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POETRY IS VERTICAL
On a été trop horizontal, j'ai envie d'étre vertical. -- Léon Paul Fargue.
In a world ruled by thehypnosis of positivism, weproclaim the autonomy of the poetic vision, thehegemony of the inner lifeover the outer life.We reject the postulatethat the creative personality is a mere factor in thepragmatic conception of progress, and that itsfunction is the delineationof a vitalistic world.We are against the renewalof the classical ideal, becauseit inevitably leads to adecorative reactionary conformity to a factitioussense of harmony, to thesterilisation of the living imagination.We believe that the orphicforces should be guardedfrom deterioration, nomatter what social systemultimately is triumphant.Esthetic will is not thefirst law. It is in theimmediacy of the ecstaticrevelation, in the a-logical
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