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The name of the current learn refers back to the proven fact that Apollinaire continually labored on the innovative of recent aesthetics. the amount seeks to rehabilitate 4 experimental genres specifically that experience bought really little consciousness. the 1st bankruptcy examines a captivating artist's e-book entitled The Bestiary, which gains illustrations by means of Raoul Dufy. the second one is worried with a gaggle of poems that commemorate traditional, lifestyle. the subsequent bankruptcy considers Apollinaire's little-known debt to kid's rhymes. the ultimate bankruptcy discusses an avant-garde drama that used to be destined to play a key position within the evolution of contemporary French theater. This ebook can be of curiosity to an individual drawn to avant-garde aesthetics. it's going to attraction not just to students of twentieth-century poetry but additionally to devotees of recent artwork and sleek theater

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I am not doing anything now, I am noting what I see, my crumpled handkerchief is nearby. ) As this excerpt demonstrates, Apollinaire was experimenting with the stream of consciousness technique a good eight years before James Joyce published Ulysses. Without attempting to regulate the mental flow, he records each sight or thought that impinges on his awareness. Although “Table” observes certain grammatical conventions, it violates a number of others in order to preserve its narrative fluidity. 19 A photograph of the table in question is reproduced in Pierre Cailler, Guillaume Apollinaire: documents iconographiques (Geneva: Cailler, 1965), plate 16.

Repr. in Guillaume Apollinaire, Oeuvres poétiques, ed. Marcel Adéma and Michel Décaudin (Paris: Gallimard/Pléiade, 1965), pp. 1147-48. 3 See Apollinaire, Oeuvres poétiques, pp. 370, 516, 562, 590-92, 594, 656-73. “Arrivé du paquebot” is reprinted on p. 735. 4 Letter from Guillaume Apollinaire to Ardengo Soffici dated April 30, 1914. Repr. in Apollinaire, Oeuvres complètes, ed. Michel Décaudin (Paris: Balland-Lecat, 196566), Vol. IV, p. 762. 5 Wishing to defend the dead poet’s reputation in 1920, Soffici insisted that Apollinaire attached no importance to these pieces, which he had simply written to amuse himself.

735. 4 Letter from Guillaume Apollinaire to Ardengo Soffici dated April 30, 1914. Repr. in Apollinaire, Oeuvres complètes, ed. Michel Décaudin (Paris: Balland-Lecat, 196566), Vol. IV, p. 762. 5 Wishing to defend the dead poet’s reputation in 1920, Soffici insisted that Apollinaire attached no importance to these pieces, which he had simply written to amuse himself. 6 To be sure, many critics would doubtless agree with him today. 7 By contrast, the “Quelconqueries” elicited vociferous support from the Dadaists and the Surrealists, who admired their persistent iconoclasm.

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