L'Imitation de Notre-Dame la Lune

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L'Imitation de Notre-Dame la Lune (The Imitation of Our Lady the Moon) (1885) is a collection of poems by the French poet Jules Laforgue. It is dedicated to Gustave Kahn and "to the memory of little Salammbô, priestess of Tanit". It contains the following twenty-two poems:

  • "Un mot au Soleil pour commencer"
  • "Litanies des premiers quartiers de la lune"
  • "Au large"
  • "Clair de lune"
  • "Climat, faune et flore de la lune"
  • "Guitare"
  • "Pierrots"
  • "Pierrots (On a des principes)"
  • "Pierrots (Scène courte mais typique)"
  • "Locutions des Pierrots"
  • "Dialogue avant le lever de la lune"
  • "Lunes en détresse"
  • "Petits mystères"
  • "Nuitamment"
  • "États"
  • "La lune est stérile"
  • "Stérilités"
  • "Les linges, le cygne"
  • "Nobles et touchantes divagations sous la lune"
  • "Jeux"
  • "Litanies des derniers quartiers de la lune"
  • "Avis, je vous prie"

English translations[edit]

Selections from L'Imitation have been translated by William Jay Smith and Graham Dunstan Martin, and in its entirety by Peter Dale.

References[edit]

  • Laforgue, Jules (1956). Selected Writings of Jules Laforgue. Trans. William Jay Smith. New York: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Laforgue, Jules (1999). Jules Laforgue: Selected Poems. Trans. Graham Dunstan Martin. Penguin. ISBN 0-14-043626-X.
  • Laforgue, Jules (2001). Poems. Trans. Peter Dale. London: Anvil Press. ISBN 0-85646-322-1.

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