This book retraces Mallarme's trajectory as a poet, showing how he positioned his work in relation to Hegel's Aesthetics. Norman argues that Mallarme situated his work at the conclusion of the history of art, which made Mallarme's work so interesting for Blanchot and Derrida.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Depuis Mallarmé 1. Hegel: The End of Art 2. Hérodiade and the Conception of the ‘Œuvre pure’ 3. ‘Le Drame solaire’: Sonnet allégorique de lui-même 4. L’Espace littéraire 5. La Dissémination 6. Afterword Into the Zone