Symbolism

art movement

Symbolism was a late nineteenth-century art movement of French, Russian and Belgian origin in poetry and other arts seeking to represent absolute truths symbolically through metaphorical images and language mainly as a reaction against naturalism and realism. In literature, the style originates with the 1857 publication of Charles Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du mal. The works of Edgar Allan Poe, which Baudelaire admired greatly and translated into French, were a significant influence and the source of many stock tropes and images. The aesthetic was developed by Stéphane Mallarmé and Paul Verlaine during the 1860s and 1870s. In the 1880s, the aesthetic was articulated by a series of manifestos and attracted a generation of writers. The term "symbolist" was first applied by the critic Jean Moréas, who invented the term to distinguish the Symbolists from the related Decadents of literature and of art. Distinct from, but related to, the style of literature, symbolism in art is related to the gothic component of Romanticism and Impressionism.
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Kahlil Gibran

Lebanese-American writer, poet, and painter (1883–1931)

Works

1178

The Prophet

1923 book with 26 prose poetry fables by Khalil Gibran

author: Kahlil Gibran

1923

The Prophet

author: Kahlil Gibran

Le prophète

author: Kahlil Gibran

Le Sable et l'Écume

author: Kahlil Gibran

Author

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Paul Verlaine

French poet

Works

242

Poèmes saturniens

first collection of poetry by Paul Verlaine, first published in 1866

author: Paul Verlaine

Fêtes galantes

collection of poems by Paul Verlaine

author: Paul Verlaine

Romances sans paroles

poetry anthology by Paul Verlaine

author: Paul Verlaine

1874

Oeuvres poétiques complètes

author: Paul Verlaine

Jadis et naguère

recueil de poèmes de Verlaine

author: Paul Verlaine

Articles

2

François Coppée

article by Paul Verlaine

author: Paul Verlaine

Leconte de Lisle

redactioneel artikel

author: Paul Verlaine

Author

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Konstantin Balmont

Russian poet

Author

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João da Cruz e Sousa

Brazilian poet

Author

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Alexander Blok

Russian poet

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