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Hofmannsthal and the French Symbolist Tradition


Steven Sondrup

The aim of this study is a thorough investigation and comparison of Hofmannsthal's relationship to the theory of the French symbolists. A notable similarity of structure, mood and technique between Hofmannsthal's poetry and his lyric dramas and those of the symbolists, has long interested scholars and critics. In his concluding remarks, the editor brings forward the problems of researches.