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The fiction of the poet : from Mallarmé to the post-symbolist mode, Anna Balakian

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The fiction of the poet : from Mallarmé to the post-symbolist mode
Title
The fiction of the poet
Title remainder
from Mallarmé to the post-symbolist mode
Statement of responsibility
Anna Balakian
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Addressing all readers who value the beauty of language, Anna Balakian examines the work of five twentieth-century poets - Yeats, Valery, Rilke, Stevens, and Guillen - 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 Mallarme, 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, and explores how they replaced the conventional meaning of signifiers grown stale, such as the abused word "poet," which became musician, artist, dancer, acrobat, mime, tapestry weaver, rider of the earth and the skies. In the words of these poets, the symbol evolved into a selective system of communication that identified implicitly the realms of human dilemma in regard to time, space, place, and reality in an indifferent universe. Balakian explains how the poets made language posit the major problems of existence and survival through metaphors of transition and, with the polysemy of their discourse, spoke to each reader on his or her terms. Like a serial musical composition, this literary interpretation interweaves leitmotifs from one writer to another, creating a basic cohesion while revealing variations and transformations in their poetry
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1915-1997
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Balakian, Anna
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1271
LC item number
.B36 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Mallarmé, Stéphane
  • Mallarmé, Stéphane
  • Mallarmé, Stéphane
  • Poetry, Modern
  • Symbolism (Literary movement)
  • Symbolism in literature
  • Poésie
  • Symbolisme (Mouvement littéraire)
  • Symbolisme dans la littérature
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Poetry, Modern
  • Symbolism in literature
  • Symbolism (Literary movement)
  • Dichtkunst
  • Symbolisme
Label
The fiction of the poet : from Mallarmé to the post-symbolist mode, Anna Balakian
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A serial approach -- The fictions of Mallarmé -- Valéry and the imagined self -- Rilke and the unseizable -- Yeats and the symbolist connection -- Stevens and the symbolist mode -- Jorge Guillén : his battle with the crystal
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
201 pages
Isbn
9780691069463
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
91033525
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)24372831
  • (OCoLC)ocm24372831
Label
The fiction of the poet : from Mallarmé to the post-symbolist mode, Anna Balakian
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A serial approach -- The fictions of Mallarmé -- Valéry and the imagined self -- Rilke and the unseizable -- Yeats and the symbolist connection -- Stevens and the symbolist mode -- Jorge Guillén : his battle with the crystal
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
201 pages
Isbn
9780691069463
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
91033525
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)24372831
  • (OCoLC)ocm24372831

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