Article Four: ‘Magnificence of some kind will unfold…’
“Magnificence of some kind will unfold like the shadow of the past…” (Mallarmé, Trans. Pinder)
Need a quote / ref for that Mallarme line: Magnificence of some kind will unfold like the shadow of the past…Can you help?
Une magnificence se déploiera, quelconque, analogue à l’Ombre de jadis.A more accurate translation would be something like (my original translation was actually pretty inaccurate!)A magnificence will unfold, of any kind, analogous to the shadow of times past.This line features in Variations sur un Sujet and for bibliography you can quote:Mallarmé (with accent), Stephane, Œuvres complètes (Pléiade, 1945)
I have always thought that the word ‘cinema’ lends a certain gravitas, a particular dignity, to the gathering of an audience. It seems increasingly foreign. But it to this kind magnificence that we should like to suggest a return is possible.