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Jill Anderson

Jill Anderson taught French at the University of Melbourne. She is a member of the editorial board of the Cahiers Stéphane Mallarmé. She edited the volume Australian Divagations: Mallarmé and the 20th Century (2002) and is author of La Poésie éprise d’elle-même: Poétique de Stéphane Mallarmé (2002). Her research focuses on configurations of the self in Mallarmé’s prose.

Jill Anderson reviews 'Divagations' by Stéphane Mallarmé, translated by Barbara Johnson

October 2007, no. 295 01 October 2007
Toward the end of his life, Stéphane Mallarmé (1842–98), French poet and founding father of Symbolism, published the prose collection Divagations (1897). This highly ambitious, eclectic work, a repository of Mallarmé’s aesthetic, revitalises the critical enterprise and shakes the very foundations of the literary act. His practice is inaugural, effecting a critique of the subject and of poet ... (read more)