Price: U.S. $19.95
Series No.: SMC 121
ISBN: 1-55713-272-0, Pages: 132
French Literature, Poetry
A Sun & Moon title.
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One of the most noted of French poets writing today, Henri Deluy explores the various aspects of love in this major collection of poetry, first published in French in 1994. The love of love, of gestures, of smells, of the activities of the body, of the taste of food and alcohol, of the sea, of the ebb and flow of politics, of voluptuousness itself--these and others serve as subjects for Deluy's greatest loves: the love of writing, of the order and disorders of poetry, of the flavor of words. Carnal Love represents both a sensual and intellectual passion for the living and the dead. English-language readers will discover in the first translation of this great French poet a truly original voice that encompasses the ordinary and the unusual, the banal and the magical simultaneously.
Author of "L" ou "Taimer''; Les Mille; Peinture pour Raquel; La Substitution; Premieres suites, and other books of poetry, Deluy lives outside Paris.