Stéphane Mallarmé worked as a lycée teacher at Tournon, Avignon and then Paris. His salon in the Rue de Rome became a rendezvous for young writers during the last fifteen years of his life. He was a friend of Degas. His verse often experiments with dislocated punctuation and grammar. more »
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''Alas, the flesh is weary, and I've read all the books.''Stéphane Mallarmé (1842-1898), French symbolist poet. Poésies (1887). Brise Marine, st. 1, Mallarmé: The Poems, trans. by and ed. Keith Bosley (1977)....
''Will lovely, lively, virginal todayStéphane Mallarmé (1842-1898), French symbolist poet. Poésies (1887). Plusieurs Sonnets, no. 2, st. 1, Mallarmé: The Poems, trans. by and ed. Keith Bo...
Shatter for us with a wing's drunken blow
This hard, forgotten lake haunted in snow
By the sheer ice of flocks not flown away!''
There is only beautyand it has only one perfect expressionPoetry. All the rest is a lieexcept for those who live by the body, love, and, that love of the mind, friendship.... For me,...Stéphane Mallarmé (1842-1898), French Symbolist poet. Letter, May 14, 1867. quoted in Frederic Chase St. Aubyn, Mallarmé, ch. 1 (1969).
''Every soul is a melody which needs renewing.''Stéphane Mallarmé (1842-1898), French symbolist poet. La Revue Blanche (Paris, Sept. 1895). Variations on a Subject, "Verse Crisis," Complete Works (1...
''Everything in the world exists to end up in a book.''Stéphane Mallarmé (1842-1898), French symbolist poet. (Originally published 1886-1896). Variations on a Subject, "As to the Book: The Book, a Spiritua...
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