Vol. 15 No. 2 (2007): Issue 2/2007

Réminiscences “grotesques” dans les premiers recueils poétiques de Théophile Gautier

Published 11/10/2008

How to Cite

Bellati, G. (2008). Réminiscences “grotesques” dans les premiers recueils poétiques de Théophile Gautier. L’Analisi Linguistica E Letteraria, 15(2), 311–324. Retrieved from https://www.analisilinguisticaeletteraria.eu/index.php/ojs/article/view/428


The first poetical works of Théophile Gautier, published between 1830 and 1838, are notably influenced by his studies and his juvenile readings; several intertextual connections with contemporary authors, first of all Victor Hugo, can be observed in these poems, as well as frequent references to poets of previous periods. Gautier had a special preference for some authors of pre-classical age, on whom he wrote a number of critical articles that were initially published in thereview “La France littéraire”, and then collected in Les Grotesques; this contribution considers some themes and images of Gautier’s juvenile poems (Poésies, Albertus, Poésies diverses) that remind of works of Théophile de Viau and Marc de Saint-Amant, two pre-classical poets whose remarkable modernity he often pointed out.