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Paul Verlaine

Paul Verlaine – Il chiasso dei cabaret / The noise of cabarets

Jean-Francois Raffaelli, Rue de Montmartre, 1879 The noise of cabarets, the sidewalk’s mire   sycamores shedding leaves in the black air; the omnibus, ill-hung on four wheels, rattles  and creaks, a storm of mud and old scrap-metal, rolling its red and green eyes as it goes;  workmen, bound for a meeting, under the nose of the …

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