Poems in the Rough (Collected Poems of Paul Valéry, Volume 2) (Princeton Legacy Library)

By Paul Valéry

Comprises a few of Valéry's best strokes of mind's eye, damaged tales; a few of his wittiest observations, combos, Poems within the tough; or even of his nice poems, Parables and The Angel—all written within the type of prose.

Originally released in 1970.

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