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Six French poets; studies in contemporary literature,

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  • Seller:Alottabooks Annex
  • Media:Hardcover
  • Edition:First Edition, second printing
  • Pages:488
  • Publication Date:January 1916
  • ISBN:0742642909
  • EAN:9780742642904
  • ASIN:0742642909
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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1915. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... FRANCIS JAMMES I Said in the last chapter that, in this, we should begin to study the Moderns. Perhaps it would be well, at the outset, to inquire a little what is modern. What is this modern spirit which distinguishes Francis Jammes and Paul Fort from the men of the Symboliste group? If I were obliged to define it in a word, I should say that it was "exteriority" versus "interiority." Since the days of De Musset, a long line of poets had been weeping their miseries in beautiful verse. Baudelaire, Verlaine, Samain, De Régnier, all of them, had found life disillusion (or said they had), and none of them hesitated to complain through the length of charming volume after charming volume. Romantics, Realists, Naturalistes, Symbolistes, were all united by one common bond, they were convinced that a man who did not find the world dust and ashes was a philistine. They could be happy for a few brief moments in some brasserie, provided they were rather noisy and vulgar about it, but it was quite understood between them and an induits gent world that they were only spending a few moments in cheating the misery which was devouring them, that the next morning they would be as unhappy as ever. And the brasserie saw to it that they were. It was the convention that a poet loved rather decrepit and faded things (how often we find the .word fané in their poems). Volupté is another word they loved, and here we have the companion picture to the brasserie. They were a pack of individualists, egoists, living in a city, and inoculating each other with the bug of discontent. I am far from saying that they were not great poets -- the foregoing chapters will have shown you how much I admire their work -- but these men were born with a great talent. They would have...

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