Yves Bonnefoy, famous French poet dies at the age of 93

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Published on: 2 July 2016 10:47 AM GMT
Yves Bonnefoy, famous French poet dies at the age of 93
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Tours (France): A noted French poet, Yves Bonnefoy who died here at the age of 93 on Saturday has penned more than 100 books. In addition he has translated into French the best plays of Williams Shakespeare and the poems of W B Yeats, John Donne and Petrarch.

  • Bonnefoy's more than 100 books were translated in 30 languages.

  • He was born in Tours, a city in France.
  • Bonnefoy's published his first volume of poetry in 1946.
  • His famous quote is," A poet's job is to show us a tree, before our minds tells us what a tree is,”

Awards and Honours

  • He was honoured with the Balzan Prize for Art History and Art Criticism in Europe.

  • The Prix mondial Cino Del Duca in 1995.
  • Grand prize of the First Masaoka Shiki International Haiku Awards in 2000.
  • His name was regularly mentioned among the favourites for the Nobel Prize.

In 2011, he was bagged with the Griffin Lifetime Recognition Award, presented by the trustees of the Griffin Poetry Prize.

The poems written by Yves Bonnyfoe are:

  • Traite du pianiste
  • Du mouvement ET de l'immobilite de douve.
  • Hier regnant desert.
  • Anti-platon.
  • Pierre ecrite.
  • L'Arriere- pays.
  • La Pluie d'ete
  • Le theatre des enfants
  • Le Coeur espace
  • Les Palnches Courbes.
  • La Longue Chaine de I'Ancre.

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