1463 January 5th: "Brothers surviving us the dead..." : The epitaph of François Villon

To know the life of this great french poet with the english translation of his famous EPITAPH in the form of a Ballade which Villon composed for himself and his prison companions , while waiting for the hangman...

See http://horslesmurs.ning.com/profiles/blog/show?id=1302569:BlogPost:...

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Have you read Faludy's Ballads of Villon? A great Hungarian poet who should have won at least two nobels. A crie du coeur.

here is a brief English introduction to the man who lived down the street from me, alone and alive , so many years.

Thank you very much, David, for this comment. I'll add Faludy among my next reading, for sure ! And congratulations for your ning: many great ideas inside !
School Beyond the Walls is organizing a cultural event to share poetry, Poets' Spring at Manosque. Members of the social network are gathering poems, often with english translation. One of our italian members, Vincenzina, has given to me a few hours ago an italian version of the last Ballad of Villon, and she told about a certain Fabrizio de André an italian song composer famous in Italy, who composed La ballata degli impiccati...

Here is our programme for Poets' Spring (in french)



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