Alexis Saint-Léger Léger Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Poetry Criticism)

Criticism

Ashton, Dore. "St.-John Perse's Guadeloupe." The Kenyon Review XXIII, No. 3 (Summer 1961): 520-26.

Provides a biographical approach to Legér's work.

Carmody, Francis J. "Saint-John Perse and Several Oriental Sources." Comparative Literature Studies II, No. 2 (1965): 125-51.

Discusses various influences on Anabase, Exil and Vents.

Cocking, J. M. "The Migrant Muse: Saint-John Perse (1887-1975)." Encounter XLVI, No. 3 (March 1976): 62-8.

Surveys Léger's life and work.

Fowlie, Wallace. "A Note on St.-John Perse." Poetry 74, No. 6 (Septemer 1949): 343-48.

Discusses the major themes of Exile and Other Poems.

Galan, René. Saint-John Perse. New York: Twayne Publishers, 1972, 172 p.

Full-length critical study of Léger's work.

Knodel, Arthur. Saint-John Perse: A Study of His Poetry. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1966, 214 p.

Thematic and stylistic analysis of Léger's work.

Little, Roger. Saint-John Perse. London: The Athlone Press, 1973, 139 p.

Provides a critical assessment of Léger's work.

MacLeish, Archibald. "St. John Perse: 1949." In Continuing Journey, pp. 313-17. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1968.

Places Léger's poetry within the context of other modern poets.

Martz, Louis L. "Paradise Lost: Princes of Exile." ELH 36 (1969): 232-49.

Compares Léger's poetry with that of the seventeenth-century English poet John Milton.

Paz, Octavio. "St.-John Perse: Poet as Historian." The Nation 192, No. 24 (17 June 1961): 522.

Praises the treatment of history in Léger's Chronique, asserting that his poetry "should be read as an exercise in spiritual intrepidity."

Price, John D. "Man, Women and the Problem of Suffering in Saint-John Perse." The Modern Language Review 72, No. 3 (July 1977): 555-64.

Examines the function of male-female interaction in Léger's poetry.

Weinberg, Bernard. "Saint-John Perse: Anabase." In The Limits of Symbolism: Studies of Five Modern French Poets, pp. 365-419. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1966.

Offers a thorough thematic and structural analysis of Léger's poem Anabase.

Additional coverage of Léger's life and career is contained in the following sources published by The Gale Group: Contemporary Literary Criticism, Vol. 11; and DISCovering Authors: Poets Module.