One Toss of the Dice.

One Toss of the Dice.

FichaTextoEditorial Liverigth Publishing

FichaTextoPaginas 320

FichaTextoAno 2016

FichaTextoEan 9780871406637



It was, improbably, the forerunner of our digital age: a French poem about a shipwreck published in 1897 that, with its mind-bending possibilities of being read up and down, backward and forward, even sideways, launched modernism. Stéphane Mallarmé’s "One Toss of the Dice," a daring, twenty-page epic of ruin and recovery, provided an epochal “tipping point,” defining the spirit of the age and anticipating radical thinkers of the twentieth century, from Albert Einstein to T. S. Eliot.