Satie's "bitter preamble...austere and unfrivolous
" was "all about Boredom," and when he dedicated it to "those who don't like me," one assumes the antipathy was mutual.
On the other hand, Sweet Valley Kids ghostwriter Jennifer Armstrong (2001) maintains that the books include "unfrivolous
" issues of homelessness or eating disorders.
A recent commentator about this stretch has marveled about Lefebure's ironic statement concerning the two poets, their writing, and their hair: "It is hard to imagine that Mallarme and Tennyson spent fifty years (1842-92) on the same planet." But, he continues, no matter how trivial Mallarmes subject matter (face cream, biking costumes, the top hat), "it's not difficult to remember why deeply unfrivolous
poets such as Valery and Celan saw Mallarme as a master, if not the master." (33)
he serious, rather staid, definitely unfrivolous
, staunchly black-and-white newspaper in the chaotic, media-drenched, "hey, dude" culture of the Web?