1951-1959)
      (pp. 619-649)
    • LETTERS TO ALAIN BOSQUET (1951-1955)
      (pp. 650-657)
    • LETTERS TO PIERRE GUERRE (1956-1964)
      (pp. 658-659)
    • LETTER TO HENRI PEYRE (1956)
      (pp. 660-661)
    • LETTER TO MONSIEUR HUGUES LE GALLAIS (1957)
      (pp. 662-665)
    • LETTERS TO DAG HAMMARSKJÖLD (1958-1960)
      (pp. 666-670)
    • LETTER FOR MARK VAN DOREN (1959)
      (pp. 671-672)
    • LETTER TO ANDRÉ ROUSSEAUX (1959)
      (pp. 673-673)
    • LETTER TO MARIA MARTINS (1960)
      (pp. 674-676)
    • LETTER TO JUAN JOSÉ CASTRO (1960)
      (pp. 677-678)
    • LETTER TO MADAME KUMAR NEHRU (1961)
      (pp. 679-679)
    • LETTERS TO IGOR STRAVINSKY (1958-1962)
      (pp. 680-682)
  9. INDEX
    (pp. 683-720)
  10. Back Matter
    (pp. 721-721)