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Blaise Cendrars and Modern Travel
An analysis of the theme of modern travel in the poems "Trans-Siberian Prose and Little Jeanne from France" and "Easter in New York" by Blaise Cendrars.
# 94146 | 3,715 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Apr 22, 2007 in Literature (Poetry) , English (Analysis)

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The paper reveals that Blaise Cendrars was one of the first writers to interpret modern travel through poetry. In his poems "Trans-Siberian Prose and Little Jeanne from France" and "Easter in New York", Cendrars illustrates a thoughtful human reaction to rapid travel, modernity and the human experience within these new areas. The paper is of the opinion that Cendrars, as one of the first poets to discuss modernity in his poetry, plays an important role in the ongoing cycle of human culture and understanding. The paper demonstrates how both poems, through intense imagery, use of place, metaphor and strong motifs, more than adequately express a vision of modernity in Blaise Cendrars' world.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Cendrars, Blaise. Interview with Michel Manoll, 25 April 1950. Trans. Bertrand Mathieu. American Poetry Review May 1980: 40-44.
  • Cendrars, Blaise. "Easter in New York." Poetry Library of the South Bank, 16. Trans. Cristina Viti. London, 2000. Modern Poetry in Translation. 5 May 2006 <>.
  • Cendrars, Blaise. "Trans-Siberian Prose and Little Jeanne from France." The Drunken Boat. Trans. Ekaterina Likhtik. 5 May 2006 <>.
  • Foucault, Michel. "What is an Author?" Critial Theories Since 1965. Ed. Hazard Adams, Leroy Searle. Tallahassee, FL: Florida State University Press, 1986. 138-148.
  • Houston, John Porter. "Cendrar's Modernism." The Southern Review 6.2 (1970): 561-565.

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