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By Paul Fearne

ISBN: 978-1-78382-5691
Published: 2020
Key Themes: Mental Health, Schizophrenia,


This book is addressed to the 19th century French poet Stephane Mallarme. Mallarme was a high school English teacher in France, and took after Baudelaire, by translating Edgar Allen Poe into French. At his first school, he has forced to move to a new one, as he had published some poems in a journal by the Parnassians, a frowned upon group including Paul Verlaine. Mallarme became well known during his lifetime.

This book is a work of prose poetry, and follows invocations to Mallarme, to then make its own way through associations of poetic imagery. The voice, is on the whole, one of the 19th century. The book questions Mallarme often, asking him about aspects of his life. The book is broader in scope than a simple book on Mallarme, which the author hopes will give it broad appeal.

About the Author

Paul Fearne holds a PhD from LaTrobe University, and a masters from Melbourne University. His first book was launched at the 2010 Melbourne Writers Festival. His second book, on Antonin Artaud, was launched at Readings in Carlton.

Pauls poetry has been widely published, most recently in Australian Poetry Journal.

Paul has written books on Baudelaire and Rimbaud, both through chipmunkapublishing.

Paul has been on TV and radio a number of times.

Some of Paul Fearnes books are listed under the name of Fearne Paul.


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