He is at the opposite pole from the symbolist; but true poetry demands much more distinction of style and nobility of thought.
It was dear to the Realist, and it is dear to the symbolist.
No musician, not Debussy even, was better prepared for bringing the symbolist movement into music.
The only difference is that in the French of the symbolist it precedes the noun.
To a limited extent, of course, he has succeeded in fixing the color of the symbolist movement in music.
Would a symbolist then signify a fabricator of masterpieces?
Let us remember that Shakespeare was a humanist, not a symbolist.
Before that, a long time ago, in symbolist circles, it was the fashion to speak with the greatest admiration of Stevenson.
Almqvist was a realist and symbolist who loved to throw out paradoxical bons-mots on current morals with a generous hand.
Then comes the symbolist, and says that to his soul, which alone is certain, man is a creature with green hair and a blue face.