The Resource Poem & symbol : a brief history of French symbolism, Wallace Fowlie

Poem & symbol : a brief history of French symbolism, Wallace Fowlie

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Poem & symbol : a brief history of French symbolism
Title
Poem & symbol
Title remainder
a brief history of French symbolism
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Wallace Fowlie
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Language
eng
Summary
Wallace Fowlie provides an uncommonly well-written survey of French Symbolism by way of analyzing key poems in relation to the historical and literary contexts in which they were written. The literary symbol, as it has been used since Baudelaire's time, has in Fowlie's view a closer relationship with the religious spirit of humanity than with any practical or didactic use. Symbolism has been a major focus of literary study since Baudelaire's Correspondances, which can be seen as a succinct manifesto. It has provided an aesthetic basis for works that have elements of both myth and allegory. These are among the most impressive works of literature since 1850, which have reacted strongly against a realistic art of precision in order to reflect preoccupations that are religious and philosophical. After tracing the background of Symbolism from Romanticism to "Art for Art's Sake," Fowlie considers the work of Nerval, Baudelaire, Mallarmé, Rimbaud, Laforgue, Corbiére, and Verlaine. He then recapitulates the major features of Symbolism and illustrates its continuity to our day. Fowlie sees Symbolism and modern poetry not as the art of rules and obstacles, but rather as the art of triumph over obstacles and the transcendence of human adventure and experience. He concludes with penetrating analyses of the poetic practice of Valéry, Claudel, St. John Perse, and René Char
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1908-1998
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Fowlie, Wallace
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ295.S9
LC item number
F69 1990
Literary form
non fiction
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  • French literature
  • French literature
  • Symbolism (Literary movement)
  • Literatura francesa
  • Simbolismo
  • Littérature française
  • Littérature française
  • Symbolisme
  • French literature
  • Symbolism (Literary movement)
  • Geschichte
  • Literatur
  • Lyrik
  • Symbolismus
  • France
  • Französisch
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Poem & symbol : a brief history of French symbolism, Wallace Fowlie
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
164 pages
Isbn
9780271006833
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
89016120
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)20012394
  • (OCoLC)ocm20012394
Label
Poem & symbol : a brief history of French symbolism, Wallace Fowlie
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
164 pages
Isbn
9780271006833
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
89016120
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)20012394
  • (OCoLC)ocm20012394

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