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Philippe Jaccottet ([filip ʒakote]; born in Moudon, Switzerland, on 30 June 1925) is a francophone poet and translator from the Canton of Vaud, in Switzerland.
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Life and work
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, Holderlin, Mann, Mandelstam, Gongora, Leopardi, Musil, Rilke, Homer and Ungaretti. He was awarded the German international Petrarca-Preis in 1988 for his poetry.
In 2014, Philippe Jaccottet became the fifteenth living author to be published in the prestigious Bibliotheque de la Pleiade. After Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Blaise Cendrars and Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz, he is the fourth Swiss author to be published in the Bibliotheque de la Pleiade.