At a glance:
- Author: Guillaume Albert Wladimir Alex Kostrowitzky
- First Published: 1913
- Type of Work: Poetry
- Genres: Poetry, Surrealist literature, Lyric poetry
- Subjects: France or French people, Love or romance, Twentieth century, Surrealism, Marriage, Poetry or poets, Paris, 1910's, War, Symbolism, Cubism
The son of a Polish adventurer and an Italian officer, Guillaume Apollinaire spent most of his childhood in Monaco and the South of France. By 1899, when he was nineteen, he had come to Paris, where he became one of the most remarkable leaders of the young intellectual movements in the capital. In one way or another he contributed to Fauvism, to cubism, and even to Surrealism. He helped, moreover, to establish the reputation of the painter Henri Rousseau.
Apollinaire’s Alcools, a collection of poems published in 1913, contains works that span the...
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