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Apollinaire Explained

Apollinaire at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Italian?-French poet. He arrived in Paris at 20, but always kept his early life obscure. In his short life he took part in all the avant-garde movements that flourished at the beginning of the 20th cent. His poetry was characterized by daring, even outrageous, technical experiments. Because of his efforts to create an effect of surprise by means of unusual verbal associations and word patterns, he is often considered the herald of Surrealism. His poetic masterpiece was Alcools (1913). His death resulted from a head wound received in World War I.

Apollinaire at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

Apollinaire
n : French poet; precursor of surrealism (1880-1918) [syn: {Guillaume
Apollinaire}, {Wilhelm Apollinaris de Kostrowitzki}]