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A Long-Gone Sun
A Poem
Claire Malroux; Marilyn Hacker, trans.




Sheep Meadow
2000 • 191 pp. 6 x 9”
Poetry / Literary Criticism - French

$15.95 Paperback, 978-1-878818-87-4


Bilingual French-English ed.

"From the start, the speaker confronts the futility of locating her child self in the larger forces that shaped her youth . . . [this volume] furthers Sheep Meadow's commitment to examining WWII and its aftermath from as many angles as possible." —Publishers Weekly

Poetry of the present that looks back at Malroux's childhood and her father's life in the French Résistance and death at Bergen-Belsen.

Bilingual Edition -- French/English

Claire Malroux is France's leading woman poet. National Book Award winner Marilyn Hacker has brilliantly translated this poetry of the present that looks back at Malroux's childhood and her father's life in the French Résistance and death at Bergen-Belsen.

In her introduction, Marilyn Hacker writes: "'I have told this story many times,' says the poet, implying, I think, that it is a story which has been told in many times and places, by different voices, to different audiences, because it is one of the quintessential human stories: how a child gains consciousness at the cost of 'innocence' when s/he precisely realizes that harm is done, that the seemingly eternal moment of childhood is part of the irrevocable passage of history: not 'history' in the abstract, but that of the specific time and place in which/of which s/he becomes aware."



CLAIRE MALROUX is an acclaimed translator of American and British poetry, including the work of Emily Dickinson, Elizabeth Bishop, and Derek Walcott. A Long Gone Sun is her sixth book.



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