Hittle, Gervase Books1993 0-7734-9221-6
This is the first English translation of Lamartine's Méditations poétiques which influenced French literature by its exploration of literary forms, its close relationship with nature from which it proceeds and to which it constantly refers. This work opens new vistas upon the European Romantic Movement. Notes and commentaries offer the reader explanations of language and stylistic problems and assist the reader in developing interpretations and understanding cultural variety. The facing page format provides a ready reference for both the novice student of French literature and the Lamartine scholar.