The Symbolist Movement in Literature (Paperback)

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Originally published in 1919, The Symbolist Movement in Literature is an account of the people behind the art movement of French, Russian and Belgian. The style originates with the 1857 publication of Charles Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du mal. It is largely credited with bringing French Symbolism to the attention of Anglo-American literary circles. The book is a collection of short essays on various authors. A list of contents is useful, among other reasons, for determining the time and trace of its influence. Eliot, for instance, would not have read about Baudelaire in his 1908 edition.

About the Author

Arthur William Symons was a British poet, critic and magazine editor, born in Milford Haven, Wales in 1865. Symons was educated privately, spending much of his time in France and Italy. At 16, Symons moved to London, where he joined a vibrant literary community and participated, alongside poets like William Butler Yeats, in the notorious Rhymers' Club, a group of poets and writers responsible for witty repartee anthologies such as The Book of the Rhymers' Club (1892), in which Symons's poems appeared. His formal poetry explores romantic love, loss, and the passage of time. Symons's literary career was cut short by a devastating mental breakdown in 1908. His Confessions: A Study in Pathology (1930) has a moving description of his breakdown and treatment.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781986014885
ISBN-10: 1986014886
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: February 26th, 2018
Pages: 204
Language: English