Stéphane Mallarmé

Stéphane Mallarmé was a French poet and critic, born on March 18, 1842, in Paris, and died on September 9, 1898, in Valvins, near Fontainebleau. He is considered one of the most important figures in French Symbolism, a movement that reacted against the naturalism and realism of the 19th century literature and art. Mallarmé's work is known for its complexity, rich symbolism, and exploration of the nature of poetry and language. His most famous work is the poem 'L'après-midi d'un faune' (The Afternoon of a Faun), which inspired the famous ballet and orchestral work by composer Claude Debussy. Mallarmé's influence extends beyond poetry to modernist movements in the 20th century.


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  1. 1. Collected Poems

    "Collected Poems" is a compilation of poetic works by a renowned French poet. The book offers readers a deep exploration into the intricate world of symbolism and the power of language. The author's artistic use of words to create vivid imagery and evoke profound emotions is evident throughout the collection. His poems delve into themes of reality, dreams, and the interplay between the two, offering a unique perspective on the human experience.

  2. 2. A Throw Of The Dice Will Never Abolish Chance

    This book is a groundbreaking work of French poetry that challenges traditional literary forms and expectations. It presents a poem that is as much a visual art piece as it is a literary one, with text arranged in a variety of typefaces and layouts that spread across the pages in a way that defies conventional reading patterns. The poem delves into themes of fate, chance, and the elusive nature of meaning, using the metaphor of a shipwreck and the sea to explore the interplay between order and chaos. Its innovative use of space and typography invites readers to engage with the poem on multiple levels, making it a seminal work in the Symbolist movement and a precursor to modernist literature.

  3. 3. Selected Poetry And Prose

    This collection is a curated anthology of works by a pivotal French symbolist poet, renowned for his complex, innovative verse and prose writings that explore themes of reality, perception, and the power of language. The book brings together a diverse selection of the poet's most significant poems, along with critical essays and theoretical writings that reflect his influence on modernist thought and his pursuit of the ideal in art. The poet's intricate use of syntax, his fascination with the interplay between words and the ideas they evoke, and his quest to capture the ineffable in poetic form are all showcased in this compilation, which serves as a testament to his enduring legacy in the world of literature.