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As printed in Calligrammes, 1918





Guillaume Apollinaire ÉVENTAIL DES SAVEURS


Original calligram, circa 1918
Ink and pencil on paper, 9 3/4 x 6 3/8 inches
Private collection, New York

Translated from the French by Ron Padgett

GUILLAUME APOLLINAIRE’s (1880-1918) “Fan of Flavors” appeared in his Calligrammes (1918), months before his death from influenza. For information about this poem, see Anne Hyde Greet’s commentary in her translation of Calligrammes (University of California Press).

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