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Poet Jules Laforgue (1860-1887) is considered one of the creators of modernism: part-symbolist, part post-impressionist, he was one of the first poets to write in free verse. He heavily influenced such modern poets as T.S. Eliot and Ezra Pound. This is a completely revised and greatly augmented version of Patricia Terry's now classic 1958 edition of this work. Fully ...more
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Published December 16th 2010 by Black Widow Press
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It's easy to see what Eliot found appealing in LaForgue (and what he learned from him), but it's mostly not my cup of tea--a little too nebulous and romantic in some ways. But what is best is the earlier, more formal work (true also of Eliot). The rhyme and musical structure rein in the tendencies to be merely rhetorical.
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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.
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