The Anchor's Long Chain

Translated by Beverley Bie Brahic
₹450.00 $21.00

First published in France in 2008, The Anchors Long Chain is an indispensable addition to Yves Bonnefoy oeuvre. Enriching Bonnefoy’s earlier work, the volume includes an unprecedented sequence of nineteen sonnets which combine the strictness of the form with the freedom to vary line length and create evocative fragments.

Longer, discursive pieces, including the title poem’s meditation on a prehistoric stone circle and a legend about a ship, are also part of this volume, as are a number of poetic prose pieces in which Bonnefoy, like several of his great French predecessors, excels. Long-time fans will find much to praise here, while newer readers will quickly find themselves under the spell of Bonnefoy’s powerful, discursive poetry.

'Few exceptions of contemporary French letters deserve the attention of the rading public in America more than Bonnefoy. . . . His writings are an important lighthouse on the contemporary cultural coastline.' Hudson Review

ISBN: 9780857423023
Pages: 112
Publication Year: October, 2015
Size: 5.5" x 7.75"
Rights: UCP
Format: Hardback
Shipping: Shipping rates will be calculated at checkout and will depend on your location.

If you are ordering from India, your order will be shipped from Seagull Books, Calcutta.

If you are ordering from the US or the UK or anywhere else in the world, your order will be shipped from the University of Chicago Press' distribution centre, Chicago.

Please note: For customers paying in currencies other than Indian rupee or US dollar, prices will be calculated according to the currency conversion rate at the time of purchase and may vary from the printed price.