Reference : Le livre de l'ânesse de Balaam, de David Jones, Traduction, notes et introduction critique
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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/13207
Le livre de l'ânesse de Balaam, de David Jones, Traduction, notes et introduction critique
French
[en] David Jones's Book of Balaam's Ass, French translation with notes and critical introduction
Pagnoulle, Christine mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des langues et littératures modernes > Théorie et prat. de la traduct. de textes littér. angloph. >]
Pagnoulle, Christine mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des langues et littératures modernes > Théorie et prat. de la traduct. de textes littér. angloph. >]
Nov-2003
Editions associatives Clapas
Collection 'Partage'
73
2914616473
Millau
France
[en] David Jones ; Book of Balaam's Ass ; contradictions
[en] The poetic sequence called 'The book of Balaam's Ass' was only published after David Jones's death. It is indeed riddled with contradictions and inconsistencies, but of the kind that can hardly be overcome. In a nutshell it is about the loss of grace, both in the later stage of the Great War (from the Somme offensive onwards) and in a postwar world in which the author feels all sense of the numinous has been erased.
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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/13207
The book essentially consists of the French translation of the poem (from p. 15 to p. 50). The last pages provide the original English text, first published in The roman Quarry and Other Sequences, eds Harmann Grisewood and René hague, Agenda editions, 1988. What can be found here is the introduction not only to the translation but to the complexities of the text.
The translation of the sequence involves extensive textual criticism since two sources had to be used and compared. The critical introduction includes a comment on the legitimacy of publishing controversial texts after their author's demise.

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