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Stephane Mallarmè

Stephane Mallarmé – Il Pagliaccio Punito / The Clown Chastised

James Ensor, The Despair of Pierrot, 1892 Eyes, lakes of my simple passion to be rebornOther than as the actor who gestures with his handAs with a pen, and evokes the foul soot of the lamps,Here’s a window in the walls of cloth I’ve torn. With legs and arms a limpid treacherous swimmerWith endless leaps, …

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Stephane Mallarmè – La tomba di Edgar Poe / The Tomb of Edgar Poe

Pedro Saenz, The Poet’s Tomb, 1901 Such as into Himself at last eternity changes him,the Poet with a naked sword provokeshis century appalled to not have knowndeath triumphed in that strange voice! They, like an upstart hydra hearing the angel oncepurify the meaning of tribal wordsproclaimed out loud the prophecy drunkwithout honour in the tide …

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Stephane Mallarmè – Crushed by the overwhelming cloud

Paul Baudry, The pearl and the wave, 1862 Crushed by the overwhelming cloud  depth of basalt and lavas  by even the enslaved echoes  of a trumpet without power  what sepulchral shipwreck (you  know it, slobbering there, foam)  among hulks the supreme one flattened the naked mast too  or that which, furious mistake  of some noble …

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