Poems
Poems

Poems

Translated by Anthony Costello, By Alain Fournier, Translated by Anthony Howell, Translated by Anita Marsh

POETRY

144 Pages, 5.25 x 8.5

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Publication Date: January 2017

ISBN 9781784103125

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Overview

Alain-Fournier, the pseudonym of Henri-Alban Fournier, had a brief but significant literary career as the author of Le Grand Meaulnes (1913), which today is considered a classic of French literature. Killed during the First World War as an army lieutenant at the age of just twenty-seven, most of his writing was published posthumously, including his poems, essays, letters, and the notes on his second novel Colombe Blanchet which remained unfinished due to his untimely death. In this collection, the beloved French writer's poems are made available in English for the first time.

Author Biography

Anthony Costello is a writer and poetry event organizer. His first poetry collection, The Mask, was published by Lapwing Publications in 2014. His second, Angles & Visions, (High Window Press) was published in 2016. He is currently working on a nonfiction book about artists and their physicians. Anthony is co-editor and associate publisher at The High Window Press. lain-Fournier was the pseudonym of Henri-Alban Fournier, a French author and soldier. He was the author of a single novel, Le Grand Meaulnes (1913), which has been twice filmed and is considered a classic of French literature. In 1914, Alain-Fournier started work on a second novel, Colombe Blanchet, but this remained unfinished when he joined the Army as a lieutenant in August. He died fighting near Vaux-les-Palameix (Meuse) one month later, on 22 September 1914. His body remained unidentified until 1991, at which time he was interred in the cemetery of Saint-Remy-la-Calonne. Most of the writing of Alain-Fournier was published posthumously: Miracles (a volume of poems and essays) in 1924, his correspondence with Jacques Riviere in 1926 and his letters to his family in 1930. His notes and sketches for Colombe Blanchet have also been published. Anthony Howell was born in 1945. A former dancer with the Royal Ballet and subsequently a performance artist – he founded the Theatre of Mistakes 1974 – he has always been as active in literature as he has in movement. He has published several collections of poems and two novels. During 2002–7 he taught creative writing in prisons. He lives in London. Anita Marsh studied English & French at Southampton University. She worked as a language assistant in Belgium, a translator for BNP Paribas, and a senior bookseller in London. Anita had a lifelong love of the French language and French Literature and spent the last year of her life living in France translating the poems of Alain-Fournier. Anita passed away in October 2013.
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