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Guillaume Apollinaire - Life Stories, Books, and Links
 
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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
 
Picture of Guillaume Apollinaire, poet, playwright / dramatist, and art critic; twentieth century French Literature and poetry
Photograph: Guillome Apollinaire
Guillaume Apollinaire
(1880 - 1918)

 
Category:  French Literature
 
Born:  August 26, 1880
Rome, Italy
 
Died:  November 9, 1918
Paris, France
 
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Gertrude Stein
 
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Guillaume Apollinaire - LIFE STORIES
 
 
9/7/1911     Apollinaire, Picasso, Mona Lisa
On this day in 1911 the poet-playwright-art critic Guillaume Apollinaire was jailed, suspected of masterminding the theft of the Mona Lisa from the Louvre. The circumstantial evidence which pointed to Apollinaire also pointed to his friend Picasso, and he too was arrested. Picasso was released almost immediately, Apollinaire after a week; Mona Lisa was not found until 1913, after eight forgeries had been sold.
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SELECTED WORKS BY THIS AUTHOR
 
 
Apollinaire on Art: Essays and Reviews, 1902-1918
by Guillaume Apollinaire, Leroy C. Breunig (Editor)
criticism
 
Bestiary: Or the Parade of Orpheus
fiction
 
Calligrammes: Poems of Peace and War 1913-1916
by Guillaume Apollinaire, Anne Hyde Greet (Translator)
poetry
 
Flesh Unlimited
fiction
 
Selected Writings of Guillaume Apollinaire
anthology
 
 
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SELECTED BOOKS ABOUT (or related to) THIS AUTHOR
 
 
Apollinaire and the Faceless Man: The Creation and Evolution of a Modern Motif
by Willard Eugene Bohn
analysis and criticism
 
Apollinaire, Cubism and Orphism
by Adrian Hicken
analysis and criticism
 
Bohemian Paris: Culture, Politics, and the Boundaries of Bourgeois Life, 1830-1930
by Jerrold Seigel
non-fiction
 
Bohemians: The Glamorous Outcasts
by Elizabeth Wilson
non-fiction
 
Guillaume Apollinaire as an Art Critic
by Harry Buckley
literary analysis
 
Kiki's Paris: Artists and Lovers 1900-1930
by Billy Kluver
non-fiction
 
Le Style Apollinaire: The Writing of Guillaume Apollinaire
by Louis Zukofsky, Jean Daive
literary analysis
 
Lettres à Guillaume Apollinaire, 1904-1918
by Ricciotto Canudo
letters
 
The Banquet Years: The Origins of the Avant Garde in France, 1885 to World War I: Alfred Jarry, Henry Rousseau, Erik Satie and Guillaume Apollinaire
by Roger Shattuck
literary history
 
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Art Bin Magazine
A biographical article titled "Good morning, my name is Guillaume Apollinaire!" offers insight into the poet's early years and challenges, and enduring legacy as the "innovator of French poetry":

"Apollinaire outlined the developmental optimism of the time in his manifesto "The New Spirit and the Poets" (L'Esprit Nouveau et les Poëtes) in 1917; with his demise to the Spanish flu the next year, this actually became his artistic testament. His point of departure was a universal belief in scientific exploration of the macrocosm as well as of the microcosm, of things big and small. The altered conception of the world will necessarily bring on fresh ideas and new means of expression, breaking with antiquated tradition, he claimed. He especially stressed that artists should make use of a reality that sometimes exceeds legend or implements it..."
Guillaume Apollinaire: site officiel
This French-language "official website" offers a biography, an annotated bibliography of works by and about the author, information about various points of interest in Apollinaire's Paris, and links to other online resources.
Selected Poetry
Find selected poems in English and French, including:

  • The Song of the Ill-Loved (La chanson du mal-aimé)

  • The Pont Mirabeau (Le pont Mirabeau)

  • Tortoise (La tortue)

  • Orpheus (Orphée)

  • Horse (Le cheval)

  • Come to the Edge
  • Song Texts
    A selection of over 100 poems poetry in English and French.
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