The Symbolist Movement in Literature (Paperback)

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Without symbolism there can be no literature; indeed, not even language.

What are words themselves but symbols, almost as arbitrary as the letters which compose them, mere sounds of the voice to which we have agreed to give certain significations, as we have agreed to translate these sounds by those combinations of letters?
THE SYMBOLIST MOVEMENT IN LITERATURE was a vital influence on W. B. Yeats and T. S. Eliot-a note that, for nothing else, would assure its historical place with the most important early Modernist criticism.

The book is a collection of short essays on various authors:
HONOR DE BALZAC
PROSPER M RIM E
G RARD DE NERVAL
TH OPHILE GAUTIER
GUSTAVE FLAUBERT
CHARLES BAUDELAIRE
EDMOND AND JULES DE GONCOURT
VILLIERS DE L'ISLE-ADAM
L ON CLADEL
MILE ZOLA
ST PHANE MALLARM
PAUL VERLAINE
JORIS-KARL HUYSMANS
ARTHUR RIMBAUD
JULES LAFORGUE
MAURICE MAETERLINCK

Many of the essays in this edition were initially published as individual articles between 1897 and 1899 in periodicals such as The Star or The Athenaeum, before being revised and collated for this final monograph.


Product Details
ISBN: 9798560347611
Publisher: Independently Published
Publication Date: November 7th, 2020
Pages: 348
Language: English