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Yves Bonnefoy (born June 24, 1923) is a French poet and essayist. Bonnefoy was born in Tours, Indre-et-Loire, the son of a railroad worker and a teacher.

His works have been of great importance in post-war French literature, at the same time poetic and theoretical, examining the meaning of the spoken and written word. He has also published a number of translations, most notably Shakespeare and published several works on art and art history, including Miró and Giacometti.

He studied mathematics and philosophy at the Universities of Poitiers and the Sorbonne university in Paris. After the Second World War he travelled in Europe and the United States and studied art history. From 1945 to 1947 he was associated with the Surrealists in Paris (a short-lived influence that is at is strongest in his first published work, Traité du pianiste (1946)). But it is with the highly personal Du mouvement et de l'immobilité de Douve (1953) that Bonnefoy found his voice and that his name first came to public notice. Bonnefoy's style is remarkable for the deceptive simplicity of his vocabulary. Starkness of expression is combined with a deeply-ingrained sensuality and a longing for an (unattainable) 'other place', which comes to define human experience. In 1967 he joined with André du Bouchet, Gaëtan Picon, and Louis-René des Forêts to found L'éphemère, a journal of art and literature. Although it is his poetry that has made him a prominent figure in 20th century world literature, he has written a great number of essays on art in general, and pictorial art in particular. In this regard, L'Arriere-Pays ('The Hinterland', or 'The Land Beyond', 1972) occupies a pivotal place in his work. He has taught literature at a number of universities in Europe and in the USA (Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts (1962—64), Centre Universitaire, Vincennes (1969—1970), Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Princeton University, New Jersey; Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, University of Geneva, University of Nice (1973—1976), University of Provence, Aix (1979—1981) and Graduate School, City University of New York (from 1986)). In 1981, following the death of Roland Barthes, he was given the chair of comparative study of poetry at the Collège de France. He has been awarded a number of prizes throughout his creative life, most notably the Prix des Critiques in 1971, the Balzan Prize (for Art History and Art Criticism in Europe), the Prix mondial Cino Del Duca in 1995 and Franz Kafka Prize in 2007. His name is regularly mentioned among the prime favourites for the Nobel Prize.

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Total Books: 138
The Poems
2018 - The Poems [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781784100759
ISBN-10: 1784100757
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Together Still
2017 - Together Still [The French List] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780857424242
ISBN-10: 0857424246
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction
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Poetry and Photography
2017 - Poetry and Photography [The French List] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780857424259
ISBN-10: 0857424254
Genres: Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction
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Ursa Major
2016 - Ursa Major [The French List] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780857423740
ISBN-10: 0857423746
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Anchor's Long Chain
2015 - The Anchor's Long Chain [Seagull Books - The French List] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780857423023
ISBN-10: 0857423029
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Rue Traversire
2015 - Rue Traversire [Seagull Books - The French List] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780857422279
ISBN-10: 0857422278
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Digamma
2014 - The Digamma [Seagull Books - The French List] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780857421838
ISBN-10: 0857421832
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Present Hour
2013 - The Present Hour [Seagull Books - The French List] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780857421630
ISBN-10: 0857421638
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Second Simplicity New Poetry and Prose 1991-2011
2013 - Second Simplicity New Poetry and Prose 1991-2011 [The Margellos World Republic of Letters - English and French Edition] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780300198188
ISBN-10: 0300198183
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Giacometti
2012 - Giacometti [Compact - Master Artists] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9782080201041
ISBN-10: 2080201042
Genre: Arts & Photography
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The Arriere-pays With a new Preface by Yves Bonnefoy Introduction and Notes by Stephen Romer
Osservazioni sul disegno Il disegno e la voce
2012 - Osservazioni Sul Disegno Il Disegno E La Voce (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788896529027
ISBN-10: 8896529026
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Alberto Giacometti
2011 - Alberto Giacometti (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9782843233005
ISBN-10: 2843233003
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Diccionario de mitologas
2010 - Diccionario De Mitologas (Other)
ISBN-13: 9788408092681
ISBN-10: 8408092685
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L'opera poetica Testo francese a fronte
2010 - L'opera Poetica Testo Francese a Fronte (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9788804594284
ISBN-10: 8804594284
Genre: Nonfiction
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Rimbaud Speranza e lucidit
2010 - Rimbaud Speranza E Lucidit (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9788860364432
ISBN-10: 8860364434
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences
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Ce qui alarma Paul Celan
2007 - Ce Qui Alarma Paul Celan [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782718607436
ISBN-10: 2718607432
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ALLIANCE DE LA POSIE ET DE LA MUSIQUE
2007 - Alliance De La Posie Et De La Musique [L'] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782718607443
ISBN-10: 2718607440
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The Curved Planks Poems / A Bilingual Edition
2007 - The Curved Planks Poems / a Bilingual Edition (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780374530754
ISBN-10: 0374530750
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Secret de la penultieme
2006 - Secret De La Penultieme (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782914490146
ISBN-10: 2914490143
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Shakespeare and the French Poet
2004 - Shakespeare and the French Poet (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780226064420
ISBN-10: 0226064425
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2001 - Le Coeur-espace [1945-1961] (Paperback)
1998 - Chillida Eduardo Reperes 69 [French Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
1997 - Ecrivains De Toujours Rimbaud [French Edition] (Paperback)
1996 - New and Selected Poems [Poetry Pleiade] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1985 - Poems 1959-1975 [English and French Edition] (Paperback)Hardcover
1967 - Miro' (Hardcover)
Concordance Poems [Studies in French Literature] (Hardcover)
Things Dying Things Newborn Selected Poems [The Journals of Pierre Menard] (Paperback)
L'improbable Suivi De Un Reve Fait a Mantoue [Collection Idees - French Edition] (Paperback)
L'arriere-pays [Collection Poesie - French Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
Sur Un Sculpteur Et Des Peintres [Carnets - French Edition] (Paperback)
Recits En Reve [French Edition] (Paperback)
Le Pote Et [French Edition] (Paperback)
Entretiens Sur La Poesie [Langages - French Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
La Nube Roja [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)