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The Crisis of French Symbolism
     

The Crisis of French Symbolism

by Laurence M. Porter
 
Challenging traditional histories of the nineteenth-century French lyric, Laurence M. Porter maintains that from 1851 to 1875 Symbolism constituted neither a movement nor a system, but rather represented a crisis of confidence in the powers of poetry as a communicative act. The Crisis of French Symbolism offers a provocative reinterpretation of the four acknowledged

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Challenging traditional histories of the nineteenth-century French lyric, Laurence M. Porter maintains that from 1851 to 1875 Symbolism constituted neither a movement nor a system, but rather represented a crisis of confidence in the powers of poetry as a communicative act. The Crisis of French Symbolism offers a provocative reinterpretation of the four acknowledged masters of Symbolist poetry: Baudelaire, Verlaine, Rimbaud, and Mallarm.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801424182
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
11/01/1990
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
9.06(w) x 5.91(h) x (d)

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