"The pure work ..." Quote of Stéphane Mallarmé

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

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

Stéphane Mallarmé
Stéphane Mallarmé (1842-1898), French symbolist poet. repr. In Mallarmé: The Poems, ed. and trans. by Keith Bosley (1977). Variations sur un Sujet, "Crise de Vers" in La Revue Blanche (Paris, September 1895).