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Corbière, Tristan (1845-1875) By Saussy, Haun

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM1470-1
Published: 02/05/2017
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Dead at thirty, and author of a barely-noticed book of verses printed for hire by a firm specializing in erotica, the small-town eccentric and invalid Tristan Corbière (1845-1875) was destined for oblivion. But Paul Verlaine’s short book Les Poètes maudits (1878) put him in the company of Rimbaud, Mallarmé and Villiers de l’Isle-Adam, and ensured that he would continue to be read.

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Saussy, Haun. "Corbière, Tristan (1845-1875)." The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. : Taylor and Francis, 2016. Date Accessed 8 Aug. 2022 doi:10.4324/9781135000356-REM1470-1

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