Poems of Paris

Poems of Paris


Perhaps no other European city has so captured the poetic imagination as Paris. Poems of Paris spans the centuries from the Renaissance to the present, and includes a pantheon of French (and Francophone) poets - Ronsard, Deschamps, Villon, Baudelaire, Mallarmé, Verlaine, Apollinaire, Paul Eluard, Robert Desnos, Jacques Prévert, Aimé Césaire, Hédi Kaddour, to name but a few. Added to this are poems by the many visitors who have been mesmerized by Paris, some of whom made it their home - Rilke, Wilde, Cummings, Pound, Neruda, Beckett, Mandelstam, Nabokov, Rilke, Gertrude Stein, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, James Fenton... All the famous sights of Paris are touched on here, from Notre Dame to the Eiffel Tower, as are such classic Parisian themes as food and drink, art and love, and famous events from the Revolution to the Resistance.

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