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Stéphane Mallarmé

The pure work implies the disappearance of the poet as speaker, yielding his initiative to words, which are mobilized by the shock of their difference; they light up with reciprocal reflections like a virtual stream of fireworks over jewels, restoring perceptible breath to the former lyric impulse, or the enthusiastic personal directing of the sentence.

Stéphane Mallarmé, “The Crisis of Poetry”

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April 25, 2016 at 7:30 am

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Stéphane Mallarmé

The poetic act consists in suddenly seeing that an idea splits into a number of motifs of equal value and in grouping them; they rhyme; and to place an external seal upon them we have their common metrics which the final beat binds together.

Stéphane Mallarmé

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July 9, 2014 at 7:30 am

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