Selected Poems
Jules Laforgue
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An extensive, bilingual edition of one of the originators of modern free verse, who was a decisive influence on Ezra Pound and T. S. Eliot.

Deeply nihilistic yet full of yearning, tender yet savagely self-mocking, Laforgue has a unique voice and vision that nonetheless mark him out as one of the founding fathers of modernism. Like Charles Baudelaire before him, he was dete...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published July 1st 1999 by Penguin Classics (first published 1958)
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Jules Laforgue (Montevideo, 16 August 1860 – Paris, 20 August 1887) was an innovative French poet, often referred to as a Symbolist poet. Critics and commentators have also pointed to Impressionism as a direct influence and his poetry has been called "part-symbolist, part-impressionist".

Strongly influenced by Walt Whitman, Laforgue was one of the first French poets to write in free verse. Philosop...more
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