Emblems of Desire

Selections from the Delie of Maurice Sceve

By Maurice Sceve; Richard Sieburth (Editor); Richard Sieburth (Translator)
(Archipelago Books, Paperback, 9780977857654, 224pp.)

Publication Date: July 2007

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A forgotten masterpiece of French poetry, " Emblems of Desire" is a selection of 449 love poems first published in Lyons in 1544. Full of passionate ironies and charged obscurity, ScEve is considered a sixteenth-century MallarmE. His oblique self-portraiture laid the groundwork for many contemporary poets. This edition is accompanied by fifty emblems created by the author. The illustrations and Latin mottoes contained within each emblem offer poignant, and often witty, responses to his poems.



About the Author
Richard Sieburth is Professor of French and Comparative Literature, New York University. His translations include Friedrich Hoelderlin's Hymns and Fragments, Michel Leiris's Nights as Day, Walter Benjamin's Moscow Diary, and Gerard de Nerval's Selected Writings.

Richard Sieburth has edited Ezra Pound s Poems & Translations, New Selected Poems and Translations, The Pisan Cantos and A Walking Tour in Southern France.

Richard Sieburth has edited Ezra Pound s Poems & Translations, New Selected Poems and Translations, The Pisan Cantos and A Walking Tour in Southern France.
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