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By Ariane Charton

'Un poète peut parler de lui, de ses amis, des vins qu’il boit, de l. a. maîtresse qu’il a ou qu’il voudrait avoir, du temps qu’il fait, des morts et des vivants, des sages et des fous : mais il ne doit pas faire de politique.'

Enfant negative du romantisme, Alfred de Musset (1810-1857) fut considéré de son vivant comme un météore qui n’avait jamais donné los angeles pleine mesure de son expertise. On ne voulait voir en lui qu’un auteur de comédies charmantes, de contes légers et de poèmes lyriques. l. a. Confession d’un enfant du siècle fut publiée dans une sorte d’indifférence : il ne chercha jamais à dissiper ces malentendus. Observateur désabusé d’une époque qui l’ennuie, il est pourtant celui qui dit le mieux le désenchantement de sa génération. Trop souvent réduit à sa réputation d’écrivain sentimental et à sa liaison avec George Sand, Musset est notre contemporain : parce qu’il position sa vie et son œuvre sous le signe de l. a. modernité et de los angeles liberté individuelle.

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You mean I'll have to grab a gun (a dumb thing, heavier than handwriting) and go marching down some highway, beating out 365 X 317 regular heartbeats a day? Knock my head to fragments and forget the government of twenty-two-year-olds, that attacks the madness of elder statesmen? Me, who wrote all these poems, their lines a ladder to the silver moon? No! Not me! I have a gift from the sky-eyed enchantress my sister. With it I track our human thread through the labyrinth: we haven't let slip from our fingers the prophetic visions of our ancestors.

Khlebnikov was also, I suspect, a sensitive enough poet to realize that he could not break down the barrier between Active and nonfictive discourse without risking the impoverishment of his own poetry. " He placed these doubles in dramatic frames, creating a closed imaginary world around them. It is a dramatis persona, not the poet, who says: I established white temples of Time, filled them with poetry and the life of young men, temples chiseled from the dead sea. I discovered truths, majestic and straightforward, and like divinities they entered my temples, greeted me with outstretched open arms, and filled the empty white temples with their breath.

He had tried out many of these ideas on his contemporaries and had met with expressions of incredulity. " Khlebnikov was also, I suspect, a sensitive enough poet to realize that he could not break down the barrier between Active and nonfictive discourse without risking the impoverishment of his own poetry. " He placed these doubles in dramatic frames, creating a closed imaginary world around them. It is a dramatis persona, not the poet, who says: I established white temples of Time, filled them with poetry and the life of young men, temples chiseled from the dead sea.

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