Stéphane Mallarmé, Hérodiade

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Kate Etheridge (Independent Scholar - Europe)

Hérodiade is a verse poem written by Stéphane Mallarmé between 1864 and 1898, a period that encompassed almost the entirety of his productive life as a poet. Of its three sections, “Ouverture ancienne”, “Scène”, and “Cantique de Saint Jean”, only the second was published during Mallarmé’s lifetime. While the “Scène” appeared in Le Parnasse Contemporain in 1871, the “Cantique de Saint Jean” was only published in 1913 and the “Ouverture” in 1926. Towards the end of his life Mallarmé also began to revise his ideas on the same subject in a series of texts grouped together as Les Noces d…

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Citation: Etheridge, Kate. "Hérodiade". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 21 February 2017 [, accessed 07 February 2023.]

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