The Poet Assassinated

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Overview

The poet Apollinaire was modernism's first champion, and after his early death in 1918, he became its first saint.

In 1916, while recovering from a head wound received in World War I, he published The Poet Assassinated, his most famous work of prose; a roman a clef mythologizing himself as well as friends and enemies including Pablo Picasso, Marie Laurencin, Jean Cocteau, Max Jacob, and others from the legendary "banquet years" of prewar Paris.

With wit, erudition, and venom, Apollinaire concocts a Rabelaisian parallel universe, and slyly tells his own life story, from illegitimate birth to literary fame, in the process. The novella recounts the life and death of Croniamantal, whose birth is "saluted" by the Eiffel Tower's "beautiful erection," who rises through the Parisian literary world to proclaim himself "the greatest of living poets," and who is promptly torn to pieces by a mob.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781878972293
  • Publisher: Exact Change
  • Publication date: 4/28/2000
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 158
  • Sales rank: 997,151
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 5.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Biographical Notice 7
I. Renown 21
II. Procreation 23
III. Gestation 29
IV. Nobility 34
V. Papacy 38
VI. Gambrinus 41
VII. Confinement 46
VIII. Mammon 51
IX. Pedagogy 61
X. Poetry 71
XI. Dramaturgy 79
XII. Love 93
XIII. Modes 107
XIV. Encounters 111
XV. Voyage 118
XVI. Persecution 131
XVII. Assassination 141
XVIII. Apotheosis 150
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