Paul Verlaine





Paul Verlaine

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born
in Metz, France
March 30, 1844

died
January 08, 1896

gender
male

genre


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Paul-Marie Verlaine was a French poet associated with the Symbolist movement. He is considered one of the greatest representatives of the fin de siècle in international and French poetry.


Average rating: 4.12 · 3,423 ratings · 96 reviews · 160 distinct works · Similar authors
Poèmes Saturniens
4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 868 ratings — published 1866 — 17 editions
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Selected Poems
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 924 ratings — published 1909 — 14 editions
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Fêtes galantes / Romances s...
4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 189 ratings — published 1874 — 2 editions
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One Hundred and One Poems b...
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 125 ratings — published 1999 — 5 editions
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Paul Verlaine - Oeuvres poé...
4.53 of 5 stars 4.53 avg rating — 93 ratings — published 1938 — 3 editions
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The Cursed Poets
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 89 ratings — published 1884 — 10 editions
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Romances Sans Paroles
3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 94 ratings — published 1874 — 8 editions
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Chansons Pour Elle Et Autre...
3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 45 ratings — published 2002
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Femmes e Hombres
3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 52 ratings — published 1979 — 11 editions
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Poésies
4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 51 ratings — published 1973 — 8 editions
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More books by Paul Verlaine…
“Il pleure dans mon coeur
Comme il pleut sur la ville.

Tears are shed in my heart like the rain on the town.”
Paul Verlaine, One Hundred and One Poems by Paul Verlaine: A Bilingual Edition

“Your soul is a chosen landscape
Where charming masked and costumed figures go
Playing the lute and dancing and almost
Sad beneath their fantastic disguises.

All sing in a minor key
Of all-conquering love and careless fortune
They do not seem to believe in their happiness
And their song mingles with the moonlight.

The still moonlight, sad and beautiful,
Which gives the birds to dream in the trees
And makes the fountain sprays sob in ecstasy,
The tall, slender fountain sprays among the marble statues.”
Paul Verlaine

“Here are fruits, flowers, leaves and branches, and here is my heart which beats only for you. ”
Paul Verlaine

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