Stephane Mallarme

You’d never have found Mallarmé in the back room at the Prince. He kept more elevated company. His poetry is equally elevated. As a Symbolist he played primarily with the ambiguity & musicality of words. Their ability to suggest dreamy or childlike or exotic moods.

His ‘A Throw of the Dice’ played with space, emptiness, typography, chance procedures & multiple pathways of reading that influenced DADA, Surrealism, Concrete Poetry & any number of more conventional poetics. It remains influential still.

http://jimhanson.org/documents/Athrowofthedicetypographicallycorrect02-18-09.pdf

http://www.poetryintranslation.com/PITBR/French/Mallarme.htm

http://theculturetrip.com/europe/france/articles/creating-a-new-language-the-poetry-of-st-phane-mallarm-/

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