Thursday, April 28, 2016

Les poètes maudits

Paul Verlaine (ed) - Les poètes maudits (1884) direct link
Open Library main page

The original anthology (though in a 1920 reprint) - a kind of critical work and small anthology, much as Edmund Wilson would later do.  It started, to some degree anyway, the reputations for Rimbaud, Mallarmé and Corbière.  The others haven't lasted as well (Villiers is known almost entirely to English-speakers for his stories not his poetry, though Edmond Lepelletier claims that was actually his strength).  Pauvre Lelian is actually Verlaine.