dec 29, 1870 - Paul Valery
last of the Symbolist poets, inspired the surrealists as much by his 20-year silence as by his poetry and the story Evening with Mr. Teste. When he broke his silence with what they judged to be inferior new poems and clumsy revisions of old ones, the surrealists ejected him from their literary pantheon. Paul Valery in English: 14 poems translated by Charles Guenther.
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