Carnivals in Venice: The hoaxing of Theophile Gautier

Rowe, Mark W. (2018) Carnivals in Venice: The hoaxing of Theophile Gautier. Literary Imagination, 20 (3). pp. 322-332. ISSN 1523-9012

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Gautier published his poem, “Variations sur le carnaval de Venise” in the Revue des deux Mondes on April 15, 1849, and reprinted a lightly revised version in his collection Émaux et Camées [Enamels and Cameos] in 1852. No nineteenth-century French poem has had a more striking influence on English literature. Browning liked it so much he based both “A Toccata of Galuppi’s” and a segment of Fifine at the Fair on the ground plan of Gautier’s poem. And eighteen years later, in The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde quotes three and a half stanzas from “Variations”, and has Dorian remark, “How exquisite they were! […] The whole of Venice was in those […] lines.”

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: literature and literary theory ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1200/1208
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Philosophy
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Date Deposited: 09 May 2019 08:30
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2023 00:27
DOI: 10.1093/litimag/imy067

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