The Poetry of Céline Arnauld
From Dada to Ultra-Modern

Ruth Hemus

Research Monographs in French Studies 58

Legenda

  28 September 2020  •  184pp

ISBN: 978-1-781888-31-5 (hardback)  •  RRP £75, $99, €85

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The poet Céline Arnauld (1885-1952) was at the heart of Paris Dada. Her experimental texts appeared in the most prominent avant-garde journals and she published almost a dozen books. Yet Arnauld predicted as early as 1924 that she would be written out of history. Isolated by personal loss and financially insecure, she took her own life in 1952. Her story is one of an individual with an elusive identity — she was a Jewish émigré, born Carolina Goldstein in Romania — who left behind a body of work rich in innovation. In this study, Ruth Hemus conveys the pleasure of discovering this neglected figure and her inventive writing. Charting one woman’s navigation of the avant-garde over a thirty-year period (1918-1948), she sets out Arnauld’s quest for an autonomous poetry that she herself called ‘ultra-modern.’

Ruth Hemus is a Reader in French and Visual Arts at Royal Holloway University.

Bibliography entry:

Hemus, Ruth, The Poetry of Céline Arnauld: From Dada to Ultra-Modern, Research Monographs in French Studies, 58 (Cambridge: Legenda, 2020)

First footnote reference: 35 Ruth Hemus, The Poetry of Céline Arnauld: From Dada to Ultra-Modern, Research Monographs in French Studies, 58 (Cambridge: Legenda, 2020), p. 21.

Subsequent footnote reference: 37 Hemus, p. 47.

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Hemus, Ruth. 2020. The Poetry of Céline Arnauld: From Dada to Ultra-Modern, Research Monographs in French Studies, 58 (Cambridge: Legenda)

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