It is the reading world's good fortune that Stéphane Mallarmé's letters survived, allowing later generations an intimate look at the inner life of one of Europe's most important poets. Mallarmé (1842-98), often called the father of the Symbolists, has had an immense influence on the development of modern European poetry. It was his ambition to create a poetry pure of quoti...more
Hardcover, 265 pages
Published August 16th 1988 by University Of Chicago Press
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This book is an amazing joy to read, as I did, as a sort of morning devotional to this symbolist artist who was trapped in life but still managed to make his art touch the precipice. I found overwhelming comfort in the familiarity that became reading this book. I looked forward to it. Upon finishing it, I felt both that I had a much more complete understanding of Mallarmé's life, but also frustrated--there's merely a single mention of Un Coup de dés, and that's just in response to Gide's impress...more
Stéphane Mallarmé (French: [stefan malaʁme]; 18 March 1842 – 9 September 1898), whose real name was Étienne Mallarmé, was a French poet and critic. He was a major French symbolist poet, and his work anticipated and inspired several revolutionary artistic schools of the early 20th century, such as Dadaism, Surrealism, and Futurism.More about Stéphane Mallarmé...