Great French Poems
- 35 Favourites from Villon to Baudelaire in French with English Translation
- Narrated by: Bill Homewood
- Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 01-12-15
- Language: English
- Publisher: Ukemi Audiobooks
The poems range from the earliest medieval and renaissance masterpieces - François Villon, Joachim de Bellay, Pierre de Ronsard and others - to the high romance of the 19th century, with Victor Hugo, Paul Verlaine and Charles Baudelaire, then on to the poets who revolutionised style and led us into the 20th century: Stéphane Mallarmé, Arthur Rimbaud, Guillaume Apollinaire and Paul Eluard.
Recorded in France, this collection has already attracted praise from leading figures in French culture and critics alike.
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By T. M. Daugherty on 13-05-17
Please make more bilangual audiobooks like this!!!
This is one of the best audiobooks available and I swear I would pay double-no, TRIPLE to listen to more classic liturature in it's orginal language paired with a proceeding english translation in a track by track format like this beautifuly constructed audiobook.
Ukemi has produced an ingenius way of appreciating these poems by hearing the beautiful lyricisim of the orginal with a proceeding english translation that puts into context what is lost in the voyage from meaning to understanding while still providing a complimentary presentation of the orginal work.
The only other audiobook on Audiobook quite like this isn't specifically a language learning program is the Naxos edition of ＂The General Prologue and The Physician's Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer＂which consists of the orginal Middle English text along with a modern "translation" following it.
But imagine if there was audiobook of The Bible with every verse in it's orginal Hebrew and Greek followed by an English translation? I mean, I know the Qur'an is much shorter, but why isn't there more demand?
Anyway, you won't regret purchasing this book. Like every Ukemi title it is engaging and endlessly relistenable.
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By Walter on 23-03-18
I speak no French, and know next to nothing about French poetry. So I took a bit of a chance in getting this audiobook - 35 poems read first in French, then in English translation. It definitely paid off - I could hear the beautiful sounds and rhythms of the language (marvelously read by Bill Homewood), and then savor the meanings in English. Highly recommended.