Francis Jammes Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism)

Criticism

Aldington, Richard. "Recent French Poetry." Poetry, Vol. XV, No. 1 (October 1919): 42-48.

A comparative review of Jammes's La Vierge et les Sonnets and works of other French poets published after the end of World War I, all of which the reviewer finds lacking in originality and energy.

Caws, Mary Ann. "Correspondance de Francis Jammes et de Francis Vielé-Grijfin (1893-1937) ." L'Espirit Créateur Vol. IX, No. 1 (Spring 1969): 58-59.

An unfavorable review of the collected correspondence, in French, of Jammes and his friend Francis Vielé-Griffin.

O'Brien, Justin. "Gide and Antigide." In Contemporary French Literature, edited by Leon S. Roudiez, pp. 229-32. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1971.

O'Brien surveys letters exchanged between Jammes and Gide.

Redman, Ben Ray. "Weaker Wings." The Nation, Vol. 115, No. 2986 (September 27, 1922): 311-12.

A comparative review of works by several European writers, including Jammes's Romance of the Rabbit, all of which the reviewer treats unfavorably.

Symons, Arthur. "A Pastoral Poet." Saturday Review, Vol. 86, No. 2242 (October 15, 1898): 510.

A review of De l'Angelus de l'aube à l'Angelus du soir which is favorable with much qualification, including a suggestion that the reviewer may have been influenced by reading the poems in a setting much like that in which Jammes wrote them.

Van Slyke, Berenice K. "The Poet and Inspiration." Poetry, Vol. XXI, No. 1 (October 1922): 47-51.

A favorable review of Jammes's Le Poète et l'Inspiration, which includes his "beatitudes of the poet," describing the function and reactions of the poet.