Stéphane Mallarmé

Stéphane Mallarmé. Patrick McGuinness’s translation of Pour un tombeau d’Anatole is published by Carcanet.

Poem: ‘Notes for ‘Anatole’s Tomb’’: A Translation by Patrick McGuinness

Stéphane Mallarmé, translated by Patrick McGuinness, 14 November 2002

child sprung from us both – showing us our ideal, the way – to us! father and mother who in sad existence survive him, like the two extremes – ill-matched in him and sundered from each other – whence his death – abolishing this little child ‘self’

sick in the springtime dead in the autumn – it’s the sun

the wave idea the cough 2)


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