Courrier libre in Paris had the literary journal not gone out of business. He aspires to no practical application of his mental power and is absorbed by only one question, Que pent un homme? He continued to compose poems and to develop topics that interested him, but little of his writing appeared in print. Henri Mondor obtained the manuscript in 1946 from Charles Boes, former editor of the Courrier libre, and published it under the title Le premier article de Paul Valry in the collection Dossiers, 1 (Paris, 1946). The first the pedagogue vampire has defamed his friend at full length in an enormous article wearisome and crammed with hatred which was prefixed to the posthumous edition of Poes works; are there then no regulations in America to keep the curs out of the. Baudelaire, the Poet of the Damned Par Excellence. Perhaps he believed that prose is not a language lofty enough for that strange and page 16: almost untranslatable sentiment; for his poems, on the other hand, are strongly saturated with. But sometimes it would happen at all events, they say so that the poet, indulging himself in a caprice, would brusquely recall his friends to earth again by some painful cynicism, brutally demolishing his spiritual fancy. Of his singular personal beauty, of which so many biographers speak, the mind can, I think, form an approximate idea, in summoning to its. He was not what we term a good talker a horrible thing page 17: indeed besides, his speech, like his pen, detested coventionalities conventionalities; but a vast knowledge, an acquaintance with many tongues, deep studies, and impressions garnered in numerous countries, made this speech a powerful.
Baudelaire on Poe: Critical Papers by Charles Baudelaire, 1952
Poe Translated by Baudelaire: The Reconstruction
Valry never claimed to have succeeded, but he never lost sight of his goal. He believed the true poet that he was that the aim of poetry is of the same nature as its principle that it ought never to have in view anything but itself. Time and money are there held in such extraordinary esteem; material activity, exaggerated almost to the proportions of a national mania, leaves room in their minds for little that is not of the earth. Valry begins page 3: by declaring that the most important consideration of the poet must be to create the maximum effect on the reader. Willis to receive him. To despise a man throughout ones life and yet to be buried next to him. Celui qui ma fait le plus sentir sa puissance fut Poe. He speedily established its prosperity, and many years afterwards the Southern Literary Messenger acknowledged that to this eccentric outcast, to this incorrigible drunkard, its numerous subscribers and its profitable notoriety were mainly due. All the documents I have studied strengthen me in the conviction that the United States was for Poe only a vast prison through which he ran, hither and thither, with the feverish agitation of a being created to breathe in a purer world only.