Mallarme and the Art of Being Difficult

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Mallarme is widely regarded as one of the most original and distinctively modern writers of the late nineteenth century. At the same time, his fame is accompanied by a certain notoriety, and his works are often thought of as unnecessarily complicated. In this study Malcolm Bowie shows that difficulty is of the essence in a number of Mallarme's major works, notably 'Prose pour des Esseintes' and Un Coup de des jamais n'abolira le hasard. He argues that the poems are difficult because they are concerned with complex ...

Mallarme and the Art of Being Difficult 2008, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521055703

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Mallarme and the Art of Being Difficult 1982, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England

ISBN-13: 9780521218139

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