The Poet and His Circle
By (author) Rosemary Lloyd
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Mallarme by Rosemary Lloyd
Book DescriptionUpon his death in 1898, the French Symbolist poet Stephane Mallarme (b. 1842) left behind a body of published work which though modest in quantity was to have a seminal influence on subsequent poetry and aesthetic theory. He also enjoyed an unparalleled reputation for extending help and encouragement to those who sought him out. Rosemary Lloyd has produced a fascinating literary biography of the poet and his period, offering a subtle exploration of the mind and letters of one of the giants of modern European poetry.Every Tuesday, from the late 1870s on, Mallarme hosted gatherings that became famous as the "Mardis" and that were attended by a cross section of significant writers, artists, thinkers, and musicians in fin-de-siecle France, England, and Belgium. Through these gatherings and especially through a voluminous correspondence-eventually collected in eleven volumes-Mallarme developed and recorded his friendships with Paul Valery, Andre Gide, Berthe Morisot, and many others. Attractively written and scrupulously documented, Mallarme: The Poet and His Circle is unique in offering a biographical account of the poet's literary practice and aesthetics which centers on that correspondence.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780801489938
(235mm x 156mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cornell University Press
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publish Date: 31-Mar-2005
Country of Publication: United States
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Charles Baudelaire, Paperback (February 2008)
Born in Paris, Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867) was a hugely influential poet, art critic and translator. This book brings together Charles Baudelaire's life and his creative and critical writing, showing how closely interlinked they were, and how much his experience of daily life and the world around him was distilled and transformed in his work.
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A comprehensive and stimulating guide to the extraordinary poet, his work, and his influence on modern literature.
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Author Biography - Rosemary Lloyd
Rosemary Lloyd is Rudy Professor of French and Professor of Gender Studies at Indiana University-Bloomington. She is the author, editor, and translator of several books, including Shimmering in a Transformed Light: Writing the Still Life, Baudelaire's World, and Closer and Closer Apart: Jealousy in Literature, all from Cornell.
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