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Introducing the Prose Poem

Paul Hetherington and Cassandra Atherton

in Prose Poetry: An Introduction

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691180656
eISBN:
9780691212135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691180656.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter traces prose poetry's development in nineteenth-century France and its early reception and subsequent critical views about the form. The prose poem in English is now established as an ... More


Ideas of Open Form and Closure in Prose Poetry

Paul Hetherington and Cassandra Atherton

in Prose Poetry: An Introduction

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691180656
eISBN:
9780691212135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691180656.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter focuses on ideas of open form and closure in prose poetry. While lineated lyric poetry is typically highly suggestive and open to various interpretations, it simultaneously tends toward ... More


Baudelaire's Prose Poems: The Practice and Politics of Irony

Sonya Stephens

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158776
eISBN:
9780191673351
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158776.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Poetry

The aim of this book is to offer a new reading of Baudelaire's Petits Poèmes en Prose that demonstrates the significance of ironic otherness for the theory and functioning of the work and for the ... More


Prose Poetry and TimeSpace

Paul Hetherington and Cassandra Atherton

in Prose Poetry: An Introduction

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691180656
eISBN:
9780691212135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691180656.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter addresses prose poetry's distortion of space and time, exploring the effects created by prose poetry's simultaneously condensed and onrushing language. This is unlike lineated poetry ... More


The Image and Memory in Reading Prose Poetry

Paul Hetherington and Cassandra Atherton

in Prose Poetry: An Introduction

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691180656
eISBN:
9780691212135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691180656.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter describes the use of visual imagery in prose poetry. It examines how such imagery relates to evocations of memory, and the continuing connection of some of prose poetry's effects to ... More


Metaphor, Metonymy, and the Prose Poem

Paul Hetherington and Cassandra Atherton

in Prose Poetry: An Introduction

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691180656
eISBN:
9780691212135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691180656.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter studies another central feature of prose poetry: the use of metonymy and metaphor. Metonymy allows writers to use phrases or individual words in ways that suggest an array of meanings, ... More


Origins and Contexts

Clive Scott

in Vers Libre: The Emergence of Free Verse in France 1886-1914

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151593
eISBN:
9780191672750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151593.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Poetry

This chapter focuses on the history of poetry, its origin, and contexts. In this chapter, analysis centres on the invention of free verse and its evolution and developments. What features made 1886 ... More


Prose Poetry, Rhythm, and the City

Paul Hetherington and Cassandra Atherton

in Prose Poetry: An Introduction

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691180656
eISBN:
9780691212135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691180656.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The chapter examines the rhythms of prose poetry, which are different from those found in metered verse, and vary, too, from the rhythms of free verse. The main differences relate to what has ... More


Women and Prose Poetry

Paul Hetherington and Cassandra Atherton

in Prose Poetry: An Introduction

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691180656
eISBN:
9780691212135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691180656.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter highlights the tradition of English-language prose poetry by women. It explores what women's prose poetries may be — not only in terms of content and approach but in terms of technique ... More


Thresholds

Sonya Stephens

in Baudelaire's Prose Poems: The Practice and Politics of Irony

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158776
eISBN:
9780191673351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158776.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Poetry

This chapter focuses on Baudelaire's choice of genre and the way in which he seeks to define it, both by his careful consideration of titles and in the letter addressed to Arsene Houssaye, now ... More


Lyricism and its Others

Sonya Stephens

in Baudelaire's Prose Poems: The Practice and Politics of Irony

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158776
eISBN:
9780191673351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158776.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Poetry

This chapter builds on the forms of doubleness uncovered to show how the poetic texts are representative of a continuity between thematic and formal planes. Lyricism is shown to be irreconcilably ... More


The Prose Poem and the Dualities of Comic Art

Sonya Stephens

in Baudelaire's Prose Poems: The Practice and Politics of Irony

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158776
eISBN:
9780191673351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158776.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Poetry

This chapter demonstrates how the Petits Poèmes en prose exploit comic forms and combine Baudelaire's notion of the comique significatif and the comique Absolu. These forms of the comic depend, like ... More


The Prose Poem’s Post-Romantic Inheritance

Paul Hetherington and Cassandra Atherton

in Prose Poetry: An Introduction

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691180656
eISBN:
9780691212135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691180656.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter discusses prose poetry's connection to Romanticism. Although contemporary writers take the fragmentary nature of the prose poem for granted, it was once an important innovation to ... More


The Politics of Form

Sonya Stephens

in Baudelaire's Prose Poems: The Practice and Politics of Irony

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158776
eISBN:
9780191673351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158776.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines the politics of form. The politics are to be understood principally in the sense of manoeuvring and intriguing, although this does not exclude consideration of the ideological ... More


Breaking Silence: ‘La Déclaration foraine’

Roger Pearson

in Mallarmé and Circumstance: The Translation of Silence

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199266746
eISBN:
9780191708923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199266746.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, European Literature

This chapter analyzes the prose poem La Déclaration foraine. This is considered Mallarmé's penultimate prose poem, which was first published in L'Art et la Mode on 12 August 1887. La Déclaration ... More


‘Anecdotes ou poèmes’ (1864–1868) 1

Roger Pearson

in Unfolding Mallarmé: The Development of a Poetic Art

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159179
eISBN:
9780191673535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159179.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Poetry

In both ‘Don du poème’ and ‘Sainte’ it is possible to see a Mallarmé who has moved beyond ‘autant d'intuitives révélations de mon tempérament’ and acceded to the manner of writing outlined to ... More


Translating Baudelaire: L’esprit Décadent and the Early Writings

Peter Jeffreys

in Reframing Decadence: C. P. Cavafy's Imaginary Portraits

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801447082
eISBN:
9781501701252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801447082.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines the influence of Charles Baudelaire on C. P. Cavafy's earliest writings, including essays, fictional narratives, and prose poems. It first considers Cavafy's prose ... More


Prose Poetry: An Introduction

Paul Hetherington and Cassandra Atherton

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691180656
eISBN:
9780691212135
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691180656.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This is the first book of its kind — an introduction to the history, development, and features of English-language prose poetry, an increasingly important and popular literary form that is still too ... More


The Poet's Milieu

Roger Pearson

in Mallarmé and Circumstance: The Translation of Silence

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199266746
eISBN:
9780191708923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199266746.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, European Literature

This chapter argues that Mallarmé's work demonstrates the possibility that all discourse which is remotely concerted (philosophy, political oratory, historical writings) is in fact a form of ... More


Surrealism Old and New in Three Generations of Prose Poets: The Case of the Low Countries

Hans Vandevoorde

in Neo-Avant-Gardes: Post-War Literary Experiments Across Borders

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781474486095
eISBN:
9781399509596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474486095.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter argues that there is no reason not to view the many neo-surrealistic trends in post-war literature as the legitimate heirs of the avant-garde. It is thus fitting to apply the label of ... More


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