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Stephane Mallarme
(1842-1898) born on
Mar 18
French poet. He was the originator and a leader, with Paul Verlaine, of the Symbolist movement in poetry.
         
   
F
There is only beauty -- and it has only one perfect expression -- Poetry. All the rest is a lie -- except for those who live by the body, love, and, that love of the mind, friendship. . .

R
Dreams have as much influence as actions.
A
The poetic act consists of suddenly seeing that an idea splits up into a number of equal motifs and of grouping them; they rhyme.
N
You don't make a poem with ideas, but with words.
K
The pure work implies the disappearance of the poet as speaker, who hands over to the words.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Letter, 14 May 1867. Quoted in: Frederic Chase St. Aubyn, Mallarmé, ch. 1, 1969.
R: In "Quotable Business," ed. Louis E. Boone, 1992.
A: Variations sur un sujet, "Crise de Vers," in La Revue Blanche (Paris), Sep 1895.
N: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
K: Variations sur un sujet, "Crise de Vers," in La Revue Blanche (Paris), Sep 1895.
   


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