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By Guillaume Apollinaire

Alcools, first released in 1913 and one of many few quintessential books of 20th- century poetry, presents a key to the century's heritage and cognizance. Champion of "cubism", Guillaume Apollinaire (1880-1918) models in verse the sonic identical of what Picasso accomplishes in his cubist works: simultaneity. Apollinaire has been so influential that with no him there may were no ny university of poetry and no Beat stream. This new translation finds his advanced, appealing, and completely modern poetry. published with the unique French on dealing with pages, this can be the one model of this seminal paintings of French Modernism presently on hand within the usa.

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Louisiana State University Press, 1979), 26. 62 See The Times report on 11 Sept. 1857, 7. Rossetti added a note to the poem in 1875 to acknowledge the factual inaccuracy. 63 See Matthew Bevis, ‘Tennyson’s Civil Tongue’, Tennyson Research Bulletin, 7/3 (Nov. 1999), 113–25. 58  matthew bevis Tennyson has frequently been cited as the formative influence on a late Victorian hymning of empire, but the continuation of his Idylls of the King leads to poems that stage within themselves imperial anxieties as Arthur’s rule is subjected to searching questions.

84 The most accomplished translation of Tommy’s moaning into metre was effected by Kipling, and for more than thirty years after its publication his Barrack-Room Ballads, and Other Verses (1892) was the most popular book of verse in the Englishspeaking world. Not against war, but against complacency about what war entails, his dramatic monologues took their lead from the music-hall to breathe new life into Atkins. 86 Kipling was responsibly wary of awe, of the way it can act as a refusal to dwell on what honour and glory can cost its recipient, but he was also cognizant of how the ‘broad humorist’ might offer a certain kind of disingenuous consolation, whereby the soldier becomes a mere clown, somebody whose joking might deflect attention from his suffering or lead some to reflect that he exists solely for their entertainment.

The Cawnpore massacre was covered by The Times in leaders which dwelt on war-torn bodies with unprecedented directness: The women having been stripped naked, beheaded and thrown into a well; the children having been hurled down alive upon the butchered mothers, whose blood yet reeked on 53 William Morris, ‘Concerning Geffray Teste Noir’, in The Collected Works of William Morris, ed. May Morris, i (London: Longmans, Green, 1910), 76 and 78. 54 Morris, ‘The Wind’, ibid. 110. 55 George Meredith, ‘Grandfather Bridgeman’, in The Poetical Works of George Meredith (London: Constable, 1912), 125.

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