Vers Et Prose: Morceaux Choisis

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Le Castor Astral, Jan 1, 1998 - Poetry - 19th Century - 159 pages
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L'œuvre de Mallarmé nous est parvenue dispersée, l'auteur ne l'ayant rassemblée qu'à de rares occasions et la plupart du temps sous une forme incomplète. Divagations fut publié un an avant sa mort, en 1897. Le recueil des Poésies sort posthume en 1899. Une célébrité de chapelle l'incita cependant, à plusieurs reprises, à proposer des volumes anthologiques. Le plus représentatif, Vers et Prose (1893), sous-titré modestement " morceaux choisis ", constitue le parfait vade-mecum mallarméen, et s'il ne permet pas de concevoir les énigmes du " Livre " auquel l'auteur rêva toute sa vie, il donne à voir, du moins, sur les divers développements d'une écriture : poésie en vers, poèmes en prose, traductions, intervention critique, réflexions esthétiques, qui compte parmi les plus précises et les plus lucides de la fin du XIXe siècle. En quelques pages, Vers et Prose fait accéder au monde mallarméen, à son obscurité relative, à son intégrale clarté. Loin d'être un volume du passé, il inspire la découverte, et les deux " divagations " finales, même empreintes de préoccupations d'époque, interrogent encore notre sens de l'art et l'importance que nous lui accordons dans la cité.

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Stephane Mallarme, 1842 - 1898 French poet Stephane Mallarme was born in Paris. His father and grandfather expected him to follow in the family tradition of French civil service but he didn't do well in school. Mallarme began writing at a young age under the influence of Charles Baudelaire. After Mallarme left school, he went to England and while there he got married. He was a schoolteacher from 1864 until his retirement in 1893. His first poems started appearing in magazines during the 1860's. He wrote his first important poem "L'Azur" and it was published when he was twenty-four years old. His most famous work is "L'Apres-Midi D'un Faune" (1865), and was inspired by Debussy's tone poem of the same name (1894) and illustrated by the famous painter Manet. Some of his other notable works are "Herodiade" (1896), and "Toast Funebre," which was written in memory of the author Theopile Gautier. Mallarme spent his life putting his literary theories into practice by writing his Grand oeuvre (Great Work). On September 9, 1898, Mallarme died without completing this work. His experimental poem "Un Coup De Des" was published posthumously in 1914.

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