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Guillaume Apollinaire is one of the most widely read and influential of modern French poets. He was born either in Rome, where he was baptized, or in Monaco, where he was educated at the Lycee Saint-Charles. Quintessentially modern, his reputation rests principally on two volumes of poems-Alcools (1913) and Calligrammes (1918), which broke with the traditions of nineteenth-century poetry in both form and content. Apollinaire introduced free verse, eliminated punctuation, and even wrote poems in the form of pictures to express the dynamism of the new twentieth century. Apollinaire wrote novels, short stories, and plays as well as poetry. He wrote The Cubist Painters (1913), which first defined the nature of cubism. In addition, he edited for the Bibliotheque des Curieux erotic books of repute and helped to catalogue the repository of forbidden books in the Bibliotheque Nationale. He became the friend of great cubists, including Picasso and Braque. He died in the Spanish influenza epidemic of 1918. (Bowker Author Biography) Born on August 26, 1880 in Rome, Guillaume Apollinaire epitomizes the idea of the Bohemian life. His mother led a raucous life, running up gambling debts and forcing him to assume the identity of a Russian Prince to support her lifestyle. At that time, there was much speculation regarding his unknown father's identity. Appolinaire socialized with many avant-garde artists, including Picasso and Braque, and strongly influenced many artistic styles including cubism, dadaism, and surrealism; the latter a term he invented in his play The Breasts of Tiresias. Appolinaire was imprisoned on suspicion of stealing the Mona Lisa in 1911. He served in the French Army from 1914 to 1916. Guillaume's works include plays, poems, and short stories. The Poet Assasinated and The Wandering Jew and Other Stories are two of his more notable works. Calligrammes, published in 1918, is a collection of cubist poetry in which the poems are written in the shape of the objects that they describe, such as a car. Guillaume Apollinaire's life was cut short by the Spanish influenza epidemic of the early twentieth century. He died in November 1918, at the age of 38. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from Alcools… (more)
Alcools 487 copies, 6 reviews
Calligrammes 340 copies, 4 reviews
The Poet Assassinated 181 copies, 2 reviews
Heresiarch & Co 168 copies, 3 reviews
Apollinaire : Oeuvres poétiques complètes (Author) 81 copies, 2 reviews
Poesie 70 copies, 1 review
Flesh Unlimited (Creation Classics) (Contributor) 63 copies, 1 review
Poèmes 35 copies
La Roma de los Borgia 26 copies, 1 review
Lettres à Lou 24 copies
The breasts of Tiresias (Author) 20 copies
Zone 19 copies
La femme assise 17 copies
Apollinaire : Oeuvres en prose, tome 1 (Author) 15 copies, 1 review
Album Apollinaire (Author) 15 copies
Antología 12 copies
Le roi-lune 12 copies
Wybór pism 5 copies
Kubismus 5 copies
Obra Poética 5 copies, 1 review
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Anecdotiques 4 copies
Wandering Jew 3 copies
Obra escogida 3 copies
Raspoutine 3 copies
Furst Vibescu 2 copies
De schaduw 2 copies
Gli amori 2 copies
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Poèmes 1 copy
Scrieri alese 1 copy, 1 review
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Il y a 1 copy
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GONTCHAROVA 1961 LARIONOV 1 copy, 1 review
Relatos 1 copy
Lou 1 copy
Le Pont Mirabeau 1 copy, 1 review
Modern French Theatre (Contributor) 66 copies
Three Pre-Surrealist Plays (Contributor) 34 copies
Les mémoires d'une chanteuse allemande (Foreword, some editions) 34 copies, 3 reviews
Elsewhere (Poets in the World) (Contributor) 25 copies, 1 review
Manifestos d'avantguarda : antologia (Contributor) 13 copies
Le Zombi du Grand Perou Ou la Comtesse de Cocagne (Preface, some editions) 8 copies
Historie Osobliwe I Fantastyczne (Contributor) 3 copies
Racconti di cinema (Contributor) 3 copies
Meesters der Franse vertelkunst (Contributor) 2 copies
L'Oeuvre du comte de mirabeau : Les maîtres de l'Amour (Introduction, Notes et essais complémentaire, some editions) 2 copies
The Sixties, Number 7, Winter 1964 (Contributor) 2 copies
Poor Old Tired Horse, Number 13 (Contributor) 1 copy
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