By Ariane Charton
'Un poète peut parler de lui, de ses amis, des vins qu’il boit, de l. a. maîtresse qu’il a ou qu’il voudrait avoir, du temps qu’il fait, des morts et des vivants, des sages et des fous : mais il ne doit pas faire de politique.'
Enfant poor du romantisme, Alfred de Musset (1810-1857) fut considéré de son vivant comme un météore qui n’avait jamais donné los angeles pleine mesure de son expertise. On ne voulait voir en lui qu’un auteur de comédies charmantes, de contes légers et de poèmes lyriques. los angeles Confession d’un enfant du siècle fut publiée dans une sorte d’indifférence : il ne chercha jamais à dissiper ces malentendus. Observateur désabusé d’une époque qui l’ennuie, il est pourtant celui qui dit le mieux le désenchantement de sa génération. Trop souvent réduit à sa réputation d’écrivain sentimental et à sa liaison avec George Sand, Musset est notre contemporain : parce qu’il position sa vie et son œuvre sous le signe de los angeles modernité et de l. a. liberté individuelle.
Read or Download Alfred de Musset PDF
Similar poetry books
A suite of poems by way of modern poet, Derek Walcott, whose topic is the landscape of lifestyles, panorama, tradition and politics of the West Indies.
"[A] courageous and relocating tribute to a brother long past off target; with ability, unflinching honesty, and redemptive compassion, Cristina García tracks his fantastic, complicated, and errant lifestyles. . . . those poems are the attractive, painful, mind-blowing results of a trip to hell and again looking for the brother she loves.
Winner of the Herder Prize, Nichita Stanescu used to be one in every of Romania's so much celebrated modern poets. This brilliant number of poems -- the main broad selection of his paintings to this point -- finds a global during which heavenly and mysterious forces speak with the standard and earthbound, the place love and a quest for fact are relevant, and pressing questions movement.
Gorgeous reflections chronicling a trip either religious and actual through could Sarton, one in all America's such a lot cherished poetsIn get together of her 50th birthday, could Sarton launched into a pilgrimage around the globe. touring via Japan, India, and Greece, she captured her non secular discoveries during this vibrant choice of poetry.
Extra resources for Alfred de Musset
True poetic inspiration is the rarest thing that exists. And I’m not using the word poet here in the intimate sense it holds for me, but rather in its habitual sense, since, for me, there has never been a single poet in the history of the planet. Today I affirm completely, as I did ten years ago in the Atheneum in Buenos Aires: "There has never been a single poem written in the world, but only some vague essays on how to write one. Poetry is yet to be born on our globe. ” I sometimes wonder if it will not go by unnoticed.
I sometimes wonder if it will not go by unnoticed. Let’s make it clear, then, that each time I speak of "poet” I simply use the term to be understood, like stretching a rubberband to encircle those who are nearest the importance which I assign it. During the period of the magazine Nord-Sud, of which I was one of the founders, we all had more or less the same orientation in our outlooks, but were far enough from one another at the core. 4 While others were making oval skylights, I was making square hori zons.
Everything that passes through the body of the poet must be subjected to the greatest possible amount of his heat. Here something as vast and enormous as the horizon is humanized; it becomes intimate, thanks to the adjective SQUARE. The infinite nests in our heart. 2. The indefinite becomes precise. In shutting the windows of our soul, whatever was able to escape, gasify, and unravel, remains en closed and is solidified. 3. The abstract becomes concrete and the concrete abstract. This means the perfect balance, since if the abstract leaned toward the more abstract, it would dissolve in your hands or filter through your fingers.