Collected Poems And Other Verse

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Oxford University Press, Jun 15, 2006 - Literary Criticism - 282 pages
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Stephane Mallarme was the most radically innovative of nineteenth-century poets, and a key figure in Modernism. His writings, with their richly sensuous texture and air of slyly intangible mystery, perplexed or outraged many early readers; yet no writer has more profoundly influenced the course of modern poetry - in English as well as in French. This is the fullest collection of Mallarme's poetry ever published in English, and the only edition in any language that presents his Poesies in the last arrangement known to have been approved by the author. Prose poems, uncollected verse, and the unique, unclassifiable Un Coup de des... (A Dice Throw...) are also present, including over 20 items that have never previously been translated. Original spelling, punctuation, and lineation have been preserved throughout.
The lucid, wide-ranging introduction provides a clear survey of Mallarme's work and deals fully with the difficulties that may face readers approaching it for the first time. Collected Poems offers both Mallarmelovers and first-time readers a full understanding of this astonishing poet's work.

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User Review  - Tait - Goodreads

While more often poetic then a prose writer, the Symbolist Mallarmé, along with Baudelaire in "Paris Spleen" and Rimbaud in "Seasons of Hell," attempted to destroy the boundary between poetry and ... Read full review

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not crazy about the translations here, but I probably wouldn't like *any* translation of Mallarme. Struggling through him with two years of desultory french and a French English dictionary is, frankly, worth it. Read full review


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The Blackmores have translated Musset, Sand, and Hugo, and for Oxford World's Classics they have published Six French Poets of the Nineteenth Century and The Essential Victor Hugo.

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