Poetry. Bilingual Edition. Translated from the French by Kurt Heinzelman. DEMARCATIONS (Territoires) is a book obsessed with the implications for history of post-war worlds, the ones that become newly "demarcated," whether out of victory or defeat. Although DEMARCATIONS was originally published in 1953 in the wake of the Second World War, the lucid yet subtle poems often look back to the rural and largely unautomated world of Follain's turn-of-the-century childhood. This was published in the middle of Follain's career, at the height of his poetic powers and was generally proclaimed by French critics to be his most masterful collection.
finalist for the 2011 Texas Institute of Letters Soeurette Diehl Fraser Award for Best Translation of a Book
Jean Follain (1903-1971) was born in Canisy, France, and moved to Paris at 21. He became a highly successful jurist and at the time of his death was emerging as one of the most respected writers of the age. He was awarded the Grand Prix de Poésie de l'Académie Française and is now regarded as one of the seminal poets of the period. Author City: Paris FRA