L'image du poète Victor Hugo, vu par quelquesuns de ses contemporains
Critica Vol. V/2003/1, pp. 13-31
Abstract: The present paper surveys the various interpretations of Victor Hugo's contemporaries concerning his personality and work. More exactly, I evoke some of the reflections of Baudelair and Mallarm´e regarding the literary conception of Hugo and their judgment of his work. Their views also reflect a more general image of the poet in the time of romanticism and post-romanticism.