Back up to: The Essay
5/5 Adam Gopnik discusses Cubism in 1913 Paris, considering it as a form of poetic realism.
4/5 Writer Michele Roberts assesses the impact of Alain-Fournier's Le Grand Meaulnes.
3/5 Martin Sorrell explores on Apollinaire's ground-breaking volume of poetry, Alcools.
2/5 Richard Witts focuses on the notorious opening of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring.
1/5 Why Marcel Proust's Swann's Way was among highlights of a great year for Parisian culture.