Yves Bonnefoy, Dans le leurre de seuil [In the Threshold’s Lure]

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At the time of the publication, in 1975, of his long, seven-part free verse poem,

Dans le leurre du seuil

, Yves Bonnefoy had already offered us Surrealist texts such as the

Traité du pianiste

(1946) and


(1947), the considerable poems of

Du mouvement et de l’immobilité de Douve

(1953), the dense, even deeply enigmatic pages of

Hier régnant désert

(1958), and the emerging self-clarifications of

Pierre écrite

(1965). This self-questioning poetic production was in addition to, but in intellectual and spiritual harmony with, an array of articles and books that range from the essays of


(1959) with its determining

Tombeaux de Ravenne

, the telling

Rimbaud par lui-même

(1960) that Breton deemed the event of the year, the further essays of

Un rêve fait à Mantoue

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Citation: Bishop, Michael. "Dans le leurre de seuil". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 12 November 2013 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=25262, accessed 22 April 2024.]

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