My Books

Publications by Timothy Adès

Books

‘Mélodies pour voix et piano / for voice and piano’ by Isabelle Aboulker, 2018

'Robert Desnos, Surrealist, Lover, Resistant', Arc Publications, June 2017. Massive, definitive bilingual book of his poems

‘Robert Desnos, Surrealist, Lover, Resistant’, Arc Publications, June 2017. Massive, definitive bilingual book of his poems.

front cover of Hugo, The Big Story of the Lion

Hugo, The Big Story of the Lion, Hearing Eye, 2013. Concertina fold-out. English text only.

front cover of Jean Cassou, The Madness of Amadis

Cassou, The Madness of Amadis, Agenda Editions 2008. Legendary prince of Gaul: retreat and return. Bilingual text.

front cover of Jean Cassou, 33 Sonnets

Jean Cassou, 33 Sonnets of the Resistance (composed and memorised in a Vichy prison), Arc Publications Second Edition 2005. Bilingual text.


front cover of Victor Hugo, How to be a Grandfather

Victor Hugo: How to be a Grandfather, Hearing Eye 2012. His last book of poems. English text only.

front cover of Storysongs/Chantefables

Robert Desnos, Storysongs/Chantefables, Agenda Editions, 2014, hardback, bilingual, with art by Cat Zaza

front cover of Torrealba, Florentino and the Devil

Alberto Arvelo Torrealba, Florentino and the Devil, Shearsman Books, November 2014. Rapid-rhyme duel. Bilingual, English & Spanish.

front cover of Loving by Will

Loving by Will, Dempsey & Windle, 2016. All his 154 sonnets, plus my versions without letter E.


  • Mélodies pour voix et piano / for voice and piano by Isabelle Aboulker, 2018
  • Robert Desnos, Surrealist, Lover, Resistant: 527 pages, bilingual text, his poems with my versions. From Arc Publications.
  • Storysongs/Chantefables: for good children to sing to any tune: by Robert Desnos, with translations by Timothy Adès and illustrations by Cat Zaza. Agenda Editions, 2014. Fully bilingual, double–fronted book.
  • Alberto Arvelo Torrealba, Florentino and the Devil, Shearsman Books, November 2014.
  • Victor Hugo, How to be a Grandfather, Hearing Eye 2012, the new complete edition:
    • revised and enlarged
    • published by Hearing Eye
    • 184 pages
    • language: English
    • rhyming text, introduction, lifeline, notes
    • + other poems by Hugo
    • + Hugo as seen by other poets
  • The Big Story of the Lion: a fold–out book, published by Hearing Eye in 2013. This is a poem from How to be a Grandfather with three illustrations by Emily Johns.
  • Jean Cassou, 33 Sonnets of the Resistance (composed and memorised in a Vichy prison), Arc Publications, second edition 2005 (equal first, BCLA/BCLT prize, 1996).
  • Cassou, The Madness of Amadis, Agenda Editions 2008.
  • Loving by Will, Dempsey & Windle, 2016: Shakespeare’s 154 Sonnets with my versions alongside, not using letter e. Much easier to follow!

Periodicals (main items)

In Translation and Literature:

  • Five Poems of Jean Cassou;
  • Homer in Cuernavaca by Alfonso Reyes (winner, TLS Premio Valle–Inclán Prize, 2001);
  • Selected Rhymed Poems of Bertolt Brecht;
  • Siren–Anemone and Other Poems by Robert Desnos;
  • Reviews: Translations of La Fontaine’s Fables (2).

In

Modern Poetry in Translation:

  • Eight Sonnets of Jean Cassou with Aragon’s introduction;
  • Three Poems of Ricarda Huch;
  • Classic Gallic Lipograms;
  • Elegies of Louise Labé;
  • Ten Poems of Robert Desnos;
  • Ten Poems of Exile by Bertolt Brecht;
  • Review: Horace translated by Colin Sydenham.

In Comparative Criticism:

In Comparative Critical Studies and Napoleonic Society of America:

  • Moscow, Waterloo, St Helena by Victor Hugo (winner, John Dryden Prize, 2003), Brindin.

In PN Review:

  • 200 Desnos: Six Poems incl: Fol–Fan–Fifer
  • 211 Brecht: A Dying Roman and other poems

In Long Poem Magazine:

  • 3 Sikelianós: John Keats
  • 5 Desnos: The Ode to Coco
  • 8 Reyes: Romances of Rio de Janeiro
  • 11 Review in Pushkin sonnets of Andy Croft’s book 1948
  • 12 The Excellent Wessex Event

In Anthologies

Other Publications

bust of Jean Cassou

Bust of Jean Cassou, copyright © Madeleine Tézenas