Paul Verlaine

Paul Verlaine was a French poet associated with the Symbolist movement. He is considered one of the greatest representatives of the fin de si├Ęcle in international and French poetry. His work is noted for its musicality, melancholia, and the use of the French language. Verlaine was also known for his tumultuous life marked by passion and scandal, including his infamous relationship with the poet Arthur Rimbaud.


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  1. 1. One Hundred and One Poems by Paul Verlaine

    This is a collection of 101 poems by a renowned French poet, showcasing his unique style and themes. The poems touch on a variety of subjects, including love, nature, and the human condition. The author's use of rhythm, rhyme, and vivid imagery creates a deeply emotional and evocative reading experience. His work is known for its musicality and its ability to evoke strong emotions, making this collection a must-read for any lover of poetry.

    The 3040th Greatest Book of All Time
  2. 2. Selected Poems Of Paul Verlaine

    This collection brings together a curated selection of poetry from a renowned French poet, known for his musical language and the evocation of melancholic themes through impressionistic verse. The poems traverse a range of emotions and experiences, reflecting the poet's turbulent life, including his romantic liaisons and struggles with inner demons. The work is emblematic of the Symbolist movement, with its emphasis on suggestion and nuance rather than explicit description, and it has had a profound influence on the development of modern poetry. Through his innovative use of rhythm, wordplay, and imagery, the poet captures the fleeting moods and nuances of life, leaving a lasting impression on the reader with his delicate and poignant verse.

    The 7168th Greatest Book of All Time