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Alcools

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Martin Sorrell focuses on Apollinaire's volume of poetry, Alcools, which was met with astonishment, admiration and a good deal of outrage when it was published in Paris in 1913.

Guillaume Apollinaire's volume of poetry, Alcools, met with astonishment, admiration and a good deal of outrage when it was published in Paris in 1913. In its experiments with subject, structure and style it blazed a bold trail for the modernist poetry of the 1920s, claims Martin Sorrell of Exeter University.

Producer: Sara Davies.

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