Selected Letters of Stephane Mallarme

Selected Letters of Stephane Mallarme

by Stephane Mallarme
     
 

It is the reading world's good fortune that Stéphane Mallarmé's letters survived, allowing later generations an intimate look at the inner life of one of Europe's most important poets. Mallarmé (1842-98), often called the father of the Symbolists, has had an immense influence on the development of modern European poetry. It was his ambition to

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It is the reading world's good fortune that Stéphane Mallarmé's letters survived, allowing later generations an intimate look at the inner life of one of Europe's most important poets. Mallarmé (1842-98), often called the father of the Symbolists, has had an immense influence on the development of modern European poetry. It was his ambition to create a poetry pure of quotidian reality—autonomous, concentrated, linguistically inventive. His correspondence documents the evolution of this aim, the crafting of a poetics out of a life inescapably "real" in its pains and charms.

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Mallarme (1842-98) had an immense influence of the development of European poetry. The first volume of Mallarme's letters in English, this selection follows the poet from childhood to his premature death. His later correspondence with figures such as Verlaine, Zola, Valery, Whistler, Redon, Manet, and Munch form a striking commentary on fin de siecle culture. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780226488417
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
08/28/1988
Series:
Science * Culture Ser.
Edition description:
1
Pages:
265
Product dimensions:
6.29(w) x 9.31(h) x 0.89(d)

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