Monthly Archives: July 2008

Grandeurs de Marceline Desbordes-Valmore: The Greatness of Marceline Desbordes-Valmore

It’s time to publish my enthusiastic admiration for the writings of France’s sole “major” female Romantic poet, Marceline Desbordes-Valmore (which leaves her, of course, sorely underrepresented in criticism). A defense of her eminently melodic and sentimentalist poetry makes for a right fine accompaniment to my theories of writing against the musical: what more dissonant defense,… Read More »