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Paysages avec figures absentes de Philippe Jaccottet

Paysages avec figures absentes de Philippe Jaccottet

History’s violence is a worry; technical progresses have also revealed a flaw in the human being; the people we love die and foreshadow our own death. But in his Paysages avec figures absentes, Jacottet walks, oblivious of himself, and tastes their beauty, to recover his emotional experience of walking in front of paintings and in the poetry of all times. Finally, our forgotten person isn’t this ephemeral beauty and the permanence of our amazement, which remains? A calm relation with the world is possible if we turn away from our ego. And poetry becomes a word of hope.

Laure Himy-Piéri
Paysages avec figures absentes
de Philippe Jaccottet
Éditions Zoé / ACEL
112 p. – 12 x18 cm
ISBN : 978-2-88182-596-5

8 euros

Philippe Jaccottet

Since the very beginning, Philippe Jacottet uses different literary genres and his writing is fuelled/enriched by his translations and his literary columns on prose and poetry. From the start, a distant proximity with space and...

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