André du Bouchet: Poetic Forms of Attention

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This first monograph in English on the major French author Andre du Bouchet (1924-2001) examines temporal forms in his writing, encompassing his prose and verse poetry, translations, art writing, essays and notebooks. The book proposes a reading of Du Bouchet's work that shows the contribution poetic writing can make to critical debates on attention in literature, arguing that through temporal form his work nuances understandings of attention and distraction, and reveals the importance of writing and reading poetry to the tolerance of uncertainty.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLeiden
Number of pages229
ISBN (Electronic)9789004432888
ISBN (Print)9789004427143
Publication statusPublished - 6 Aug 2020

Publication series

NameCollection Monographique Rodopi en Litterature Francaise Contemporaine


  • Du Bouchet
  • poetry
  • attention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)


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