If I Were Born in Prague: Poems of Guy Jean Guy Jean

ISBN: 9780981743561

Published: September 28th 2011

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If I Were Born in Prague: Poems of Guy Jean  by  Guy Jean

If I Were Born in Prague: Poems of Guy Jean by Guy Jean
September 28th 2011 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 0 pages | ISBN: 9780981743561 | 7.78 Mb

Guy Jean is a member of the first generation of French-Canadian poets to re-discover the cultural heritage of Acadia, which Jean describes as, “a folklore truculent with daily life, local lore linked to universal legends and songs handed down fromMoreGuy Jean is a member of the first generation of French-Canadian poets to re-discover the cultural heritage of Acadia, which Jean describes as, “a folklore truculent with daily life, local lore linked to universal legends and songs handed down from generation to generation rich in 17th century tavern songs and music going back to the troubadours.” This culture was devastated by the violent British takeover of the region.

In Jean’s work the influence of this culture and history combined with the more familiar French poetics of Rimbaud and Michaux results in a work of haunting lyricism. The poems are both playful and mythic, while still seriously engaging in questions of inherited violence.In If I were born in Prague Jean’s work is beautifully re-imagined in versions by Katie Farris and Ilya Kaminsky allowing English readers an entry point into the vital work being done by one of our neighbors.



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