BOOK REVIEW BY AN ANONYMOUS BRITISH REVIEWER
IN THE TIMES
An Anthology of French Poetry from Nerval to Valéry, in English Translation. Edited by Ángel Flores. Garden City, N. J.: Doubleday Anchor Books, 1958.
And Stephane Mallarmé
Faded mystically away,
Like his symbols, into some inner space.
Then Gérard dit de Nerval
suffered from le petit mal,
And in his seizures entertained the ghost
Of a talking dead geranium
That resided in his cranium,
And he hanged himself beneath a streetlamp post.