Frameworks for Mallarmé : the photo and the graphic of an interdisciplinary aesthetic /
Gayle Zachmann.
Albany : State University of New York Press, c2008.
xiii, 209 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
079147593X (cloth), 9780791475935 (cloth)
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Albany : State University of New York Press, c2008.
079147593X (cloth)
9780791475935 (cloth)
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 189-202) and index.
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Zachmann (Univ. of Florida) argues that Stephane Mallarme (1842-98) must be understood as an outgrowth of his culture. Both his poetic theory and language reveal mid-19th-century fertilization and his effort to adapt, change, and even subvert the dominant discourses and conventions apparent in the press and science of his day. The author points out that the poet constantly struggled to integrate pictorial and literary fragmentation in a way that imitated and stimulated cognition and consciousness. Because of the complexity of the ideas, the first half of the book is a particularly difficult read. Here the author takes her inspiration from Mallarme's unfinished Igitur, showing how Mallarme re-created Plato's cave with mirrors to reflect the unstable, the virtual, the in-between, where life and creation exist in suspended motion, caught as though by a camera. In second part of the book, Zachmann focuses on ut pictura poesis. She considers a number of Mallarme's largely neglected articles that leave no doubt of the poet's debt to Manet's and the Impressionists' "truth," to photography, and to the spectral. Although marred by inconsistent editing and translation, this volume provides an accurate, useful vision of Mallarme. Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students, researchers, faculty. A. H. Pasco University of Kansas
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Countering the conventional image of the deliberately obscure 'ivory-tower poet', 'Frameworks for Mallarmé' presents Stéphane Mallarmé as a journalist and critic who was actively engaged with the sociocultural and technological shifts of his era.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrationsp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
List of Abbreviationsp. xiii
Introduction: Picture this ...p. 1
Frames of Reference I: Une exquise crise, fondamentalep. 15
Frame of Reference II: Le future vers se degagep. 35
Frames of Consciousness in "Igitur": Devant le papier, l'artiste se faitp. 61
Framed Works and Mallarme: The steadfast gaze of a vision restored to its simplest perfectionp. 91
Frame Works for Mallarme: Dans l'oubli ferme par le cadre se fixe De scintillationsp. 123
Interartistic Frameworks: Employer des comparaisons prises a tous les arts, mais la poesie les resumep. 149
Coda: Exposing Change: Quotidian frameworks and developing movementsp. 165
Notesp. 171
Bibliographyp. 189
Indexp. 203
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