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Ponge, Francis

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G. Braque by Georges Braque( Book )

23 editions published in 1971 in 4 languages and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrated text, biographical outline, exhibition list, and 43 color plates
Le Savon by Francis Ponge( Book )

45 editions published between 1967 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Soap occupies a crucial, pivotal position in Ponge's work. Begun during the German occupation when he was in the Resistance, though completed two decades later, it determined, according to Ponge, the form of almost all his postwar writing. With this work, he began to turn away from the small, perfect poem toward a much more open form, a kind of prose poem which incorporates a laboratory or workshop, recounting its own process of coming into being along with the final result. The outcome is a new form of writing, which one could call "processual poetry." Ponge's later work, from Soap on, is a very important tool in the questioning and rethinking of literary genres, of poetry and prose, of what is literature. There is a blurring of boundaries between Soap and soap (which was hard to come by during the Resistance and is also, of course, metaphorical for a larger social restitution). Soap contains the sum of Ponge's aesthetics and materialist ethics and his belief in the supremacy of language as it becomes the object of the text. In the words of Serge Gavronsky, "this work, perhaps one of the longest running metaphors in literature, slowly unwinds, bubbles in verbal inventions, and finally evaporates, leaving the water slightly troubled, slightly darker, but the hands clean, really clean. . . . Out of murky literary habits, Ponge has devised a way of cleaning his text, and through it, man himself, his vocabulary, and as a consequence, his way of being in the world."" --from the publisher's website
Le Parti pris des choses : précédé de Douze petits écrits et suivi de Proêmes by Francis Ponge( Book )

116 editions published between 1926 and 2011 in French and Undetermined and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The making of the Pré = La fabrique du Pré by Francis Ponge( Book )

29 editions published between 1971 and 1991 in French and English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Méthodes by Francis Ponge( Book )

63 editions published between 1961 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pour un Malherbe by Francis Ponge( Book )

27 editions published between 1965 and 1998 in French and English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entretiens de Francis Ponge avec Philippe Sollers by Philippe Sollers( Book )

30 editions published between 1970 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ces entretiens ont été réalisés pour la radio en 1967. Leur intérêt vient notamment des informations que Ponge livre sur lui-même, sur sa biographie, son travail et ses livres les plus importants. Mais ils sont aussi indispensables pour comprendre l'histoire littéraire depuis la Première Guerre mondiale jusqu'à l'avant-garde des années 60
Pièces by Francis Ponge( Book )

51 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nouveau recueil by Francis Ponge( Book )

25 editions published between 1967 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comment une figue de paroles et pourquoi by Francis Ponge( Book )

18 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in French and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'atelier contemporain by Francis Ponge( Book )

20 editions published between 1977 and 2002 in French and Undetermined and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tome premier by Francis Ponge( Book )

15 editions published between 1965 and 1989 in French and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La rage de l'expression by Francis Ponge( Book )

40 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in French and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il s'agit de savoir si l'on veut faire un poème ou rendre compte d'une chose (dans l'espoir que l'esprit y gagne, fasse à son propos quelque pas nouveau). C'est le second terme de l'alternative que mon goût (un goût violent des choses, et des progrès de l'esprit) sans hésitation me fait choisir. Ma détermination est donc prise ... Peu m'importe après cela que l'on veuille nommer poème ce qui va en résulter. Quant à moi, le moindre soupçon de ronron poétique m'avertit seulement que je rentre dans le manège, et provoque mon coup de reins pour en sortir. -- Description from (Jan. 23, 2012)
Jean Paulhan, Francis Ponge : correspondance, 1923-1968 by Jean Paulhan( Book )

31 editions published in 1986 in French and Undetermined and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pratiques d'écriture, ou, L'inachèvement perpétuel by Francis Ponge( Book )

12 editions published in 1984 in French and Undetermined and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La table by Francis Ponge( Book )

14 editions published between 1982 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Written over a series of early mornings from 1967 to 1973 in his seclusion at his country home, Mas des Vergers, The Table offers a final chapter in Francis Ponge's endless interrogation of the unassuming objects in his life: in this case, the table upon which he wrote. In his labored employment of words to destroy words and get at the presence lying beneath his elbow, Ponge charts out a space of silent consolation that lies beyond (and challenges) scientific objectivity and poetic transport. This is one of Ponge's most personal, overlooked, and because it was the last project he had been working on when he passed away, his least processed works. It reveals the personal struggle Ponge engaged in throughout all of his writing, a hesitant uncertainty he usually pared away from his published texts that is at touching opposition to the manufactured, "durable mother" of the table on and of which he here writes. Ponge's homage to this "soil for the pen" makes for an indefinable text: a poetic phenomenology by a dictionary flaneur that lies somewhere between personal diary, writerly testament, and contemplative effort to discern and define a durability that underlies the ultimate transitoriness of our lives and our efforts, written or otherwise." -- Publisher's description
Œuvres complètes by Francis Ponge( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in French and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Braque, le réconciliateur by Georges Braque( Book )

24 editions published between 1946 and 1948 in 3 languages and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lyres by Francis Ponge( Book )

27 editions published between 1961 and 2001 in French and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le parti pris des choses by Francis Ponge( Book )

22 editions published between 1942 and 2015 in French and Undetermined and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Francis Ponge pose un regard neuf sur le monde qui nous entoure. Il nous invite à redécouvrir, à travers trente-deux poèmes en prose, les choses les plus banales : le galet, le pain, la bougie, lʹorange. Utilisant avec virtuosité toutes les ressources du langage, le poète célèbre la nature et nous donne avec humour une belle leçon dʹhumilité
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Œuvres complètes
Alternative Names
Francis Ponge écrivain français

Francis Ponge escritor francés

Francis Ponge Frans dichter (1899-1988)

Francis Ponge fransk poet

Francis Ponge französischer Schriftsteller

Francis Ponge French writer

Francis Ponge poeta francese

Mars, Roland

Mars, Roland 1899-1988

Ponge, F.

Ponge, F. 1899-1988

Ponge, F. 1899-1988 (Francis)

Ponge, F. (Francis)

Ponge, F. (Francis), 1899-1988

Ponge, Francis

Ponge, Francis-Jean-Gaston-Alfred

Ponž, Fransis

Понж, Франсис

Понж, Франсис, 1899-1988

Франсис Понж

Франсіс Понж

فرانسیس پونژ شاعر فرانسوی

فرانسیس پۆنژ

ポンジュ, フランシス

Œuvres complètesFrancis Ponge and the nature of things : from ancient atomism to a modern poeticsLa poésie du lieu : Segalen, Thoreau, Guillevic, Ponge