Poetry. "In these delightful and energetic lyrics, Serge Gavronsky shows himself to be the master of the everyday in all its pleasures and horrors. These poems are sardonic, witty-sometimes even nasty-in their perceptions of life "on the front" in the modern city. Best of all, the poet doesn't spare himself: he is clear-eyed and disillusioned-an expert at dissecting in spare verse forms both the memories of a troubled past and a "fondness for particularities"-Marjorie Perloff.
Serge Gavronsky was born in Paris in 1932 and fled Hitler in 1941. He received his BA, MA, and Ph.D in European History from Columbia University and is now professor and chair of the French department at Barnard College. Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA