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The Collected Poetry

The Collected Poetry Leopold Sedar Senghor was not only president of the Republic of Senegal from to he is also Africa s most famous poet A cofounder of the Negritude cultural movement he is recognized as one

  • Title: The Collected Poetry
  • Author: Léopold Sédar Senghor Melvin Dixon
  • ISBN: 9780813918327
  • Page: 163
  • Format: Paperback
  • Leopold Sedar Senghor was not only president of the Republic of Senegal from 1960 to 1981, he is also Africa s most famous poet A cofounder of the Negritude cultural movement, he is recognized as one of the most significant figures in African literature This bilingual edition of Senghor s complete poems made his work available for the first time to English speaking audieLeopold Sedar Senghor was not only president of the Republic of Senegal from 1960 to 1981, he is also Africa s most famous poet A cofounder of the Negritude cultural movement, he is recognized as one of the most significant figures in African literature This bilingual edition of Senghor s complete poems made his work available for the first time to English speaking audiences His poetry, alive with sensual imagery, contrasts the lushness and wonder of Africa s past with the alienation and loss associated with assimilation into European culture Translator Melvin Dixon places Senghor s writing in historical persepctive by relating it to both his political involvement and his intellectual development.

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    1. Léopold Sédar Senghor Melvin Dixon

      L opold S dar Senghor was a Senegalese poet, politician, and cultural theorist who served as the first president of Senegal 1960 1980 Senghor was the first African to sit as a member of the Acad mie fran aise He was also the founder of the political party called the Senegalese Democratic Bloc He is regarded by many as one of the most important African intellectuals of the 20th century.

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    1. Senghor, the first president of S��negal, was also (with the possible exception of C��sar Aim��e, by whom he was influenced) the best-known Francophone poet of Africa. This complete collection of his poetry contains the six books he published as well as two groups of earlier poems which were published later; it also contains translations of all the poems and an introduction by Melvin Dixon, and a lexicon in English and French of the African or unusual words in the poems. There are no [...]


    2. Leopold Sedar Senghor, vader des vaderlands van Senegal, lid van de Academie Fraincaise en buitengewoon getalenteerd schrijver en dichter. Zijn poezie legt de nerven van Afrika bloot, en geeft blijk van een emotionele rijkhied die ongekend is. Elk gedicht raakt en neemt mee.


    3. I am glad I read this because his poetry marks an important period in history, but I really didn't find it as enjoyable to read as I wished that I would!


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