Brown University Library Special Collections

Focus on Special Collections: Le Corbeau

Posted by Ann Morgan Dodge on October 25, 2010

At noon on Oct 28, in the Lownes Room, John Hay Library Curators will discuss the significance of this translation of Poe’s The Raven and of related items in the John Hay collections which illustrate the influence of Poe on French symbolist poets.  The Raven, translated into French by Stéphane Mallarmé, with lithographs by Manet, is an extraordinary example of an artist’s book.  Published in 1875, Le Corbeau is one of the earliest of that genre, and influenced the style of later illustrated editions of the poem.