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L’expérience poétique révolutionnaire. Visions rimbaldiennes dans Les Douze d’Alexandre Blok

Abstract : This article questions the link between two poets who seem to have nothing in common. After studying their possible junction in the context of European symbolism, it hypothesizes an artistic convergence in the revolutionary poetic experience. Arthur Rimbaud and Alexandre Blok witnessed the revolution: the Paris Commune in 1871 and the October Revolution of 1917. The first was an anonymous spectator, the second an important actor. For one, the revolution was a signal of revolt, for the other a mystical revelation. Both considered it a sacred festival. The poem The Twelve (« Dvenadcat ») by Alexander Blok can be read in the light of Rimbaldian poetics. The structure and dynamics of the images leading to the final vision echo those of Arthur Rimbaud in A Season in Hell and The Illuminations. These are two crossings of modernity to the breaking point. Blok concluded the Rimbaldian experience in the accomplishment of his « brilliant disaster ».
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Caroline Bérenger. L’expérience poétique révolutionnaire. Visions rimbaldiennes dans Les Douze d’Alexandre Blok. Slavica Occitania, Association Slavica Occitania, 2020, 1917. Les révolutions russes, le chantier d’une nouvelle culture ?, pp.281-300. ⟨hal-03147056⟩



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