Paul Verlaine

Standard Name: Verlaine, Paul


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Education Fay Weldon
FW learned to read at three: I remember . . . the way the letters suddenly made sense.
Weldon, Fay. Auto da Fay. Flamingo, 2002.
After her grandmother joined the family in 1942 she was able to borrow adult books from...
Education Anna Akhmatova
At the age of ten Anna started attending school in Tsarskoe Selo, but fell ill a few months later and had to withdraw. She learnt French at home and by the age of thirteen...
Friends, Associates Marie Belloc Lowndes
As a child she had already met several distinguished writers in England, and Mary Clarke Mohl and Turgenev in France.
Lowndes, Marie Belloc. I, Too, Have Lived in Arcadia. Macmillan, 1941.
As a young adult she quickly became known to many eminent members of the...
Intertextuality and Influence Theodora Benson
While the title alludes to Lewis Carroll , the chapters are headed with quotations which begin with Shakespeare and Verlaine , move through such less usual sources as Punch and Rupert Brooke , and conclude...
Intertextuality and Influence Mary Elizabeth Braddon
This story of infidelity features an Italian financier who as a furiously jealous foreigner is compared to Shakespeare's Othello. (At least Provana is not black
Braddon, Mary Elizabeth. Beyond These Voices. Hutchinson, 1910.
comments one character.) There the resemblance ends, for...
Intertextuality and Influence Carol Ann Duffy
Its contents include a number of fairly light-hearted treatments of topical subjects: The Legend (which describes a mythical, impossibly immense animal, which the last words reveal to be the elephant, once it has become extinct...
Intertextuality and Influence Florence Farr
A series of reviews by others precedes Farr's own account of her musical recitations. These experiments in verse performance began as illustrations of Yeats's theories of the music and rhythm of spoken verse, but Farr...
Leisure and Society Michael Field
On 22 November 1893, Edith and Katharine joined eighty to an hundred intellectual listeners, many of them women,
Field, Michael, and William Rothenstein. Works and Days. Moore, Thomas Sturge and D. C. Sturge MooreEditors , J. Murray, 1933.
at Barnard's Inn in London to hear Verlaine read his poetry.
Textual Features Edith Sitwell
French as well as English poetry is much in evidence here, predominantly Gérard de Nerval , Baudelaire , Stéphane Mallarmé , Verlaine , and Rimbaud , all of whom she much admired. ES groups her...
Textual Features Natalie Clifford Barney
In L'amour défenduNCB defends the proposition that only love is important, not the sex to whom it is directed.
Barney, Natalie Clifford, and Karla Jay. A Perilous Advantage: The Best of Natalie Clifford Barney. Anna Livia,Translator , New Victoria Publishers, 1992.
She argues that every person possesses both masculine and feminine principles: We should not...
Textual Features Frances Cornford
The book contains poems by, among others, Baudelaire , Rimbaud , and Verlaine . Cornford's translations appear on the facing pages.
Fifteen Poems, from the French. Cornford, FrancesTranslator , Tragara Press, 1976.
Textual Features Beatrice Harraden
They mention the need for new funds and the way they will supplement previous subscriptions.
Harraden, Beatrice, and Elizabeth Robins. “The Sussex Hospital”. Times Literary Supplement, No. 934, p. 750.
They specify some of the material they have already collected from other authors and publishers to sell on...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Marie Belloc Lowndes
This book deals very largely with her French extended family, her visits to France as a young adult, and her French social circles. She meant it to dispel certain false ideas, English rather than American...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Cecily Mackworth
She concentrates on the visits of her subjects to England in the late nineteenth or early twentieth centuries. To all of them—Mallarmé (a poet she deeply loved), Verlaine (whose list of books probably read...


Paul Verlaine published Poèmes saturniens.
8 February 1932
Count Geoffrey Wladislas Vaile Potocki of Montalk went to trial (and was later convicted) for obscene libel for having tried to get printed for private circulation five short poems.