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 Paul Verlaine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Paul Verlaine illustrated in the frontispiece of Oeuvres complètes de Paul Verlaine, Vol.
Paul Marie Verlaine (March 30, 1844 – January 8, 1896) is considered one of the greatest and most popular of French poets.
Verlaine's poetry was also popular with musicians, such as Gabriel Fauré, who set several of his poems to music, including La bonne chanson.
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 AllRefer.com - Paul Verlaine (French Literature, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Verlaine's turbulent marriage broke up as a result of his liaison with his young protEgE, Arthur Rimbaud.
The two poets traveled in Belgium and England; their relationship ended in tragedy when Verlaine shot and wounded Rimbaud and was imprisoned in Belgium for two years.
The sensitive appreciation of the common incidents and sights of life and the haunting and simple music of his verse, combined with the melancholy and unreal disillusion of the decadents, distinguish his poetry.
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 Tom Verlaine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tom Verlaine (born Tom Miller 1949) is a singer, songwriter and guitarist, probably best-known as a founder of Television.
Verlaine is often regarded as one of the most talented performers of the early punk rock era.
Verlaine's stage name is a reference to poet Paul Verlaine.
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 Paul Verlaine - Paris 19th Century - Spirit of Bohemia - Bohemia Books
Paul Verlaine was born in Metz in 1844, the only child of an army officer and his pious, respectable, well-to-do wife.
Verlaine and Mathilde were married in 1870, and the strains of the Franco-Prussian War, the Siege of Paris, the Commune, and of sharing quarters with the Mautes, proved too much for husband and wife.
Verlaine was dazzled by this uncouth, brilliant, ruthless young poet; he was physically drawn to him.
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 paul verlaine - The Drunken Boat
Verlaine was born on March 30, 1844, in Metz, the son of an army officer, and educated at the Lycée Bonaparte in Paris.
Verlaine shot and wounded Rimbaud during a quarrel in 1873 and was imprisoned for the next two years.
Verlaine taught French in England from 1875 to 1877, then returned to France to teach English for a year.
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 Paul Verlaine
Paul Verlaine's life style wavered between criminality and naive innocence; he married a young girl in 1870 but after a year fell in love with the young poet Arthur Rimbaud, who was seventeen.
Paul Verlaine was born in Metz, northeast France, where his father, an infantry captain, happened to be stationed.
Verlaine's life style started to attract reluctant admiration, his early collections of poetry were rediscovered and in 1894 he was elected France's Prince of Poets, after the death of Leconte de Lisle.
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 Paul Verlaine
Verlaine then fell in love with and married the sixteen year old Mathilde Maute and thus began years of quarrels, drunkenness and abuse.
Verlaine was one of the first poets to focus on the pure musicality and rhythm of his native French without concern for classical form.
Verlaine's true talent did not lie in the depth of his subject matter but in the sound images of his native French.
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 Q.co.za ::Past Out: Who were Paul Verlaine and Arthur Rimbaud?
Paul Verlaine was born in Metz, France, in 1844.
During his trial for the shooting, Verlaine was examined by court physicians who pronounced that he "bears on his person the signs of active and passive pederastic habits." Verlaine spent two years in prison, where he reclaimed the Catholic faith of his youth.
Verlaine, by now divorced, embarked on a life marked by periods of drunkenness and debauchery alternating with remorse and repentance.
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 Fine Line Features | Total Eclipse | Rimbaud and Verlaine
Paul Verlaine was born ten years earlier than Rimbaud, in 1844.
From their first encounter, Verlaine was powerfully drawn to Rimbaud, whose arrogance and provocative behavior shocked Mathilde and her parents, with whom they lived, as well as the established literary circles of Paris.
While Verlaine was in prison, Rimbaud returned to Roche, near his childhood home, and finished A Season in Hell, an account of his spiritual descent and his failure in art and love.
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 The Academy of American Poets - Paul Verlaine
The French poet, Symbolist leader, and Decadent Paul-Marie Verlaine was born in Metz, Northeast France on March 30, 1844.
Though Verlaine married a young woman in 1870 and had son with her, he abandoned that relationship for another affair.
Fortunately, the French people's love of the arts was able to resurrect support and bring in an income for Verlaine: his early poetry was rediscovered, his lifestyle and strange behavior in front of crowds attracted admiration, and in 1894 he was elected France's "Prince of Poets" by his peers.
