Symbolist Movement in Literature

Symbolist Movement in Literature
Authors
Symons, Arthur & Creasy, Matthew
Publisher
Carcanet
Tags
poetry , classics
ISBN
9781847771254
Date
1899-01-01T00:00:00+00:00
Size
0.38 MB
Lang
en
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First published in 1899, The Symbolist Movement in Literature was a highly influential work of criticism, and served to introduce the French Symbolists to an Anglophone readership. Symons’ interest in writers such as Verlaine and Mallarmé puts him at the heart of contemporary debates about Decadence and Symbolism in fin-de-siècle literature; but his work was also a formative influence on modernist writers such as Joyce, Eliot, Pound and Yeats, helping to shape the role of the Image in modernist writing. This new critical edition makes available a key text that has been out of print for over 50 years. It includes an introduction, chronology and notes, together with appendices presenting the full text of Symons’ essay ‘The Decadent Movement in Literature’ and a selection of his translations of French poetry.