Selected Writings of Paul Valery

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$18.95
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New Directions Publishing Corporation
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256
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5.27 X 7.99 X 0.76 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780811202138
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About the Author

One of the major figures of twentieth-century French literature, Paul Valéry was born in 1871. After a promising debut as a young symbolist in Mallarmé's circle, Valéry withdrew from public view for almost twenty years, and was almost forgotten by 1917 when the publication of the long poem La Jeune Parque made him an instant celebrity. He was best known in his day for his small output of highly polished lyric poetry, and posthumously for the 27,000 pages of his Notebooks. He died in 1945.