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Unfolding Mallarmé: The Development of a Poetic Art

Roger Pearson


This book proposes new meanings in Mallarmé's poetry and seeks to promote the development of his poetic art as a successful search for linguistic and textual mastery. This development is systematically traced from Mallarmé's earliest verse through to ‘Un coup de Des’, the radically innovative poem that was about to be published in a fine-art edition at the time of his untimely death in 1898. In a series of close readings, the book examines Mallarmé's poetic output up to and including the central ‘Sonnet en yx’, which is discussed both in its earliest version and within the context of ‘Plusieur ... More

Keywords: Mallarmé, poetry, Un coup de Des, Sonnet en yx, Plusiers sonnets, poetic art, Prose pour des Esseintes

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Print publication date: 1996 Print ISBN-13: 9780198159179
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159179.001.0001


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Roger Pearson, author
Queen's College, Oxford
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