Now hold on there.
Not wanting to distract from the thesis that all good things proceed from
French and the French, a fact not debatable to the French but some
(admirably non-French) might claim otherwise.
One might debate that the French Impressionists were Moderns at all. That
they were influential upon the Moderns is true but so were the Georgians and
the Symbolists and the Romantics and the neoclassicists and the ... .
I can recommend a book ; "Properitius: Modernist Poet of Antiquity" by
D.Thomas Benediktson. Whatever he was, Propertius was not French. I guess
he might have been inspired by some Gaelic slave and that this is how the
French managed to exert their lingusistic genius upon the development of
McIntosh, NM, USA
From: Arwin van Arum <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Sunday, June 10, 2001 11:37 AM
Subject: RE: A Mighty Syllogism Our god (was Re: poetry collections
, but because French poets invented modernism (with a slight bit of
>help from Poe, admittedly).
>> Rick Parker