Atmospheres Apollinaire

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Dundurn, Sep 16, 1998 - Fiction - 217 pages
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Paris, the City of Light, was once the scene of a brilliant magnesium flare, host to the belle epoque from 1900 to 1914. Tempting poets, painters, writers, and composers from across Europe, the city relied on one man to move among them all-Guillaume Apollinaire. His contemporaries called him brilliant, mad, whimsical. He was the bastard son of an Italian cavalry officer and a Polish woman addicted to gambling, but nevertheless let it be rumoured around Paris that he was the son of the pope.

 

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Contents

Prologue
1
English Dove
21
Gargoyles Quails Eggs and a Recurring Crow
36
The Bird of Benin
51
Wrights Flying Machine
72
Three Archangels
99
A Caged Bird
114
Chanteur dAfrique
137
Sirens
150
Griffolino dArezzo
170
Birds of Paradise
192
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About the author (1998)

Mark Frutkin has published two previous volumes of poetry, Acts of Light and The Alchemy of Clouds. The Governor General's Award nominee has also published six novels. His work has appeared in the United States, England, Holland, and India, as well as Canada. He lives in Ottawa, Ontario.

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