In this book-length autobiographical poem, Malroux recounts her childhood and her father's death in the Nazi concentration camp, Bergen-Belsen.
"An English-to-French translator who was awarded the French Legion of Honor for her work on Emily Dickinson, Malroux resurfaces on these shores with this book-length autobiographical poem set in France before and during WWII. . . . From the start, the speaker confronts the futility of locating her child self in the larger forces that shaped her youth . . . [this volume] furthers Sheep Meadow's commitment to examining WWII and its aftermath from as many angles as possible."—Publishers Weekly
Claire Malroux is an acclaimed translator of American and British poetry, including the work of Emily Dickinson, Elizabeth Bishop, and Derek Walcott. A Long Gone Sun is her sixth book.