The purpose of this book is to elucidate and explain the themes, images and style of the poetry of Saint-John Perse through a critical study of the letters, speeches, testimonials, tributes and articles of the poet-diplomat. The substance of these prose works treats Perse's preoccupation with the creative process in several contexts - individual, social, philosophical, literary, cultural and political. The prose works examined include the Lettres de Jeunesse, the Lettres d'Asie, the Lettres d'Exil, the speeches entitled Poesie and Pour Dante, several of the Temoignages Litteraires and Hommages, as well as some of the poet's critical articles on music.
The Author: Richard L. Sterling is an assistant professor of French and English at Bowie State University in the University of Maryland System. Dr. Sterling is a member of the Modern Language Association, the College Language Association, the Samuel Beckett Society, La Societe des Professeurs Francais en Amerique, Pi Delta Phi (National French Honor Society), and Sigma Tau Delta (National English Honor Society). He received his B.A. in French from American University, his M.A. in French from The Catholic University of America and his Ph.D. in French with a concentration in twentieth-century French and Francophone literature from Howard University. Dr. Sterling has previously published in scholarly journals.
Richard L Sterling
Peter Lang Publishing Inc
Date of Publication
Currents in Comparative Romance Languages & Literatures