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Narcissus in Valéry's poetics

  • Narcissus (Mythology) ( Lcsh )
  • Romance Languages And Literatures Thesis Ph. D ( Lcsh )
  • Dissertations
  • Academic -- Romance Languages And Literatures ( Lcsh )


Narcissus in Valéry's poetic NARCISSUS IN VALERY'S POETICS By DOROTHY HOPKINS SCHNARE A DISSERTATION PRESENTED TO THE GRADUATE COUNCIL OE THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA 1974 L ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The writer wishes to express her appreciation to Dr. Raymond Gay-Crosier and to Dr. Albert B. Smith for their assistance in the writing of this dissertation. Their constructive criticism and numerous suggestions were invaluable. In addition, Dr. Herman E. Spivey, an out- standing teacher, has been a great source of inspiration. Special thanks are also due her husband, Dr. Paul S. Schnare for his patience and encouragement. TABLE OF CONTENTS ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS i i ABSTRACT iv INTRODUCTION 1 NOTES 12 CHAPTER ONE: "NARCISSE PARLE" 14 NOTES 76 CHAPTER TWO: "FRAGMENTS DU NARCISSE" 85 Introduction and Background 85 "Narcisse parle" and the "Fragments" 105 Questionable Sources 122 Ovidian Elements 138 Further Poetic Considerations 149 Summary 163 NOTES 167 CHAPTER THREE : CANTATE DU NARCISSE 177 NOTES 219 CONCLUSION 222 BIBLIOGRAPHY 230 BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH 237 Abstract of Dissertation Presented to the Graduate Council of the University of Florida in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy NARCISSUS IN VALERY'S POETICS By Dorothy Hopkins Schnare August, 1974 Chairman: Dr. Raymond Gay-Crosier Major Department: Romance Languages and Literatures (French) This study proceeds from the conviction that the most logical way to arrive at an understanding of Valery's poetics is by means of his poems, in particular, his Narcissus poems. Vale'ry used many different forms to expatiate on his poetic theory. Excerpts appear in letters, aphorisms, and in his poems. Specific details are amplified in essays, lectures, and the Cahiers . One of the most persistent problems in attempti

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