Collected Poems and Other Verse

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Stéphane Mallarmé was the most radically innovative of nineteenth-century poets, and a key figure in Modernism. His writings, with their richly sensuous texture and air of slyly intangible mystery, perplexed or outraged many early readers; yet no writer has more profoundly influenced the course of modern poetry - in English as well as in French. This is the fullest collection of Mallarmé's poetry ever published in English, and the only edition in any language that presents his Poésies in the last arrangement ...
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Overview


Stéphane Mallarmé was the most radically innovative of nineteenth-century poets, and a key figure in Modernism. His writings, with their richly sensuous texture and air of slyly intangible mystery, perplexed or outraged many early readers; yet no writer has more profoundly influenced the course of modern poetry - in English as well as in French. This is the fullest collection of Mallarmé's poetry ever published in English, and the only edition in any language that presents his Poésies in the last arrangement known to have been approved by the author. Prose poems, uncollected verse, and the unique, unclassifiable Un Coup de dés... (A Dice Throw...) are also present, including over 20 items that have never previously been translated. Original spelling, punctuation, and lineation have been preserved throughout.
The lucid, wide-ranging introduction provides a clear survey of Mallarmé's work and deals fully with the difficulties that may face readers approaching it for the first time. Collected Poems offers both Mallarme lovers and first-time readers a full understanding of this astonishing poet's work.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199537921
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/15/2009
  • Series: Oxford World's Classics Series
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 636,219
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 5.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

The Blackmores have translated Musset, Sand, and Hugo, and for Oxford World's Classics they have published Six French Poets of the Nineteenth Century and The Essential Victor Hugo.

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Table of Contents

Toast 3
Ill fortune 3
Apparition 7
Futile petition 9
A punishment for the clown 11
The windows 11
The flowers 15
Renewal 15
Anguish 17
['Weary of bitter rest ...'] 17
The bell-ringer 19
Summer sadness 21
The blue 21
Sea breeze 25
Sigh 25
Alms 25
Gift of the poem 27
Herodias : scene 29
A faun in the afternoon 39
['The hair flight of a flame ...'] 47
Saint 47
Funerary toast 49
Prose (for Des Esseintes) 53
Fan (belonging to Mme Mallarme) 57
Another fan (belonging to Mlle Mallarme) 57
Album leaf 59
Remembering Belgian friends 59
Cheap songs 61
I (the cobbler) 61
II (the seller of scented herbs) 63
Note 63
Little ditty I 65
Little ditty II 65
A few sonnets
['When the shade threatened ...'] 67
['This virginal long-living ...'] 67
['The fine suicide fled ...'] 69
['With her pure nails ...'] 69
The tomb of Edgar Allan Poe 71
The tomb of Charles Baudelaire 71
Homage ['already mourning ...'] 73
I ('does every pride ...') 73
II ('arisen from the rump ...') 75
III ('a lace vanishes ...') 77
['What silk with balm from advancing days ...'] 77
['To introduce myself into your tale ...'] 79
['Stilled beneath the oppressive cloud ...'] 79
['My old tomes closed upon the name paphos ...'] 81
The future phenomenon 83
Autumn lament 85
Winter shivers 87
The demon of analogy 89
Poor pale child 91
The pipe 95
An international performance 95
Reminiscence 101
The announcement at the fair 103
The white water lily 113
The ecclesiastic 119
Glory 121
Conflict 125
Poem : a dice throw at any time never will abolish chance 161
App. 1 Poems uncollected by Mallarme
Winter sun 183
The prodigal son 183
... In the mystical shadows 185
Sonnet ['often the poet ...'] 187
Hatred of the poor 187
['Because a bit of roast ...'] 189
The castle of hope 189
['A negress aroused by the devil ...'] 191
Herodias : overture 193
In the garden 199
Sonnet ['when sombre winter ...'] 199
['Nothing on waking ...'] 201
Sonnet ['o so dear from afar ...'] 201
['Lady without too much passion ...'] 203
['If you wish we shall make love ...'] 203
Street folk 205
The seller of garlic and onions 205
The roadmender 205
The newsboy 205
The quarryman's wife 205
The old clothes woman 207
The glazier 207
Fan (belonging to Mery Laurent) 207
Homage ['every dawn however numb ...'] 209
['All the soul that we evoke ...'] 211
Tomb ['the black rock, cross ...'] 211
['For the sole task of travelling ...'] 213
Herodias : canticle of John the Baptist 213
App. 2 Occasional verses
Postal recreations 217
Fans 225
Presenting the faun to various people 227
Invitation to the inaugural soiree of the revue independante 229
Toast ['as a man sought from his own province ...'] 231
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