Pocket Poets Number 9
Jacques Prevert

Translated by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Selected Poems

In the years immediately following World War II, Jacques Prévert spoke directly to and for the French who had come of age during the German Occupation. First published in 1946 by Les Editions de Minuit, a press with its origins in the Underground, PAROLES met with enormous success, and there were several hundred thousand copies in print by the time these first translations in English were published by City Lights in 1958.

Today Prévert speaks out in a voice still attuned to our times, for the human condition (which is always his focus) has not changed. In fact, man's inhumanity to man would seem to have intensified, making these poems ever more touching, ever more prescient.

Title Paroles
Subtitle Pocket Poets Number 9
Author Jacques Prevert
Translated by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Language French
Publisher City Lights Publishers
BISAC Subject Heading POE000000 POETRY
Title First Published 01 June 1958
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 159 p.
ISBN-10 0872860426
ISBN-13 9780872860421
Publication Date 01 June 1958
Main content page count 159
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $11.95

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