Toward the Eyes of Sirens: Three Poems by Pierre Louÿs Translated from the French by Mike Alexander

In this installment, we’re happy to share three exquisite new translations by Mike Alexander of poems by the lesser-known French Symbolist Pierre Louÿs. The poems are from Pierre Louÿs’ 1891 book, Astarte. He was a friend of Mallarmé, and he is better known today for his novels than for his poetry. We hope you like them as much as we do.

—Claudia Serea and Loren Kleinman

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  1. This is exciting. Louÿs’ poems are hard to come by in English, compared to his longer works. Does this author plan to publish a full translation of Astarte? Has he translated Pervigilium Mortis (Death Watch), or any other poems?

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