Renée Ventresque
The "Pléiade" by Saint-John Perse. La Poésie contre l'Histoire

Classiques Garnier
collection ÉTUDES DE LITTÉRATURE DES XXe ET XXIe SIÈCLES
N° 15, 442 pages ; 24 x 16 cm ; broché
ISBN 978-2-8124-0224-1 ; EAN 9782812402241

mai 2011

Ventresque (Renée)

Presentation

Directed by Saint-John Perse, the volume of its Complete Works in the "Pleiades" erases the boundaries between poetry and politics, history and fiction, editing and writing. Historical personalities encountered by Alexis Leger will become, as the diplomat-poet himself, characters from the poetry of Saint-John Perse. The intellectual self-portrait, literary and political who enroll, acquires a consistency that exists only in the imagination.
Professor de littérature française contemporaine à l'Université Montpellier III, Renée Ventresque dedicated his doctoral thesis to the library of Saint-John Perse. She has published two books in, Les Antilles de Saint-John Perse. L’itinéraire intellectuel d’un poète (Paris, 1993) and Le Songe antillais de Saint-John Perse (Paris, 1995), themselves supplemented by a new approach to the relation between reading and writing, Saint-John Perse in his library (Paris, 2007).

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Book reviews

L’Humanité, 28 octobre 2011 (François Berriot)
Souffle de Perse, n° 15, novembre 2011 (Antoine Raybaud)
Histoires littéraires, n° 48, 4e trimestre 2011
Europe, n° 993-994, janvier 2012 (Tristan Hordé)
Lettre des îles, Bibliothèque insulaire virtuelle
French Review, volume 86, n° 2, décembre 2012
Revue des sciences théologiques et philosophiques,
volume 96, n° 2, 2012 (Jean-Pierre Jossua)

Public presentations

Montpellier, Médiathèque centrale Emile Zola, texte de présentation, vidéo intégrale (15 mars 2012)
Hyères, Médiathèque Saint-John Perse (2 février 2013)