Let us come straight to the point: This book proposes to bring to light a procedure of encryption housed within Stéphane Mallarmé’s Coup de dés. This procedure, once deciphered, allows the precise determination of the ‘unique Number’ enigmatically evoked in the poem.

We thus claim:
a) that Mallarmé’s poem is coded;
b) that the ability to read this code is a condition of the true comprehension of the Coup de dés, since it elucidates one of its essential components, namely the nature of the Number…