American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Verlaine, Paul 1844-1896. French symbolist poet whose works, noted for their fine lyricism, include Romances sans Paroles (1874) and Sagesse (1881).
- n. French symbolist poet (1844-1896)
“Verlaine (_Paul Verlaine_, 1907) seeks to minimize or explain away the homosexual aspect of the poet's life.”
“X. Šalda wrote of the “school of symbolists” as early as 1891, calling Verlaine, Villiers, and Mallarmé its masters, but denied that there is a school of symbolists with dogmas, codices, and manifestoes.”
“Revue Wagnerienne, where, united by the same artistic devotion, were found writers and poets such as Verlaine, Mallarme, Swinburne,”
“I think we shall wait long for that, for the time when we shall have our best esthetics over the coffee, at the curbside under the trees with the sun shining upon it, or the shadow of the evening lending its sanction, under the magnetic influence of such a one as Paul Fort or Francis Jammes, or Emile Verhaeren -- as it was once to be had among such as Verlaine, Baudelaire and that high company of distinguished painters who are now famous among us.”
“I guess the noun "souvenir" reminded you of the verb "se souvenir" - and the emotional line written by Verlaine emerged quite naturally in your mind: "Je me souviens des jours anciens et je pleure" ...”
“Verlaine remembers his past (“les jours anciens”/happier days!) and sees himself, sad, lost, powerless, like a dead leaf blown here and there by a nasty wind.”
“Imagine Mr. Butler living up to social etiquette and enunciating his views on Paul Verlaine or the German drama or the novels of D'Annunzio.”
“MR: Some other artists on this project are Tom Chapin, Randy Brecker, and Tom Verlaine.”
“Degas plus Renoir; Monet plus Cézanne; and in the same way, Verlaine plus Mallarmé...”
“Degas plus Renoir; Monet plus CÃ©zanne; and in the same way, Verlaine plus MallarmÃ©...”
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