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French Love Poems



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In 1853, bursting with emotion, Charles Baudelaire confessed to his muse Madame Sabatier: "Sometimes, I can find relief only in composing verses for you." Is there any better way of expressing feelings of passion and longing than with poetry? The French have excelled at this, resulting in a rich tradition of love poetry: theirs is the language of love. Filled with devotion and lust, sensuality and eroticism, fever and overture, these poems showcase some of the most passionate verses in the French language. From the classic sixteenth-century love sonnets of Louise Labe, to the piercing lyricism of the Romantics, to the dreamlike compositions of the love-drunk Surrealists, French Love Poems is the perfect, seductive gift for the one who makes your heart flutter. This collection includes poems by Louise Labe, Charles Baudelaire, Stephane Mallarme, Paul Valery, Paul Eluard, Albertine Sarrazin, and many others.

Product code: 9780811225595

ISBN 9780811225595
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H152xW104xS10
On Sale Date 29/07/2016
No. Of Pages 100
Publisher New Directions Publishing Corporation
Inspired by the great tradition of French love poetry, New Directions presents a beautiful, small gift edition, dedicated to what makes the world go round.