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 (vĕr-lān′, -lĕn′), Paul Marie 1844-1896.
French symbolist poet whose works, noted for their fine lyricism, include Romances sans paroles (1874) and Sagesse (1881).
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(French vɛrlɛn)
(Biography) Paul (pɔl). 1844–96, French poet. His verse includes Poèmes saturniens (1866), Fêtes galantes (1869), and Romances sans paroles (1874). He was closely associated with Rimbaud and was a precursor of the symbolists
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(vərˈleɪn, -ˈlɛn)

Paul, 1844–96, French poet.
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We can imagine this bold, careless, impulsive artist, with his moments of great exaltation and alternate depression, a kind of Chinese Paul Verlaine, with his sensitive mind of a child, always recording impressions as they come.
Hayward talked of Richard Feverel and Madame Bovary, of Verlaine, Dante, and Matthew Arnold.
Butler living up to social etiquette and enunciating his views on Paul Verlaine or the German drama or the novels of D'Annunzio.
We may be familiar with James McGowan's Baudelaire and Martin Sorrell's Verlaine, but how appetizing is the foretaste we have of Sorrell's forthcoming Rimbaud, and the Blackmores' versions of Lamartine, Hugo and Mallarme are wonderfully accomplished.
Paul Verlaine published the poems without the author's knowledge as the work of "the late Arthur Rimbaud" in 1886, even though Rimbaud was alive at the time.
A term applied narrowly to the group of French poets whose leaders were Rimbaud, Verlaine, and Mallarme (see symbolists ).
Verlaine poete de l'imtecidable is divided into three parts.
Meanwhile, New York legends Television, led by guitarist Tom Verlaine, have confirmed a surprise club date at Edinburgh's Liquid Rooms on June 17.
French poet, an originator (with Paul Verlaine) and a leader of the Symbolist movement in poetry.
Literary histories have usually made the distinction between the Symbolist movement of 1885-1900, and the poetry of the four great precursors of that movement--Baudelaire, Verlaine, Mallarme, and Rimbaud--who have been so associated with it that they have acquired (or we have endowed them with) the titres de noblesse of a literary movement.
He had already published several biographies--Paul Verlaine (1921), Tennyson (1923), Byron (1924), Swinburne (1926), and Some People (1927)--as well as a novel and other pieces.