Halyartes and Other Poems in Prose

by Éphraïm Mikhaël
Release date: February 2019
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: fantasy, mainstream
Tags: translation

Translated by Brian Stableford.

Presented here, for the first time in English, in a translation by Brian Stableford, are the complete prose poems of Éphraïm Mikhaël, a disciple of Mallarmé and an important member of the Symbolist Movement. Though he died when only twenty-three years old, of tuberculosis, Mikhaël made a significant contribution to the Movement. The works translated here only give a foretaste of the work the author might have gone on to do, but it is mature work, and its spectrum offers a reasonably comprehensive account of the author’s literary ambitions and philosophical attitude — the latter enviably colored by the disease that, as he was all too well aware, was gradually killing him.

(updated 2019-02-27)

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