Paul Verlaine: A Bilingual Selection of his Verse

Paul Verlaine: A Bilingual Selection of his Verse
Nicolas Valazza, Samuel N. Rosenberg
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Verlaine’s famous works are presented here alongside poems never previously translated into English, including neglected political works and prison pieces only recently brought to light, which reveal social, homoerotic, and even pornographic inspirations. The poems are organized not by collections and date of publication but by themes and time of composition. This innovation, along with Valazza’s extensive supporting materials, will help the curious student or scholar explore the master poet’s work in the context of his troubled life: from the beginning of his literary career among the Parnassians to his affair with Rimbaud and the end of his marriage, his time in prison, and his bohemian lifestyle up to his death in 1896.



Paul Verlaine: A Bilingual Selection of His Verse. Translated by Samuel N. Rosenberg, and Edited by Nicolas Valazza.  Penn State University Press, 2019