Mallarme The Poet and His Circle

Heftet / 1999 / Engelsk

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ISBN13
9780801489938
Publisert
1999
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Cornell University Press
Aldersnivå
01, G
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Engelsk
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Heftet
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288
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235 mm
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155 mm
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15 mm
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Mallarme The Poet and His Circle

Heftet / 1999 / Engelsk
Upon his death in 1898, the French Symbolist poet Stephane Mallarme (b. 1842) left behind a body of published work which though modest in quantity was to have a seminal influence on subsequent poetry and aesthetic theory. He also enjoyed an unparalleled reputation for extending help and encouragement to those who sought him out. Rosemary Lloyd has produced a fascinating literary biography of the poet and his period, offering a subtle exploration of the mind and letters of one of the giants of modern European poetry.Every Tuesday, from the late 1870s on, Mallarme hosted gatherings that became famous as the "Mardis" and that were attended by a cross section of significant writers, artists, thinkers, and musicians in fin-de-siecle France, England, and Belgium. Through these gatherings and especially through a voluminous correspondence-eventually collected in eleven volumes-Mallarme developed and recorded his friendships with Paul Valery, Andre Gide, Berthe Morisot, and many others. Attractively written and scrupulously documented, Mallarme: The Poet and His Circle is unique in offering a biographical account of the poet's literary practice and aesthetics which centers on that correspondence.
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Upon his death in 1898, the French Symbolist poet Stephane Mallarme (b. 1842) left behind a body of published work which though modest in quantity was to have a seminal influence on subsequent poetry and aesthetic theory. He also enjoyed an...
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"Rosemary Lloyd's book stands out among recent publications on Mallarme for its readability and its intimate portrait of the poet in the context of his times." * The European Legacy *"This articulate literary biography... sheds new and important light on Mallarme's own poems and essays.... An important addition to large public as well as scholarly collections,... this volume will be a sine qua non for any library supporting serious study in poetry, art, and music of late 19th-century France. Endnotes, a substantial bibliography, a useful index, and excellent print, paper, and binding add to the book's value." * Choice *"Throughout her book Lloyd segues gracefully from the poet's life and milieu to his poems, always matched with her first-rate translations and subtle explications. While insisting on the everyday simplicity of Mallarme's symbols (mirrors, sunsets, vases) she never tries to explain away the poems' irreducible complexity. This is biographical criticism of the highest order; it is also an absorbing portrait of a dazzling subculture." * Times Literary Supplement *"An extremely thoughtful and well-documented new study, a book that sheds as much light on the cultural dynamics of the fin-de-siecle as it does on the aesthetics, ethics, and personality of Mallarme himself.... In the end, Lloyd skillfully demonstrates that Mallarme's correspondence holds much hidden significance." * French Forum *"Lloyd's richly insightful study focuses on the way Mallarme's correspondence with his friends and acquaintances (his circle) sheds light on the process of poetic composition.... Lloyd's style is elegant rather than artful, and the erudition of the author, while understated, is apparent on every page." * French Review *"The book places Mallarme within the blazing late-19th-century Parisian artistic ferment and offers credible looks at the origins of his endlessly complicated and beautiful work." * Publishers Weekly *
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Rosemary Lloyd is Rudy Professor of French and Professor of Gender Studies and Adjunct Professor of Comparative Literature and English at Indiana University-Bloomington. She is the author, editor, and translator of several books, including Baudelaire's World, Shimmering in a Transformed Light: Writing the Still Life, and Closer and Closer Apart: Jealousy in Literature, all from Cornell.
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ISBN13
9780801489938
Publisert
1999
Utgiver
Vendor
Cornell University Press
Aldersnivå
01, G
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Heftet
Sider
288
Høyde
235 mm
Bredde
155 mm
Tykkelse
15 mm
Se alle
Forfatter