Anderson, Matthew D.
April 2006
Romance Notes;Spring2006, Vol. 46 Issue 3, p265
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
The article discusses the French poet Verlaine and his work "Poèmes Saturniens. The author focuses on the presence of the idea of naiveté and the paradox it creates for his concept of poetics. The author states that one's sense of poetry ought to be "näive," yet, as the author contends, poetry is often a very self-conscious enterprise.


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