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Author Senac, Jean, 1926-1973.
Title Citoyens de beaute. English
Citizens of beauty : poems of Jean Senac / translated by Jack Hirschman.
Imprint East Lansing : Michigan State University Press, [2016]

Author Senac, Jean, 1926-1973.
Series African humanities and the arts
African humanities and the arts.
Subject French poetry -- Translations into English.
Alt Name Hirschman, Jack, 1933-
Description 1 online resource
Note Originally published under title: Citoyens de beaute.
Print version record.
Summary Now available in English for the first time, translated by the poet Jack Hirschman, this beautiful collection of poems by the Algerian poet Jean Snac (1926-1973) was originally published when he was forty-one. Snac represented the hope of the new generation of Algerians who were celebrating their independence from France after 130 years of colonialism, and in the tradition of Ren Char and the early Albert Camus, he portrayed an Algeria whose land and people would finally sing with their own voice. Snac celebrates revolution, love, and the body, beginning with the resonant verses: "And now we'll sing love / for there's no Revolution without love." He sang, as well, of beauty: "No morning without smiling. / Beauty on our lips is one continuous fruit."
Contents Introduction -- Citizens of Beauty -- Arbatache -- The Night of Doubt -- Words with Walt Whitman -- Summoning the Diwan of the Pier -- Brahim, the Generous -- An Island against Death.
ISBN 9781609174859 (electronic bk.)
1609174852 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 946161924
Additional Format Print version: Senac, Jean, 1926-1973. Poems. Selections. English. Citizens of beauty. East Lansing : Michigan State University Press, 2016 9781611861990 (DLC) 2015017729 (OCoLC)910621812

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