Philippe Jaccottet

Philippe Jaccottet (; born in Moudon, Switzerland, on June 30, 1925) is a Francophone poet and translator from the Vaud canton in Switzerland.

After completing his studies in Lausanne, he lived several years in Paris. In 1953, moved to the town of Grignan in Provence. He has translated numerous authors and poets into French, including Goethe, Hölderlin, Mann, Mandelstam, Góngora, Leopardi, Musil, Rilke, Homer and Ungaretti. He was awarded the German international Petrarca-Preis in 1988 for his poetry.

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