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Paul Claudel

Paul Claudel (1868-1955) was the author of numerous plays including Le Pain dur and Le Soulier de satin, and several volumes of poetry, the most famous of which is Five Great Odes. James Lawler is a translator and scholar of modern French poetry, especially that of the Symbolists. Most recently he wrote "Poetry and Moral Dialectic: Baudelaire's "Secret Architecture.""