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Guillaume Apollinaire



Sept mois avant sa mort, Apollinaire publie des poèmes « de la paix et de la guerre », écrits de 1913 à 1916, sous le titre Calligrammes. Ce néologisme, qu'il forge à partir des mots « calligraphie » et « idéogramme », annonce un mode d'ex-pression original : le poème-dessin, qui allie jeu du langage et jeu des formes. Les mots dessinent çà et là un cigare, une montre, une colombe, et traversent la page sous forme de gouttes de pluie ou de trains partant pour les champs de bataille de la Première Guerre mondiale... Car Apollinaire a en partie composé ses Calligrammes au front, pour ses correspondantes aimées, Lou et Madeleine. S'il a pu se nourrir du spectacle de la guerre, c'était pour mieux la transfigurer. Et c'est aussi pour continuer de croire en l'avenir qu'il a osé, sous le fracas des bombes, cette étonnante synthèse de plusieurs arts.

Format: Paperback
Published: in France in 2013
Publisher: Flammarion
Pages: 320
Language: French
ISBN 13: 9782081445123
ISBN 10: 2081445123

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