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Paul Verlaine - Life Stories, Books, and Links
 
Biographical Information

Stories about Paul Verlaine

Selected works by this author

Selected books about / related to this author

Recommended links
 
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
 
Picture of Paul Verlaine, nineteenth century French poet and leader of the Symbolist movement
Portrait: Paul Verlaine
Paul Verlaine   (1844 - 1896)
 
Category:  French Literature
 
Born:  March 30, 1844
Metz, France
 
Died:  January 8, 1896
Paris, France
 
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Arthur Rimbaud
 
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Paul Verlaine - LIFE STORIES
 
 
7/10/1873     Verlaine & Rimbaud, Armed & Dangerous
On this day in 1873 Paul Verlaine (pictured) shot Arthur Rimbaud in a Brussels hotel, wounding him in the wrist. Although not yet two years old, their relationship was in such sexual, emotional, financial and absinthe confusion that no specific motive seems relevant, but the Belgian courts were determined to convict Verlaine of assault, and gave him the maximum two-year sentence.
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SELECTED WORKS BY THIS AUTHOR
 
 
Selected Poems
by Paul Verlaine, Martin Sorrell (Editor)
poetry, anthology
 
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SELECTED BOOKS ABOUT (or related to) THIS AUTHOR
 
 
Paul Verlaine: His Life, His Work
by Edmond Lepelletier, E.M. Lang (Translator)
biography
 
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Literary Kicks
A biography that explores the evolution of Verlaine's poetic style.

"Verlaine's sardonic, wistful early work had much in common with the impressionist art that was being invented elsewhere in Paris at the same time. His poems were neat, sparse miniatures of life's moments: first kisses, seashells, mimes on the street. But Verlaine was uniquely open to the influences of his surroundings, and would soon evolve his style, and his life, through several phases. ... To read Verlaine's poetry from any of his life phases is a pleasing and enjoyable revelation. His life story seems fierce and self-indulgent, but his verses always betray a humble, affectionate touch and a humane sense of life."
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Find a biography that examines Verlaine's life and personal struggles, and briefly reviews his literary endeavors.

"In Verlaine's works two impressions predominate: that only self is important, and that the function of poetry is to preserve moments of extreme sensation and unique impressions. In spite of the 'vagueness' of his poetry, Verlaine was craftsmanly careful in his compositions, using simple, musical language. He maintained outward form of classical poetry, but his work opened the way for free verse."
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