Émile Nelligan: Selected Poems (Essential Poets series) (Paperback)
This dazzling collection of poetry is the first-ever translation into English of the work of a writer now considered the father of modern French Canadian literature. Émile Nelligan's work spanned only two years, from 1897 to 1899, when he suffered a nervous disorder later described as dementia praecox. Until his death in 1941, Nelligan tragically lived in a state of remote indifference. The impact of this great writer's work at a young age and his distinction as being the first Canadian writer to be influenced by Baudelaire and Rimbaud make this collection a vital contribution to the international understanding of Quebecois literary history.
About the Author
Émile Nelligan wrote for only two years of his life, from 1897 to 1899. He died in 1941.