Unfolding Mallarmi'A: The Development of a Poetic Art

Unfolding Mallarmi'A: The Development of a Poetic Art

by Roger Pearson
     
 

ISBN-10: 019815917X

ISBN-13: 9780198159179

Pub. Date: 01/28/1997

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Unfolding Mallarmé provides a coherent account of Mallarmé's poetic developments from his earliest verse to his final masterpiece, "Un coup de Dés." A series of close readings demonstrate the intricate linguistic and formal play to be found in many of his major poems; and, in a detailed analysis of "Un coup de Dés,"

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Unfolding Mallarmé provides a coherent account of Mallarmé's poetic developments from his earliest verse to his final masterpiece, "Un coup de Dés." A series of close readings demonstrate the intricate linguistic and formal play to be found in many of his major poems; and, in a detailed analysis of "Un coup de Dés," Pearson explores the "profound calculation" upon which Mallarmé's final, seemingly chaotic masterpiece is based.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198159179
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.44(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.91(d)
Lexile:
1700L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Note on References xii
'Devant la lettre': On Reading Mallarme 1(12)
PART I GRADUS AD PARNASSUM (1842-1866) 13(46)
1. Initiation and Communion
13(4)
2. 'Les poetes de dix-sept ans': Entre quatre murs (1859-1860)
17(4)
3. 'Un faune lascif' (1860-1862)
21(19)
4. A Mirror for the Muse (1863-1866)
40(19)
PART II THE PURSUIT OF BEAUTY (1864-1874) 59(82)
1. 'Mes principes actuels' (1864-1866): 'Don du poeme' and 'Sainte'
59(6)
2. 'Anecdotes ou poemes'(1864-1868)
65(9)
3. 'La Penultieme'(c.1865-1874)
74(9)
4. 'Couples'
83(58)
(i) 'Herodiade' (1864-1869)
83(25)
(a) 'Scene'
84(4)
(b) 'Ouverture' (1865-1866)
88(13)
(c) 'Heraut-dyade'
101(7)
(ii) 'L'Apres-midi d'un faune'(1865-1876)
108(33)
(a) 'Intermede heroique'
111(4)
(b) 'Eglogue'
115(5)
(c) 'Ce vol de cygnes'
120(3)
(d) 'Couple'
123(10)
(e) 'Ombre'
133(8)
PART III STATIONS OF THE CROSS: THE 'SONNET EN-YX' (1868-1887-1898) 141(52)
1. May '68
141(3)
2. The Scene of the (C)rime: 'Sonnet allegorique de lui-meme'(1868)
144(13)
3. Language-Anguish: 'Ses purs ongles...'(1887)
157(9)
4. Quartet: 'Plusieurs Sonnets'(?1868-1898)
166(27)
(a) Reversal: 'Quand l'ombre menaca...'
172(4)
(b) Exile: 'Le vierge, le vivace...'
176(6)
(c) Caress: 'Victorieusement fui...'
182(4)
(d) Elevation: 'Ses purs ongles...'
186(7)
PART IV PIECES OF EIGHT (1868-1885-1887-1894) 193(42)
1. The Stuff of Dreams: Three Versions of 'Quelle soie aux baumes de temps' (1868-1887)
193(7)
2. Organ Rose, Mandora: 'Tout Orgueil fume-t-il du soir', 'Surgi de la croupe et du bond', and 'Une dentelle s'abolit' (?1866-1887)
200(8)
3. With the Eyes of Rhyme: 'Prose (pour des Esseintes)'(?1871-1885)
208(15)
4. The Song of the Siren: 'A la nue accablante tu' (1892-1894)
223(12)
PART V AT SIXES AND SEVENS: 'UN COUP DE DES JAMAIS N'ABOLIRA LE HASARD'(1897) 235(58)
1. Circonstances'
235(11)
(a) 'La Memorable Crise': Vers libre and the Prose Poem (1886-1897)
235(3)
(b) Music and Letters (1885-1894)
238(5)
(c) 'Un coup de Des' and its Readers
243(3)
2. The Quest for Prosody
246(25)
(a) 'Versification', or the Cubic Alexandrine
246(9)
(b) The Shipwreck of the Alexandrine
255(8)
(c) Six or Seven?
263(8)
3. The Quest for Authority
271(22)
(a) Dicing with Data
271(8)
(b) 'Toute Pensee emet un Coup de Des'
279(6)
(c) The Art of Insinuation
285(8)
Conclusion 293(11)
Select Bibliography 304(7)
Index 311

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