At a glance:
- Author: Stéphane Mallarmé
- First Published: 1897
- Type of Work: Essays
- Genres: Criticism, Nonfiction, Essays
- Subjects: Music or musicians, Autobiography, Poetry or poets, Painting or painters, Theater, Literary criticism
The title of Mallarmé’s Divagations might be translated as “ramblings” and serves to unite a varied series of prose pieces presenting both literary history and criticism. In bringing together a number of pieces, some of which were previously published elsewhere, Mallarmé sought to recognize the foremost poets and artists of his time.
The first to be recognized is appropriately Baudelaire. In “Autrefois, en marge d’ un Baudelaire” (“Formerly, on the Margin of a Baudelaire”), Mallarmé recognized the intense poetic inspiration and use of...
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