Paul Valéry

Standard Name: Valéry, Paul
Used Form: Paul Valery


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Education Simone de Beauvoir
As a student SB continued her extra-curricular reading. She discovered, through her cousin Jacques Champigneulles , the moderns: Alain-Fournier , Cocteau , Montherlant , Gide , Claudel , Valéry , Barrès , and Adrienne Monnier .
Beauvoir, Simone de. Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter. Translator Kirkup, James, Penguin.
“Contemporary Authors”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Centre-LRC.
Education Luce Irigaray
LI took her first degree (an MA in philosophy and literature) at the University of Louvain in 1955. At this time, she wrote a thesis on the idea of purity in Paul Valéry 's work...
Family and Intimate relationships Sylvia Beach
SB was hunting down a copy of Paul Fort 's Vers et prose, and was directed to Monnier's bookshop. She found the shop's owner surprisingly warm and friendly. Adrienne declared that she like[d] America...
Friends, Associates Sybille Bedford
Introduced to Aldous Huxley and his wife Maria by the South African poet Roy Campbell while at Sanary, the young SB became their intimate friend.
Bedford, Sybille. Quicksands. Counterpoint.
She was later embarrassed by her earlier admiration for...
Friends, Associates Violet Trefusis
The Princesse hosted a salon at 57 Avenue Henri-Martin attended by Anna de Noailles , Cocteau , Paul Valéry , and Proust , who incorporated some of his perceptions of the gatherings into A la...
Friends, Associates Hope Mirrlees
While living in Paris, Mirrlees and Harrison entertained visitors who included HM 's mother (widowed in 1924), and Virginia and Leonard Woolf .
Robinson, Annabel. The Life and Work of Jane Ellen Harrison. Oxford University Press.
The two women were acquainted with Edith Wharton , Dorothy (Strachey)
Friends, Associates Natalie Clifford Barney
By the 1920s the salon attracted an impressive array of prominent writers, artists, and intellectuals, including Paul Valéry , Colette , Jean Cocteau , Gabriele D'Annunzio , Rabindranath Tagore , Ernest Hemingway , F. Scott
Friends, Associates Sylvia Beach
Among the first subscribers were Thérèse Bertrand (later Fontaine) , André Gide , Dorothy and Ezra Pound , and Gertrude Stein .
Beach, Sylvia. Shakespeare and Company. Harcourt, Brace.
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With the loyal support of French literary figures such as Valery Larbaud
Leisure and Society Sylvia Beach
At the first literary night of Les Amis de Shakespeare and Company , supporters of SB 's bookshop, André Gide and Paul Valéry both read works by Valéry.
Fitch, Noel Riley. Sylvia Beach and the Lost Generation: A History of Literary Paris in the Twenties and Thirties. W. W. Norton.
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Literary responses Edna St Vincent Millay
The collaborative translation received the praise or approval of Paul Valéry .
Millay, Edna St Vincent. “Introduction”. Selected Poems, edited by J. D. McClatchy, The Library of America, p. xvii - xxxiii.
The New York Times called it a magnificent translation . . . by two poets whom the unquiet shadow of Baudelaire...
Occupation Natalie Clifford Barney
Their goal was to offer financial backing to struggling writers such as T. S. Eliot and Paul Valéry , but the venture failed because Eliot was too embarrassed to accept the money, and Valéry secured...
Publishing Sylvia Beach
Paul Valéry asked SB to translate his essay Littérature; it was later published in Bryher 's Life and Letters Today, under the signature of Sylvia Beach and the Author.
Fitch, Noel Riley. Sylvia Beach and the Lost Generation: A History of Literary Paris in the Twenties and Thirties. W. W. Norton.
Beach, Sylvia. Shakespeare and Company. Harcourt, Brace.
Textual Production Dorothy Bussy
She followed this with another translation of a book about a painter, Camille Mauclair 's Antoine Watteau , 1684-1721, in 1906. The next year she published her essay Eugène Delacroix. In later years...
Textual Production Sylvia Beach
SB first demurred but was assured by Valéry that they would do it together. However, whenever she ventured to ask for an explication of a passage, he would reply, I'm positive I never wrote that...
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...


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Valéry, Paul, and Paul Valéry. “Literature”. Life and Letters Today, edited by Bryher, translated by. Sylvia Beach.