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 Paul Verlaine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Paul Verlaine's (1844-1896) first poem was published in La Revue du progrès moral in 1863.
Verlaine was born in Metz, eastern France, on March 30, 1844.
In 1873, Verlaine, recently married and father of a son he later abandoned, infatuated by the brilliance of the adolescent Rimbaud, was wanted by the police for his part in the insurrection of the Paris Commune; naturally he sought exile in the Belgian Ardennes.
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 LitKicks: Paul Verlaine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
by Levi Asher (brooklyn) Sep 20, 2001 12:16 PM Paul-Marie Verlaine was born March 30, 1844 in the town of Metz on the Eastern border of France.
Verlaine's sardonic, wistful early work had much in common with the impressionist art that was being invented elsewhere in Paris at the same time.
Verlaine recognized Rimbaud's poetic talent and despite the fact that he was apparently heterosexual (or at least had been up to this time) fell madly in love with him.
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 "Paul Verlaine" by Stuart Merrill, translated by Laird Hunt
At the time that I made Verlaine's acquaintance, Moreas was engaged in studying the poets of the Pleiade; as one knows, having arrived quite late in France, Moreas made a conscious effort to afford himself a literary education.
Verlaine had already delivered lectures in England, where his impressive cranium, ridged, Socratic and well-lit under the electric lights, had made an impression on a public that hadn't understood a word of what he was saying.
Verlaine seemed to be in excellent form despite the number of rum and waters he had absorbed.
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 VERLAINE, PAUL. The Columbia Encyclopedia: Sixth Edition. 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
He gained some notice with the Parnassian poetry of Poèmes saturniens (1866) and Fêtes galantes (1869) and became a figure in the bohemian literary world of Paris.
Verlaine’s turbulent marriage broke up as a result of his liaison with his young protégé, Arthur Rimbaud.
Through the degrading incidents of his later life, which was marked by drunkenness, poverty, and debauchery, he preserved his honesty and inverted naïveté.
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 The Academy of American Poets - Paul Valéry
Poet, essayist, and thinker Paul Ambroise Valéry was born in the Mediterranean town of Séte, France, on October 30, 1871.
Paul Valéry died in Paris in July of 1945 and was given a state funeral.
Along with Paul Verlaine and Stéphane Mallarmé, Valéry is considered one the most important Symbolist writers.
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 French Culture | books: Paul Verlaine: 101 Poems   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
French poet Paul Verlaine, a major representative of the Symbolist Movement during the latter half of the nineteenth century, was one of the most gifted and prolific poets of his time.
Norman Shapiro's translations display Verlaine's ability to transform into timeless verse the essence of everyday life and make evident the reasons for his renown in France and throughout the Western world.
"Paul Verlaine's rich, stylized, widely-variable oeuvre can now be traced through his thirty years of published volumes, from 1866 to 1896, in a set of luminous new translations by Norman Shapiro.
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 Fêtes galantes 
Paul Verlaine read Baudelaire's famed Les fleurs du mal ('The flowers of evil') at the age of fourteen, and decided to become a poet.
Verlaine's voice was so soft that some listeners couldn't hear what he had to say about the Parnassiens, but the guest was so famous that it was already a pleasure to see him in person.
Paul Verlaine, Twee weken in Holland: Brieven aan een vriend.
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 Encyclopedia: Paul Verlaine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
French literature is, generally speaking, literature written in the French language, particularly by citizens of France; it may also refer to literature written by people living in France who speak other traditional non-French languages.
Paul Verlaine illustrated in the frontispiece of, 1902 Paul Marie Verlaine (March 30, 1844 –; January 8, 1896) is considered one of the greatest and most popular of French poets.
Rethel is a commune of northeastern France, in the Ardennes département, of which it is a sous-préfecture.
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 Paul Verlaine
He was the son of one of Napoleon's soldiers, who had become a captain of engineers.
Paul Verlaine was educated in Paris, and became clerk in an insurance company.
His wife had obtained a divorce from him, and Verlaine made another short stay in England, acting as a teacher of French.
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 Paul Verlaine
Born in Metz, he was educated at a lycee in Paris and then took up a post in the civil service.
