Readings for Wednesday 1-20

The first reading is “Un coup de dés jamais n’abolira le hasard” (“A Roll of the Dice Will Never Abolish Chance”) by Stéphane Mallarmé. The French text is available here. The English translation is available here. Please read these two together, so that you can get a sense of how the typography interacts with the meaning.

The second reading is a selection from Guillaume Apollinaire’s Calligrammes. This will be made available on ARES. Again, please read the French text and the English translation together.

The third reading is Arthur Rimbaud’s poem “Voyelles” (Vowels). This will also be made available on ARES. A different English translation is available here. This poem is more tangentially related to our concerns than the others, but it’s short enough that you might as well read it anyway.

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