94 Pages
    by Routledge

    82 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    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


    Charles Chadwick