The Nature of Things and Partisan of Things are translations of Le Parti Pris des Choses , first published in and a landmark of 20 th century prose poetry. Many of the poems from this seminal book appear throughout the other Ponge books in English translation, in anthologies and online. It is unlikely anyone would want to compare so many translations; better to simply learn French. Other readers of Ponge in English translation may want to explore further and may be wondering about the features of the books out there. This article is for those readers.
After , he was a frequent nominee for the Nobel Prize in Literature. Louis Aragon was born in Paris. He was raised by his mother and maternal grandmother, believing them to be his sister and foster mother, respectively. His biological father, Louis Andrieux , a former senator for Forcalquier , was married and thirty years older than Aragon's mother, whom he seduced when she was seventeen. Aragon's mother passed Andrieux off to her son as his godfather.
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