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The evolution of the poetry of Alfred de Musset

Abstract:

Musset’s poetry generally falls into four main divisions: the “contes en vers,” the “chansons” and shorter poems, the Nuits cycle, and the verse whose principal subject is poetry itself, the “poèmes à thèse.” It is primarily these groups, and the first three especially, which are examined in this attempt to describe and explain the evolution of his verse. Although a consideration of the place of Musset’s biography within his verse becomes unavoidable after a certain point, emphasis is plac...

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Oxford college:
St John's College
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Author
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Language:
English and French
Deposit date:
2021-07-20

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