By Paul Valéry
In simple terms poetry is twin language
James R. Lawler's dependent advent bargains with Valéry's matters and his impression, and likewise with severe interpretations of his paintings. the quantity starts with "The night with Monsieur Teste" (1896), from the recognized "anti-novel" Monsieur Teste, for whose translation Jackson Mathews bought the nationwide publication Award in 1974. It comprises such remarkable essays because the "Introduction to the tactic of Leonardo da Vinci," "The obstacle of Mind," and "Poetry and summary Thought."
The significance of Valéry's prose poetry has only in the near past been well-known, and a range is gifted the following. There also are ten of his best-known poems in verse, between them "La Jeune Parque" and "Le Cimetiere Marin," with the French texts dealing with the English translations by means of David Paul. The anthology closes with dialogues, one courting from the twenties, the opposite from 1943; which reveal the play of ideas--the highbrow energy and grace--that are attribute of Valéry's paintings as a whole.
"There might be no distinction of opinion in this collection of Mr. Lawler as editor: he's the main eminent of the Valéry students at the present time, the wisest, and the main modest. If is creation is great, evidently impeccably trained, suggestive, and well-written."--Henri Peyre