translated from the French by Jenna Le
Gérard de Nerval was born in Paris in 1808. He committed suicide in the same city in 1855. His works, including Voyage en Orient (1851), Sylvie (1853), and Les Filles du Feu (1854), influenced countless writers ranging from Marcel Proust to T. S. Eliot.
Jenna Le is a poet and translator. Her first full-length collection of poetry, Six Rivers, was published by New York Quarterly Books in 2011. Her poems and translations of poetry have appeared or are forthcoming in AGNI Online, Barrow Street, The Brooklyn Rail InTranslation section, New York Quarterly, Post Road, Salamander, the Sycamore Review website, and others. She has been a finalist in the William Carlos Williams Poetry Competition, a Pushcart Prize nominee, and a nominee for the PEN Emerging Writers Award.