Verlaine's poetry was also popular with musicians, such as Fauré, who set several of his poems, including La bonne chanson.
The text of this article is licensed under the GFDL.
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Two impressions predominate in Verlains' work: only the self is important, and the function of poetry is to preserve moments of extreme sensation and unique impressions.
Verlaine's favourite pupil died of typhus in 1883 and his mother died in 1886.
Although relapsing into drink, Verlaine was celebrated at the same time as the leading poet of France.
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 Poet: Paul Verlaine - All poems of Paul Verlaine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The tempestuous Paul Verlaine was born March 30, 1844 into a staid and well...
Paul Verlaine illustrated in the frontispiece of Oeuvres complètes de Paul...
On his death in 1896, Paul Verlaine was interred in the Cimetière des...
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 Paul Verlaine --  Encyclopædia Britannica
The phrase was first applied by Paul Verlaine in Les Poètes maudits (1884), a collection of critical and biographical studies that focused on the tragedy of the lives of the then little-known...
The French lyric poet Paul Verlaine is known for the musical quality of his verse.
During the late 19th century Stéphane Mallarmé was, with Paul Verlaine, a leader of the symbolist movement in French poetry (see French Literature, “Rise of Symbolism”).
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 Verlaine Fauré - Monsegur Vaillant Web Site - ADG 2005
It was Winaretta Singer (Winnie), Princess Edmond de Polignac, who had the idea of wanting to couple the talents of Verlaine and of Fauré by asking them to write - jointly - a lyrical work which would inaugurate splendidly her large Atelier in Paris (the “Hall“, according to Marcel Proust) in Cortambert Street.
It will therefore be necessary to await the meeting of Mathilde Mauté and Paul Verlaine, at Montmartre in order to exorcize this injustice, before the formal proposal of marriage to Une Sainte en son auréole (“a Saint in her halo”):
Paul Verlaine (“Soon we shall cause envy, so much shall we love each other”).
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 Paul Verlaine, Arthur Rimbaud - Verlaine & Rimbaud, Armed & Dangerous, and other stories
On this day in 1873 Paul Verlaine shot Arthur Rimbaud in a Brussels hotel, wounding him in the wrist.
Although not yet two years old, their relationship was in such sexual, emotional, financial and absinthe confusion that no specific motive seems relevant, but the Belgian courts were determined to convict Verlaine of assault, and gave him the maximum two-year sentence.
Rimbaud's attempts to testify on Verlaine's behalf, and then to withdraw charges, were ignored; condemnations from Verlaine's jilted wife were entertained, as were political charges relayed from Paris.
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 Alibris: Verlaine
Verlaine ranks alongside Baudelaire, Mallarme, and Rimbaud as one of the most influential poets of late nineteenth-century France.
M.J. Verlaine explores the world of the New York woman and her men in a series of interlocking stories that are by turns witty, sexy, and surprising.
Rimbaud, the boy with whom Verlaine had had his infamous affair, Mallarme, and Verlaine himself need little introduction; figures such as Tristan Corbiere and Jules Laforge, a major influence on the...
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 glbtq >> literature >> Verlaine, Paul
Verlaine was a brilliant poet who preferred to see his sensuality and mysticism, refinement and crudity, naïveté and shrewdness, as parallel elements.
Although Verlaine's own life was at times errant, his bewilderment was matched with a keenness that focused unremittingly from beginning to end on his two great and inseparable enthusiasms, poetry and sensuality.
Because his writing stresses liberation, the French "boy-poet" Arthur Rimbaud, whose art is based solely on his individual creativity, is a progenitor of modern gay poetics.
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 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Arthur Rimbaud at Epinions.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Ivry's beginning chapters are titled "Before Verlaine: 1854 – 1871," "With Verlaine: 1871 – 1872" and "Getting Rid of Verlaine: 1873." It seems this near fatal relationship lasted a very short time, but what we read helps us to understand the pain and the power of Rimbaud's verse.
After his affair with Paul Verlaine was over (Verlain was in prison for violence because he beat his mother), Arthur worked a series of hand-to-mouth jobs and finally went to Africa as a trader in the import/export field for a series of French employers.
There are 26 authors who have written about Paul Verlaine, so it's a great reference list for anyone wishing to read more on those two men and their circle of friends.
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