(Critical Survey of Literature for Students)

Burch, Francis F. “The Iconography of Tristan Corbière.” In International Perspectives in Comparative Literature: Essays in Honor of Charles Dedeyan, edited by Virginia M. Shaddy. Lewiston, N.Y.: Edwin Mellen Press, 1991. Compares the image that Corbière presents in his pictorial self-portraits with the image that he presents in the self-portrait that is These Jaundiced Loves.

Corbière, Tristan. Selections from “Les Amours jaunes.” Translated with an introduction and notes by C. F. MacIntyre. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1954. Includes a sketch of the poet’s life along with short appraisals by his contemporaries and by later critics. The notes provide valuable, detailed information about each of the poems included.

_______. The Centenary Corbière: Poems and Prose of Tristan Corbière. Translated and with an introduction by Val Warner. Chester Springs, Pa.: Dufour, 1975. Collection includes a translator’s introduction that offers a complete, concise appraisal of These Jaundiced Loves and its effect on later writers.

_______. These Jaundiced Loves: A Translation of Tristan Corbière’s “Les Amours jaunes.” Translated by Christopher Pilling. Calstock, England: Peterloo Poets, 1995. An excellent resource for students of Corbière’s work. Both English translations and the original French are provided.

_______. Wry-Blue Loves = “Les Amours jaunes,” and Other Poems. Translated and introduced by Peter Dale. London: Anvil Press Poetry, 2005. Collection includes Les Amours jaunes in its entirety, plus some of Corbière’s previously uncollected poems.

Lunn-Rockliffe, Katherine. Tristan Corbière and the Poetics of Irony. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006. Analysis of These Jaundiced Loves focuses on Corbière’s innovative use of language and irony and demonstrates how the poet contributed to the changes in French poetry that were taking place in the 1870’s.

Mitchell, Robert L. Corbière, Mallarmé, Valéry: Preservations and Commentary. Saratoga, Calif.: Anma Libri, 1981. Discusses These Jaundiced Loves in terms of the difficulty that it presents to translators. Includes extremely close analyses of ten of Corbière’s poems.

_______. Tristan Corbière. Boston: Twayne, 1979. Places These Jaundiced Loves in the contexts of Corbière’s life and the poetic movements of his time. Includes extremely detailed analyses of the poems.