Bonnefoy, Yves

Bonnefoy, Yves

(ēv bônfwä`), 1923–2016, French poet and critic. His verse, e.g., On the Motion and Immobility of Douve (1953; tr. 1968, rev. ed. 1992), expresses a struggle to establish a concrete connection with the material world. His essays on art and literature include The Act and the Place of Poetry (1989) and studies of MiróMiró, Joan
, 1893–1983, Spanish surrealist painter. After studying in Barcelona, Miró went to Paris in 1919. In the 1920s he came into contact with cubism and surrealism.
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 and RimbaudRimbaud, Arthur
, 1854–91, French poet who had a great influence on the symbolists and subsequent modern poets, b. Charleville. A defiant and precocious youth, Rimbaud at 16 sent some poems to Verlaine, who liked his work and invited him to Paris.
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. Edited by Bonnefoy, Mythologies, a scholarly two-volume account of worldwide myths by various French authors, was published in English translation in 1991.

Bibliography

See studies by M. A. Caws (1984), J. Naughton (1984), and A. V. Williams (1990).