"Edge" by Claire Malroux: A Review
"Edge" offers a selection of poems from Claire Malroux’s previous volumes, expertly translated by Marilyn Hacker. Claire Malroux was born in Albi, France, and now lives in Paris and Cabourg. She is the author of numerous volumes of poetry and is herself a highly esteemed translator and received the Grand Prix National de la Traduction in 1995.
An established poet herself, Marilyn Hacker has produced excellent translations which remain faithful to the originals. This collection reads very naturally in English, and it's great to see this wonderful French poetry being brought to a new market thanks to a quality translation.
Malroux's poems speak of the everyday, using themes that many readers will relate to. Intense yet simple, with powerful imagery, Malroux is one of the leading French female poets of modern times. This collection is highly recommended for anyone with an interest in contemporary French poetry.