Construction Literary Magazine

Fall 2019

Stéphane Mallarmé

Stéphane Mallarmé was a highly influential 19th century French symbolist poet whose work was the precursor to several artistic schools of the early 20th century, including Dadaism, Surrealism, and Futurism. His famous translation of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” into French in 1875 was accompanied with illustrations by the Impressionist painter Édouard Manet. Because of the complex and prosodic nature of his poems, he is considered one of the most difficult French poets to translate into English.

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