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Paul Verlaine


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Paul Verlaine : 

'[Around 1912-13, when she began her association with Mrs Catherine Dawson Scott] Charlotte [Mew] [...] was reading Flaubert as always, Chekhov, Conrad and Verlaine'.

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: Charlotte Mew      Print: Book


Paul Verlaine : [poems]

[her governess Helen Roothman] 'introduced Edith to the works of Verlaine, Rimbaud and Mallarme. Though Edith had had a taste for Baudelaire through Swinburne's translations of the author of "Les Fleurs du mal", she found her governess' favorites even more to her liking'.

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: Edith Sitwell      Print: Book


Paul Verlaine : [unknown]

'Throughout 1939 his reports speak of "improvements", and even though he still did "not much like" his English teacher he worked hard, widening his reading to include Verlaine and Lamartine as well as Auden and Eliot'

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: Philip Larkin      Print: Book


Paul Verlaine : 'Mon Reve Familier'

'He is likely to have read a good deal of French verse as well as prose during the winter of 1914-15; there are several relevant books in his library, including a few marked anthologies, and a 1914 transcription of Verlaine's sonnet 'Mon reve familier'.'

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: Wilfred Owen      Print: Unknown


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