Jacques Dupin

Scope and Content

Consists of letters and proofs relating to the translated work of Jacques Dupin.

Administrative / Biographical History

Jacques Dupin was born in 1927 in Privas in the Ardèche. Images of the harsh mineral nakedness of his native countryside run through the whole of his work and figure a fundamental existential nakedness. Dupin is an ascetic who likes the bare and the simple. His poetry is sad, wise and relentlessly honest. He speaks in our ear, as if at once close and far off, to tell us what we knew: ‘Neither passion nor possession’.