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Halyartes: and Other Poems in Prose

by Éphraïm Mikhaël
translated by Brian Stableford

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Presented here, for the first time in English, in a translation by Brian Stableford, are the complete prose poems of Éphraïm Mikhaël, a disciple of Mallarmé and an important member of the Symbolist Movement. Though he died when only twenty-three years old, of tuberculosis, Mikhaël made a significant contribution to the Movement. The works translated here only give a foretaste of the work the author might have gone on to do, but it is mature work, and its spectrum offers a reasonably comprehensive account of the author’s literary ambitions and philosophical attitude—the latter enviably colored by the disease that, as he was all too well aware, was gradually killing him.

Cover by Jan Toorop

Published by Snuggly Books in February 2019
ISBN: 978-1-943813-84-1

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