Une etude de L'Humour dans Calligrammes de Guillaume Apollinaire

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Anna Hyer Fesmire (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Christian Garaud

Abstract: Almost all available biographical material on Guillaume Apollinaire testifies to his remarkable laughter. The varied descriptions of his jovial, humorous, and often buffoon-like personality agree that the causes and nature of this laughter escaped the listener to a great degree. It seemed to come from the innermost reaches of a personality based on multiple contradictions. It is natural to wish to know how the poet's personal humor is revealed in his work. Calligrammes is a volume of Apollinaire's poetry written during the first World War under conditions giving rise to violent conflicting sentiments of elation and despair. There are many humourous images in Calligrammes, especially in the war poems. Also the calligrammes themselves are often quite funny in their forms or images or the combination of the two. This thesis treats the nature and sources of the humor particular to the poetry in Calligrammes, with its exceptional circumstances as inspiration.

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Language: English
Date: 1969
Apollinaire, Guillaume, $d 1880-1918 $v Biography
Apollinaire, Guillaume, $d 1880-1918 $x Criticism and interpretation
Apollinaire, Guillaume, $d 1880-1918. $t Calligrammes

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