By G Venkataraman
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Although many arresting images appear, they are not linked in any design but remain isolated, reinforcing the sense of meaninglessness that has overwhelmed the speaker. The “little rented cars” and mirrors left unclaimed in a baggage room evoke the traveling the couple did together, which the speaker now sees as aimless. ) The use of such arcane personal and literary allusions was a legacy of the Symbolist movement; as a young man, Aragon admired both Arthur Rimbaud and Stéphane Mallarmé, two of the most gifted Symbolists.
It consists of six parts. The first part, “Waves,” is the most innovative and was written before World War I in the frenzied stimulation of artistic activity in Paris. The other five contain poems inspired by the war and by the poet’s love for Lou, Madeleine, and—in the final poem—his future wife, Jacqueline. Philippe Renaud sees the difference between Alcools and “Waves” as one of nature 33 Apollinaire, Guillaume Critical Survey of Poetry rather than degree. Even the most enigmatic poems of Alcools follow a familiar plan, he maintains, whereas in “Waves” the reader is in unfamiliar territory, disoriented in space and time.
The height of his popularity was achieved in the 1940’s, when his poems played an important role in the French Resistance: written in traditional meters and using rhyme, so that they might more easily be sung, they became rallying cries for French patriots abroad and in occupied France. ) Beginning in the late 1950’s, Aragon’s work became much less overtly political, which contributed to its acceptance by non-Communist critics. At the time of his death in 1982, Aragon was considered even by his political opponents as a leading man of letters.
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