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Title Mallarmé's children : symbolism and the renewal of experience / Richard Cándida Smith.
Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1999.

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Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 304 pages)
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-296) and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
English.
Subject Mallarmé, Stéphane, 1842-1898 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Mallarmé, Stéphane, 1842-1898
Symbolism (Literary movement)
Literature and society.
French literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
France -- Intellectual life -- 19th century.
American literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
France.
1800-1999
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Electronic books.
Contents pt. 1. The Symbolist Moment. 1. Stephane Mallarme before the Public. 2. The Production of Symbolism. 3. Apprentices and Washouts. 4. Crises of Opportunity. 5. Moving toward an "Industrial Art" -- pt. 2. Poetics and the Politics of "Experience" 6. Symbolism, Pragmatism, and the Synthetic Self. 7. Truth as Self-Representation. 8. Poetry and the Translation of History into Truth -- pt. 3. Eros, Labor, Poetry. 9. Self-Representation as Metaphysics. 10. Representing Utopian Aspiration. 11. American Syntheses -- pt. 4. From Symbol to Design, from Harmony to Elegance. 12. The Order of Things Hidden. 13. Vision and Language into the Gap. 14. Working within the Dream.
pt. 1. The symbolist moment. Stephane Mallarme before the public. The production of symbolism. Apprentices and washouts. Crises of opportunity. Moving toward an "industrial art" -- pt. 2. Poetics and the politics of "experience" symbolism, pragmatism, and the synthetic self. Truth as self-representation. Poetry and the translation of history into truth -- pt. 3. Eros, labor, poetry. Self-representation as metaphysics. Representing utopian aspiration. American syntheses -- pt. 4. From symbol to design, from harmony to elegance. The order of things hidden. Vision and language into the gap. Working within the dream.
Summary "In a narrative combining intellectual and cultural history, Richard Candida Smith unfolds the legacy of Stephane Mallarme, the poet who fathered the symbolist movement in poetry and art. Through the lens of symbolism, Candida Smith focuses on a variety of subjects: sexual liberation and the erotic, anarchism, utopianism, labor, and women's creative role. Paradoxically, the symbolists' reconfiguration of elite culture fit effectively into the modern commercial media. After Mallarme was rescued from obscurity, symbolism became a valuable commodity, exported by France to America and elsewhere in the market-driven turn-of-the-century world. Mallarme's Children traces not only how poets regarded their poetry and artists their art but also how the public learned to think in new ways about cultural work and to behave differently as a result."--Jacket.
Other Title Print version: Smith, Richard Cándida. Mallarmé's children. Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1999 0520218280