The Prose of Mallarme: The Evolution of a Literary Language

The Prose of Mallarme: The Evolution of a Literary Language

by Judy Kravis
     
 

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This book was originally published in 1976. Mallarm�'s writings about the nature and purposes of art lie behind modern critical theory. There is no sharp distinction between his poetry and his prose; in both he was exercising his art; and in both he was preoccupied by the same things. Yet the prose is little studied.

This is the first book in English on

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This book was originally published in 1976. Mallarm�'s writings about the nature and purposes of art lie behind modern critical theory. There is no sharp distinction between his poetry and his prose; in both he was exercising his art; and in both he was preoccupied by the same things. Yet the prose is little studied.

This is the first book in English on the subject. Dr. Kravis treats it under the headings of literacy, music and dramatic criticism, translation, writing on fashion and on language. She shows the intellectual links between the various interests. More important, she shows how the prose is an art which does what it talks about.

Quotation is in French, so this is primarily a book for the reader of French. But it is important for any serious reader of modern literature.

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ISBN-13:
9780521209212
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/08/1976
Pages:
239

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