Stéphane Mallarmé

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Stéphane Mallarmé worked as a lycée teacher at Tournon, Avignon and then Paris. His salon in the Rue de Rome became a rendezvous for young writers during the last fifteen years of his life. He was a friend of Degas. His verse often experiments with dislocated punctuation and grammar.

Popular Poems
1.
Sea Breeze

The flesh is sad, Alas! and I have read all the books.
Let’s go! Far off. Let’s go! I sense
that the birds, intoxicated, fly
deep into unknown spume and sky!
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2.
L’apres-Midi D’un Faune

These nymphs, I would perpetuate them.
So bright
Their crimson flesh that hovers there, light
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3.
Album Leaf

All at once, as if in play,
Mademoiselle, she who moots
a wish to hear how it sounds today
the wood of my several flutes
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4.
Anxiety

Her pure nails sprung up exalting their onyx,
Anxiety, this midnight, bearing light, sustains,
In twilight many dreams burnt up by the Phoenix
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5.
Sigh

Towards your brow my soul oh gentle sister,
where there dreams
An autumn strewn with ruddy streaks
And towards the wandering sky of your
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Popular Quotes
11 November 2014

Alas, the flesh is weary, and I've read all the books.

11 November 2014

Every soul is a melody which needs renewing.

11 November 2014

Everything in the world exists to end up in a book.

11 November 2014

The poetic act consists of suddenly seeing that an idea splits up into a number of equal motifs and of grouping them; they rhyme.

11 November 2014

The pure work implies the disappearance of the poet as speaker, who hands over to the words.

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