Questioning the view that the work is not representative of the poet's mature accomplishment, Suzanne Nash argues that the revisionary process involved in its creation led Valery to reflect on problems fundamental to poetic production and thus provided inspiration for all his later poetry.
Originally published in 1983.
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Table of Contents:
- FrontMatter, pg. i
- ACKNOWLEDGMENTS, pg. vii
- CONTENTS, pg. ix
- INTRODUCTION, pg. 1
- PART ONE. REFLECTIONS ON WRITING, pg. 19
- PART TWO. THE TRANSFORMATIVE DRAMA OF THE "ALBUM DE VERS ANCIENS", pg. 113
- CONCLUSION, pg. 269
- APPENDIX, pg. 275
- BIBLIOGRAPHY, pg. 317
- INDEX, pg. 323
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