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Author Balakian, Anna, 1915-1997, author

Title The fiction of the poet : from Mallarmé to the post-symbolist mode / Anna Balakian
Published Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [1992]


Description 1 online resource (214 pages)
Series Princeton Legacy Library
Princeton legacy library.
Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- CHAPTER ONE. Introduction -- CHAPTER TWO. A Serial Approach -- CHAPTER THREE .The Fictions of Mallarmé -- CHAPTER FOUR. Valéry and the Imagined Self -- CHAPTER FIVE. Rilke and the Unseizable -- CHAPTER SIX. Yeats and the Symbolist Connection -- CHAPTER SEVEN. Stevens and the Symbolist Mode -- CHAPTER EIGHT Jorge Guillén: His Battle with the Crystal -- CHAPTER NINE. Conclusion -- Index
Summary Addressing all readers who value the beauty of language, Anna Balakian examines the work of five twentieth-century poets--Yeats, Valry, Rilke, Stevens, and Guilln--to show how the linguistic richness of the symbolist tradition continued well into the modern period. These writers, all of whom learned the poetry of language from Mallarm, compensated for the disappearance of metaphysical inclinations in early twentieth-century poetry by instituting a poetic fiction. Balakian finds the immersion of the ""I"" and its altered reflection in the work of art to be a common feature of their poetry, a
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Mallarmé, Stéphane, 1842-1898 -- Influence
Mallarmé, Stéphane, 1842-1898.
Poetry, Modern -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Symbolism (Literary movement)
Symbolism in literature.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Poetry, Modern.
Symbolism in literature.
Symbolism (Literary movement)
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781400862566