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Selected Poems - Dupin, Jacques, and Auster, Paul (Translated by), and Caws, Mary Ann (Introduction by)
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Jacques Dupin (1927-2012) was born in Privas in the Ardeche. Images of the harsh mineral nakedness of his native countryside run through the whole of his work and figure a fundamental existential nakedness. Dupin was an ascetic who liked the bare and the simple. His poetry is sad, wise and relentlessly honest. He speaks in our ear, as if at once close and far off, to tell us what we knew: 'Neither passion nor possession'. He was a poet and art critic, and a formidable authority on the work of Miro and Giacometti. This ...

Selected Poems 1992, Bloodaxe Books Ltd, Tyne and Wear

ISBN-13: 9781852242343

Bilingual 'facing page' edition