Tristan Corbière (1446 words)

Heather Williams (University of Wales)
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Born Édouard-Joachim Corbière on the north coast of Brittany the son of a marine officer and novelist (Édouard Corbière, 1793-1875), Tristan’s reputation as poet rests on a single, poorly received collection published at the author’s (and his father”s) expense in 1873: Les Amours jaunes (existing translation; These Jaundiced Loves). It was Paul Verlaine’s notorious essay in Les Poètes maudits (not yet translated; Cursed Poets) that brought Tristan Corbière the posthumous attention that he deserved a decade later, but it was also Verlaine’s view of him that dominated his reception for more than a century. His short, sickly life in deepest, s…

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Williams, Heather. "Tristan Corbière". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 27 December 2017
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