Friday, September 20, 2013
Definitions for Parnassian
- pertaining to poetry.
- pertaining to Mount Parnassus.
- of, pertaining to, or noting a school of French poets of the latter half of the 19th century, characterized chiefly by a belief in art for art's sake, by an emphasis on metrical form, and by the repression of emotive elements: so called from Le Parnasse Contemporain, the title of their first collection of poems, published in 1866.
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Citations for Parnassian
However, your quest is dignified by its very disinterestedness; it is distanced from real human concerns and suffering; it is Parnassian, academic, aloof, elitist.
Then coming down from those Parnassian heights you have university libraries, and private research libraries, and then maybe the big public libraries, and then district and branch libraries, and school libraries, hospital libraries, libraries in prisons, and long-term mental institutions.
Origin of Parnassian
Parnassian comes from a school of French poets whose first collection of poems was called Le Parnasse Contemporain.