The art of poetry

  title={The art of poetry},
  author={P. Val{\'e}ry},
What I have so far had to say about Elizabethan poetry has emphasized its material value, its value as cultural or political currency. This is not to say that poetry was not ‘art’ or not recognized as such, for indeed there was a conscious effort in the latter half of the sixteenth century to establish and justify an ‘art of English poetry’. Tudor poetry, indeed, had its foundations in educational tradition, for it was one of the products of the philosophical movement that is now known as… Expand
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Upon a gloomy night, With all my cares to loving ardors flushed (O venture of delight!) With nobody in sight I went abroad when all my house was hushed
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pref ace to Les Cantiques spirituels de St
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Be quiet, O my Sorrow, and lie still" (the first line of Baudelaire's Recueillement). 82. PROBLEMS OF POETRY
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1865-1933) abbe, historian, and literary critic; member of the French Academy from
  • 1928
preface to Valery's Poisie, essais sur la poetique et Ie poete, with eight engravings by the author
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published first in Eng lish translation by Malcolm Cowley
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Orient desert: "In the desert East, vast was my ennui!" (Antiochus, in Berinice, I, iv.) 35. FUNERAL ORATION FOR A FABLE
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