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Jacqueline Risset

Born in Besancon, France in 1936, Jacqueline Risset has published many books of poetry as well as literary essays. She was one of the editors of Tel Quel, and is well-known for her translations of Dante's Commedia (1985-90, fifth edition 2006). Her most recent book is Traduction et memoire poetique, Dante, Sceve, Rimbaud, Proust which won the Award of the Academie Francaise in 2007. She teaches French literature and is President of Centro di Studi Italo-francesi at the Universita degli Studi di...See more