Marie-Claire Bancquart

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Marie-Claire Bancquart (21 July 1932 – 19 February 2019) was a French poet, essayist, professor emerita and literary critic. She was the recipient of the Grand prix de la Critique littéraire of the Académie Française.[1]

Her poetry was known for its visceral nature, often exploring the human body as a means of exploring emotion and humanity.[2] Bancquart was born in Aveyron, France. In addition to her many volumes of poetry, Bancquart has also published books and essays on subjects such as surrealism and Anatole France.[3]

Bancquart died in Paris from bone cancer on 19 February 2019, aged 86.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Cook, Christina. "Writing about the Concrete: Marie-Claire Bancquart". Cerise Press. Retrieved June 3, 2015.
  2. Brophy, Michael (January 2010). "In the Flesh of the Text: The Poetry of Marie-Claire Bancquart (Book)". French Studies 64 (1): 109. doi:10.1093/fs/knp225. 
  3. Wilson, Katharina M. (1991). An Encyclopedia of Continental Women Writers. pp. 75–76. ISBN 0-8240-8547-7. Retrieved June 5, 2015.
  4. La mort de la poète Marie-Claire Bancquart (French)