The Symbolist Movement in the Literature of European Languages

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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 make the volume a valuable reference today. As René Wellek suggests in his historiographic contribution, the fifty-one contributors not only make us think afresh about individual authors who are “giants,” but also draw us to reassess schools and movements in their local as well as international contexts. Reviewers comment that this “copious and intelligently structured” anthology, divided into eight parts, traces the conceptual bases and emergence of an international Symbolist movement, showing the spread of Symbolism to other national literatures from French sources, as well as the symbiotic transformations of Symbolism through appropriation and amalgamation with local literary trends. Several chapters deal with the relationships between literature and the other arts, pointing to Symbolism at work in painting, music, and theatre. Other chapters on the psychological aspects of the Symbolist method connect in interesting ways to a vision of metaphor and myth as virtually musical notation and an experimental emphasis on the play afforded by gaps between words. The volume is “a major contribution” to “the most significant exponents” and “essential themes” of Symbolism. The theoretical, historical, and typological sections of the volume help explain why the impact of this important movement of the fin-de-siècle is still felt today.
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Table of Contents
Introduction
Anna Balakian
9
I. The Delimitation of Symbolism as a Literary Movement
15
What is Symbolism?
René Wellek
17
The Structure of the Symbolist Movement
György M. Vajda †
29
Presence and Poetry of Stéphane Mallarmé: Inetrnational reputation and Intellectual Impact
Lloyd James Austin
43
II. The French Cénacle
The Background of French Symbolism
Robert Jouanny
67
The Language of Symbolism
Claude Abastado
85
Symbolist Imagery
Louis Forestier
101
The Fate of Symbolism
Michel Décaudin
119
III. The Emergence of the International Symbolist Movement
1. Catalysts and Intermedairies
The Liberated Verse of the English Translators of French Symbolism
Clive Scott
127
German Poets in the Proximity of Baudelaire and the Symbolists
Kurt Wais
145
A Graver Decadence: Reactions to Symbolism in Spain
Gordon Brotherston
157
The Translation and Refraction of Symbolism: A survey of the Hungarian Example
André Karátson
165
2. Diffusion and Symbiosis
On the Spread of Symbolism
Miklós Szabolcsi
183
Models for Symbolism and Expressionism: Stephan George and Herwarth Waldem
Manfred Durzak
191
Symbolism and Modernism
Ricardo Gullón
213
The Symbolist Mode in the Spanish American Modernista Novel, 1885–1924
Roland Grass
229
IV. The Consolidation and Metamorphosis of the Symbolist Imprint
Expectation and Resignation: Stefan George’s Place in German and in European Symbolist Literature
Manfred Gsteiger
255
Valéry and his International Reputation
James Lawler
269
Yeats: The Question of Symbolism
Dennis Donoghue
279
Eliot: An English Symbolist
Ruth Z. Temple
295
D’Annunzio and International Symbolism
Ezio Raimondi
311
Juan Ramón Jiménez and the Heritage of Symbolism in Hispanic Poetry
Bernard Gicovate
335
Jorge Guillén and the Symbolist Imprint on the Generation of the 1920’s
André Debicki
347
The Symbolist Turn in Endre Ady’s Poetry
Péter Pór
361
Andrey Bely and the Symbolist Movement in Russia
Boris Christa
381
V. Typological Studies
The “Beyond” and the “Within”: The Plce and Function of Myths in Symbolist Literature
Pierre Brunel
399
Symbolist Theater
Hartmut Köhler
413
The Symbol in the Austrian Literature of the Turn of the Century: Problems and Attempted Solutions
Manfred Hoppe
425
Contribution to a Typology of Symbolist Painting
Lajos Németh
437
Displacements of Parental Space: American Poetry and French Symbolism
Michel Bénamou
455
VI. The Symbolist Inmpact on Music and Art
Symbolist Music
Marcel Schneider
471
Musical Settings of Symbolist Poems
Elaine Brody
483
Symbolism in Alexander Scriabin’s Music
Vladimir Padwa
493
The Spread and Evolution of Symbolist Ideals in Art
Edouard Roditi
499
The Other Symbolist Inheritance in Painting
Dore Ashton
519
The Esthetics of Symbolism in French and Belgian
Philippe Jullian
529
VII. Some National Perspectives
Symbolism in Portuguese Literature
Jacinto Prado-Coelho
549
The Symbolist Movement in Belgium
Elizabeth Hess
565
Early Scnadinavian Symbolism
Lief Sjőberg and N.L. Jensen
575
Symbolism in Denmark
Lief Sjőberg
587
Symbolism and Finnish Literature
Irma Rantavaara
595
Symbolism in Baltic Literatures
Vitautas Kubilis
603
Polish Symbolism
Michal Glowinski
609
Czech Symbolist Poetry
Alena Hájková
617
Symbolist Elements in Serbian Poetry
Vladeta R. Košutić
627
Symbolism in Bulgarian Literature
Georgi Dimov
641
Symbolism in Greece
Robert Jouanny
647
Aspects of Symbolist Poetry in The United States
Haskell M. Block
653
VIII. Symbolism in Other Contexts
Symbolic Statement: A Psychological View
Leon Edel
661
Darió and Rodó: Two Versions of the Symbolist Dream in Spanish American Letters
Emir Rodríguez Monegal
669
Conclusion
Anna Balakian
681
Bibliography
Ulrich Weisstein
699
Index
718
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