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Emile Verhaeren: Poems

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Emile Verhaeren: Poems

by Emile Verhaeren

Bilingual English / French edition

Translated and Selected by Will Stone

Part of our Arc Classics: New Translations of Great Poets of the Past series edited by Jean Boase-Beier

Dubbed the 'European Walt Whitman', Emile Verhaeren is a pro-European idealist, whose poetry explores his overriding notion of mankind advancing to a promised land where vital creative energies and new technology could combine to produce a more progressive human strain, a hope ignominiously swept away by the industrial brutality of the First World War. And yet, to return to the poetry of Verhaeren now is to reappraise a master poet who consistently exhibits a sublime visionary gift as well as his all too contemporary human vulnerability in some of the most tender and beautiful love poems ever written.

978-1904614-69-2 (pbk)
978-1906570-09-5 (hbk)
Published January 2014

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