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Poetry by Paul Verlaine

Paul Verlaine

Alongside Baudelaire, Mallarmé, and Rimbaud, with whom he had a stormy relationship, Paul Verlaine is one of the most influential poets of the fin de siècle. He was one of the greatest representatives of the Decadent movement that began in the 1870s, and a leader of the Symbolists. His stylistic innovations brought a new musicality to French poetry; it was he who paved the way for modern poetry with its experiments in free verse and new techniques. Verlaine produced exquisitely crafted verse, conveying the strongest emotions and appetites. This translation by Gertrude Hall, herself a recognized poet, is one of the best rendering of Verlaine's work in English language.

Alongside Baudelaire, Mallarmé, and Rimbaud, with whom he had a stormy relationship, Paul Verlaine is one of the most influential poets of the fin de siècle. He was one of the greatest representatives of the Decadent movement that began in the 1870s, and a leader of the Symbolists. His stylistic innovations brought a new musicality to French poetry; it was he who paved the way for modern poetry with its experiments in free verse and new techniques. Verlaine produced exquisitely crafted verse, conveying the strongest emotions and appetites. This translation by Gertrude Hall, herself a recognized poet, is one of the best rendering of Verlaine's work in English language.
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Alongside Baudelaire, Mallarmé, and Rimbaud, with whom he had a stormy relationship, Paul Verlaine is one of the most influential poets of the fin de siècle. He was one of the greatest representatives of the Decadent movement that began in the 1870s, and a leader of the Symbolists. His stylistic innovations brought a new musicality to French poetry; it was he who paved the way for modern poetry with its experiments in free verse and new techniques. Verlaine produced exquisitely crafted verse, conveying the strongest emotions and appetites. This translation by Gertrude Hall, herself a recognized poet, is one of the best rendering of Verlaine's work in English language.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Paul Spera

Length:

28m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:11


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:01


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:21


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

00:33


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

00:51


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

01:08


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

01:07


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

01:22


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:53


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

00:56


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

00:37


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:32


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

01:09


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:04


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

01:41


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

01:07


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

01:11


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

01:15


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

01:01


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

00:57


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

01:11


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

01:00


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

00:46


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

01:09


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

01:10