Germain Nouveau dit Humilis

Étude Biographique

By Alexandre L. Amprimoz

Germain Nouveau dit Humilis

200 pp., 6 x 9, 7 tables, appends., notes, bibl

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-9224-4
    Published: January 1983

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Germain Nouveau (1851-1920), poet and painter, friend of Rimbaud and Verlaine, discreet disciple of Mallarmé, led a vie de bohème while composing poems of both religious and erotic inspiration. This book is both a biographical study and an introduction to the works of a long-neglected poet and undervalued precursor of French Surrealism, whose calligraphy can be found in the manuscript of Rimbaud’s famous Illuminations, and to whom Breton, Aragon, and Eluard acknowledged their debt.