• Not a book of one's own: the Contes indiens and Mallarmé's silken self

    Author(s):
    Virginie Pouzet-Duzer (see profile)
    Date:
    2009
    Group(s):
    LLC 19th-Century French
    Subject(s):
    French literature
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Stéphane Mallarmé
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6ZW3X
    Abstract:
    While Marco Polo‟s trips to China are remembered as « la route de la soie », this article shows that Stéphane Mallarmé‟s Contes Indiens represent an imaginary road towards a literary self. To better inscribe his own ethos, the poet rewrites Mary Summer‟s 1878 tales as if they were a rough stuff, to be sewed and embroidered with a few precious stones. In the end, Mallarmé emerges as author behind a borrowed mask of oriental otherness.
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    Status:
    Published
    License:
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