This concise biography of Stephane Mallarme (1842-98) blends an account of the poet's life with a detailed analysis of his evolving poetic theory and practice. "A poet on this earth must be uniquely a poet," he declared at the age of twenty-two--but what is a poet's life and what is a poet's function? In his poems and prose statements and by the example of his life, Mallarme provided answers to these questions. In Stephane Mallarme , Roger Pearson explores the relationship among Mallarme's life, his philosophy, and his ...

Stephane Mallarme 2010, Reaktion Books, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781861896599

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