Rythmes Pittoresques, Paperback / softback Book

Rythmes Pittoresques Paperback / softback

Part of the Exeter Textes Litteraires series


The poems in Rythmes pittoresques, first published in 1890, present not only a poet searching for a voice, but also a female poet searching for a voice while breaking down rules of both versification and gender-determined source of expression.

They went straight to the heart of the male-dominated poetry of the time and effectively threatened its existence. Of the group of poets who were the first to write free-verse poetry in French - Marie Krysinska, Arthur Rimbaud, Jules Laforgue, Gustave Kahn - only Marie Krysinska (1857-1908) has not received critical recognition.

Although it was quickly dismissed by critics simply because it was written by a female poet, Krysinska's poetry gives insight into the creation of a new form of feminine expression as well as the persecution of the female artist viewed by her largely male peers, readership and competitors.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 186 pages
  • Publisher: University of Exeter Press
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  • Category: Poetry by individual poets
  • ISBN: 9780859897112



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