Reading Apollinaire's Calligrammes examines Guillaume Apollinaire's second major collection of poetry.
Composed between 1913 and 1918, the nineteen poems examined here fall into two main groups: the experimental poetry and the war poetry.
They also provide glimpses of the poet's personal history, from his affair with Louise de Coligny-Chatillon to his engagement to Madeleine Pages and his marriage with Jacqueline Kolb. Each section examines all of the previous scholarship for the work in question, provides a detailed analysis, and, in many cases, offers a new interpretation.
Each poem is subjected to a meticulous line-by-line analysis in the light of current knowledge.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 272 pages, 8 b/w illustrations
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
- Publication Date: 25/01/2018
- Category: Poetry by individual poets
- ISBN: 9781501338311
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