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Calligrammes by Guillaume Apollinaire from ‘Poems of Peace and War’. Apollinaire – La Colombe Poignardée et le jet d’eau. from Calligrammes: Poems of Peace and War (). The Stabbed [bleeding] Dove (top image). Guillaume Apollinaire’s Calligrammes reveals a modernism unmatched by English poets of the first world war, says Stephen Romer.

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The following biographical and literary information on Guillaume Apollinaire is extracted from the following website: An Introduction to Guillaume Apollinaire.

Guillaume Apollinaire France, was the author of a variety of different texts: As well as having a keen eye for the visual arts, the apollinairr dimension of writing was extremely important to Apollinaire. Apollinaire took great care over the typographical layout of his work. Technical developments such as the phonograph, the telephone, radio and cinema had provided new ways of storing and diffusing language without recourse to the written word.


For Apollinaire, writing no longer had the same role, its status had changed and Apollinaire was one of the first to interrogate this. Butor, Monument de apollinaaire pour Apollinaire.

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In his later collection of poems, CalligrammesApollinaire incorporated words, letters and phrases into complex visual collages. The black on white of the printed page became a new field of experimentation.

He experimented with a poetry in which a simple reading along the familiar linear axes left to right, top to bottom was no longer possible.

The page became a sort of canvas for experimentation with different spatial relationships and with the possibility of multiple readings along different axes. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Twitter account.

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Butor, Monument de rien pour Apollinaire In his later collection of poems, CalligrammesApollinaire incorporated words, letters and phrases claligramme complex visual collages. You have any larger higher-res images? Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email required Address never made public.


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