Jules Laforgue: Les Derniers Vers de Jules Laforgue

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  • Samuel Douglas Bootle (University of Durham)

Jules Laforgue’s Derniers vers [Last Verses] is widely held to be the zenith of his poetic achievement. Written in the latter half of 1886, it is also his final work of poetry, as is clear from the title chosen for it by Laforgue’s friends and literary executors Édouard Dujardin and Félix Fénéon when it was first published as a collection in 1890. (Some of the poems had previously been published individually in his friend Gustave Kahn’s journal La Vogue in August and September of 1886, however.) Indeed, it constitutes the last creative work of his life, along with the tales “Les deux Pigeons” and “Pan et la syrinx” from Moralités légendaires [Legendary Morality Tales], which were …

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Bootle, Samuel Douglas. "Les Derniers Vers de Jules Laforgue". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 18 April 2012
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