Eugene Guillevic

Eugene Guillevic

Eugene Gullevic (1907–1997) was a French poet born in Brittany. After receiving a degree in mathematics, Gullevic was placed into civil service, serving with the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs amongst others posts. He sympathized with the Communists during the Spanish Civil War, joining the Communist Party in 1942. He received the Prix Goncourt for poetry in 1988.

Selected Poems of Guillevic

Poetry by Eugene Guillevic

Guillevic is one of the most highly regarded among living French poets but, although he gave readings in New York and Montreal in 1968, he is still too little known on this side of the Atlantic. Now this bilingual collection of his work, chosen from six of his books published between 1942 and 1966, and translated by the poet Denise Levertov, should bring him the wider audience his work deserves. Guillevic was born in Carnac in 1907 of peasant stock.…
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