Symbolism  book cover
1st Edition


ISBN 9781138283145
Published January 21, 2019 by Routledge
94 Pages

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Book Description

First published in 1971, this work provides a helpful introduction to the French Symbolism movement. After an introduction to the defining ideas of the movement, it explores five key Symbolist writers: Baudelaire, Verlaine, Rimbaud, Mallarmé and Valéry. The book concludes with a discussion of the impact of Symbolism across Europe.

This book will be of interest to those studying nineteenth-century French literature.

Table of Contents

General Editor’s Preface; 1. The theory of Symbolism 2. Baudelaire’s ‘Correspondances’ 3. Verlain’s melodies 4. Rimbaud the ‘voyant’ 5. Mallarmé and the infinite 6. Valéry’s return to reality 7. The repercussions of Symbolism; Select Bibliography; Index

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