Thursday, June 4

Stéphane Mallarmé

Édouard Manet, Portrait of Stéphane Mallarmé, 1876
Wikipedia - "Stéphane Mallarmé (... 18 March 1842 – 9 September 1898), whose real name was Étienne Mallarmé, was a French poet and critic. He was a major French symbolist poet, and his work anticipated and inspired several revolutionary artistic schools of the early 20th century, such as Cubism, Futurism, Dadaism, and Surrealism. Stéphane Mallarmé was born in Paris. He worked as an English teacher and spent much of his life in relative poverty but was famed for his salons, occasional gatherings of intellectuals at his house on the rue de Rome for discussions of poetry, art and philosophy. "
amazon: Stéphane Mallarmé
Creating a New Language: The Poetry of Stéphane Mallarmé