Oeuvres (review)

Oeuvres (review) 108 / French Forum/Winter 2001/Vol. 26, No. 1 ´ those few letters of Mallarme's, such as his ``Autobiographical Letter'' to Verlaine, that have long been considered vital in the analysis of the poet's work. ´ As an extension of Mallarme as writer of poetry and critical prose, the correspondence enhances and expands the portrait of one of the most intricate and imaginative cultural figures of the history of French letters. Pamela A. Genova University of Oklahoma Robert Desnos. Oeuvres. Ed. Marie-Claire Dumas. Paris: Gallimard-Quarto, 1999. Robert Desnos played a key role in the establishment of the surrealist ´ ´ movement. In the first Manifeste du surrealisme (1924), Andre Breton confirmed Desnos's status as the star of the movement at its inception: ``Robert ´ ` ´ Desnos parle surrealiste a volonte.'' When Breton defined surrealism in the Manifeste as ``l'automatisme psychique pur,'' he used in part as his inspiration the experience of the collective experiments in hypnotic sleep known as the ´ epoque des sommeils engaged in by the young surrealists two years earlier. The undisputed star at automatic sleep and verbal-visual automatic creation ` ´ during that period was Desnos. With his ``Troisieme Manifeste du surrealisme'' (1930), written http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png French Forum University of Nebraska Press

Oeuvres (review)

French Forum, Volume 26 (1) – Jan 1, 2001

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108 / French Forum/Winter 2001/Vol. 26, No. 1 ´ those few letters of Mallarme's, such as his ``Autobiographical Letter'' to Verlaine, that have long been considered vital in the analysis of the poet's work. ´ As an extension of Mallarme as writer of poetry and critical prose, the correspondence enhances and expands the portrait of one of the most intricate and imaginative cultural figures of the history of French letters. Pamela A. Genova University of Oklahoma Robert Desnos. Oeuvres. Ed. Marie-Claire Dumas. Paris: Gallimard-Quarto, 1999. Robert Desnos played a key role in the establishment of the surrealist ´ ´ movement. In the first Manifeste du surrealisme (1924), Andre Breton confirmed Desnos's status as the star of the movement at its inception: ``Robert ´ ` ´ Desnos parle surrealiste a volonte.'' When Breton defined surrealism in the Manifeste as ``l'automatisme psychique pur,'' he used in part as his inspiration the experience of the collective experiments in hypnotic sleep known as the ´ epoque des sommeils engaged in by the young surrealists two years earlier. The undisputed star at automatic sleep and verbal-visual automatic creation ` ´ during that period was Desnos. With his ``Troisieme Manifeste du surrealisme'' (1930), written

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