Lives of the French symbolist poets
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Published by White Rabbit Press in San Francisco .
Written in English


  • Poets, French -- Anecdotes, facetiae, satire, etc

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Edition Notes

A satire directed at Corbierre, Max Jacobs, Apollinaire, and Cocteau.

StatementStan Persky.
ContributionsWhite Rabbit Press.
The Physical Object
Pagination[10] p., [2] leaves of plates :
Number of Pages10
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22473751M
LC Control Number96028588

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A Brief Guide to the Symbolists. Seen by many as the group that links their romantic precursors with their surrealist successors, the fin-de-siècle French poets who critics call symbolists were undeniably influential. Their structures and conceits are . First published in , The Symbolist Movement in Literature was a highly influential work of criticism, and served to introduce the French Symbolists to an Anglophone ’ interest in writers such as Paul Verlaine and Stéphane Mallarmé puts him at the heart of contemporary debates about Decadence and Symbolism in fin-de-siècle literature; but his . What role did music play in the creation of a new aesthetics of poetry in French from the s to the s? How did music serve as an unassimilable 'other' against which the French symbolist poets crafted a new poetics? And why did music gradually disappear from early twentieth-century poetic discourse? These are among the questions Joseph Acquisto poses in . Like the Decadents, their contemporaries in late nineteenth-century French literature, the Symbolist poets rejected conventional religious, social, and moral values, embracing instead a world-negating escapism, the lure of exoticism, and an aggressive individualism. They also reacted strongly against the traditional techniques.