Selected Poems of Andre Chedid
|Author: ||Cochran, Judy|
This bilingual translation and study of selected poems of Andrée Chedid includes the original poems in French and English, and an introductory essay. Chedid authored 27 volumes of poetry, and won prestigious prizes in Europe, but is known in the US only for fiction. The author/translator met with Chedid in Paris, and corresponded with her on the production of this volume.
"Cochran has translated selections from Chedid's poetic oeuvre (1949-86) and highlights several of the themes that have been sustained throughout that literary itinerary: the dual country. . . but also women's liberation and individual liberty, the travails of a war-torn Beirut, and the power of words and the integrity of language to evoke those compelling issues. The poems are elegantly translated from the French, and the volume includes a brief biographical preface and literary and critical introduction. Recommended for all libraries, especially those with significant poetry collections." - Choice