This assortment illuminates the uniquely interesting period among 1820 and 1950 in French poetry—a time within which various aesthetic principles conflicted and converged as poetic varieties advanced at an incredible velocity. It contains beneficiant decisions from the entire demonstrated giants—among them Baudelaire, Verlaine, Rimbaud and Breton—as good as works from a large choice of much less famous poets corresponding to Claudel and Cendrars, whose strategies proved important to the growth of poetry in France. the numerous literary colleges of the time also are represented in sections targeting such events as Romanticism, Symbolism, Cubism and Surrealism. Eloquent and inspirational, this wealthy and exhilarating anthology finds an period of remarkable vitality.
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