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  • Porter wrote one of the earliest and still one of the best critiques of this then little known group, and he wrote poems himself, including translations of Mallarme; in his criticism he takes a special interest in the painters who associated with Mallarme, among them Vuillard.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • Porter, artist and critic, relates to de Kooning as Valery relates to Mallarme.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • And since I am a Christian, I further believe that the drama of reality required that the Prime Thinker, to borrow a phrase from Mallarme, introduce himself into the story.

    Sunday sermon ...

  • In terms of contemporary experimental poetics (from Mallarme onwards) "truth" belongs to a "constellation," a set of correspondences in the cosmos; at the same time it is a signifier in the river of language that is the "Ode on a Grecian Urn," beyond the power of any human ego to control it.

    Deforming Keat's 'Ode on a Grecian Urn'

  • I came out with a volume of Mallarme poems, but arranged so cleverly that it's hard to understand why it's not done more often.

    Archive 2005-03-01

  • Instead of accruing interest around a single subject, hierarchical in relation to other possible subjects, experimental poetry looks to a "field" or "constellation" (Mallarme, Rilke) of subjects in mutual relation.

    Passion and Romantic Poetics

  • It became a cafe much frequentd by famous writers and artists -- Mallarme, Valery, Verlaine, Sartre, Gide, Braque, Modigliani, and Hemingway (see his "Moveable Feast"), among others; Lenin and Trotsky played chess there.


  • The books he liked were queer; sometimes I would find him poring over the poems of Mallarme, and he read them as a child reads, forming the words with his lips, and I wondered what strange emotion he got from those subtle cadences and obscure phrases; and again I found him absorbed in the detective novels of Gaboriau.

    Moon and Sixpence

  • Lawson and Clutton knew that Cronshaw's remark was an answer to the question about Mallarme.

    Of Human Bondage

  • Mallarme was standing at the other end of the room leaning against the chimney piece.

    Oscar Wilde


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  • For the pronunciation, see Mallarmé.

    March 14, 2011