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Citizens of beauty : poems of Jean Sénac / translated by Jack Hirschman.

By: Sénac, Jean, 1926-1973.
Contributor(s): Hirschman, Jack, 1933- [translator.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: African humanities and the arts: Publisher: East Lansing : Michigan State University Press, [2016]Copyright date: © 2016Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781609174859; 1609174852; 9781628952605; 1628952601; 9781628962604; 1628962607.Uniform titles: Citoyens de beauté. English Subject(s): French poetry -- Translations into EnglishAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Citizens of beauty.DDC classification: 841/.914 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook. 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 Sňac (1926-1973) was originally published when he was forty-one. Sňac 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. Sňac 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."
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Originally published under title: Citoyens de beauté.

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Now available in English for the first time, translated by the poet Jack Hirschman, this beautiful collection of poems by the Algerian poet Jean Sňac (1926-1973) was originally published when he was forty-one. Sňac 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. Sňac 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."

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Jean Sénac is considered one of the most important poets from Algeria.

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