Paul Eluard

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Carolyn Cotchett (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Rene Hardre

Abstract: Although Paul Eluard can certainly not be called the typical twentieth century French poet, a study of his life and writing, as influenced by historical and intellectual environment, gives an excellent picture in at least one case of a. twentieth century poet in France. His poetry, a great deal of which is vers de circonstance, or poetry written under the influence of a certain emotion peculiar to a specific condition or circumstance, is extremely valuable in depicting the intellectual climate in a France suffering from two wars and occupation. To study Eluard's work and to be able to understand it in some way almost necessitates a thorough knowledge of the man himself and the intellectual climate in which he lived. His was an interesting life. He lived during a crucial time in history, and he reacted to his environment in a more sensitive fashion than would have the average man.

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Honors Project
Language: English
Date: 1958

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