The Symbolist Movement in Literature

The Symbolist Movement in Literature

Author: Arthur Symons

Publisher: FilRougeViceversa

ISBN: 9783985949168

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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"It is in and through Symbols that man, consciously or unconsciously, lives, works, and has his being: those ages, moreover, are accounted the noblest which can the best recognise symbolical worth, and prize it highest." ​ Carlyle ​ Without symbolism there can be no literature; indeed, not even language. What are words themselves but symbols, almost as arbitrary as the letters which compose them, mere sounds of the voice to which we have agreed to give certain significations, as we have agreed to translate these sounds by those combinations of letters? Symbolism began with the first words uttered by the first man, as he named every living thing; or before them, in heaven, when God named the world into being. And we see, in these beginnings, precisely what Symbolism in literature really is: a form of expression, at the best but approximate, essentially but arbitrary, until it has obtained the force of a convention, for an unseen reality apprehended by the consciousness. It is sometimes permitted to us to hope that our convention is indeed the reflection rather than merely the sign of that unseen reality. We have done much if we have found a recognisable sign.
The Symbolist Movement in Literature
Language: en
Pages: 150
Authors: Arthur Symons
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-09-23 - Publisher: FilRougeViceversa

"It is in and through Symbols that man, consciously or unconsciously, lives, works, and has his being: those ages, moreover, are accounted the noblest which can the best recognise symbolical worth, and prize it highest." ​ Carlyle ​ Without symbolism there can be no literature; indeed, not even language. What
The Symbolist Movement in Literature
Language: en
Pages: 290
Authors: Arthur Symons
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-12-05 - Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

"It is in and through Symbols that man, consciously or unconsciously, lives, works, and has his being: those ages, moreover, are accounted the noblest which can the best recognise symbolical worth, and prize it highest." Carlyle Without symbolism there can be no literature; indeed, not even language. What are words
The Symbolist Movement in the Literature of European Languages
Language: en
Pages: 732
Authors: Anna Balakian, Anna Elizabeth Balakian
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1984 - Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

Edited by Anna Balakian, this volume marks the first attempt to discuss Symbolism in a full range of the literatures written in the European languages. The scope of these analyses, which explore Latin America, Scandinavia, Russia, Poland, Hungary, Serbia, Czechoslovakia, and Bulgaria as well as West European literatures, continues to
The Symbolist Movement in Literature, by Arthur Symons
Language: en
Pages: 437
Authors: Arthur Symons
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000 - Publisher:

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The Symbolist Movement in Literature
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Arthur Symons
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-09-12 - Publisher:

This collection of short essays was written by Arthur Symons, a British poet, critic and editor, and includes the following works:BALZACPROSPER MÉRIMÉEGÉRARD DE NERVALTHÉOPHILE GAUTIERGUSTAVE FLAUBERTCHARLES BAUDELAIREEDMOND AND JULES DE GONCOURTVILLIERS DE L'ISLE-ADAMLÉON CLADELA NOTE ON ZOLA'S METHODSTÉPHANE MALLARMÉPAUL VERLAINEI. JORIS-KARL HUYSMANSII. THE LATER HUYSMANSARTHUR RIMBAUDJULES LAFORGUEMAETERLINCK AS A MYSTIC