Baudelaire's 'Les Phares' Revisited: Creating an Artistic Canon for the Romantic Era

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Abstract

This collection of essays, by both seasoned Baudelaire scholars and by newcomers, reflects the breadth of the poetAEs artistic and intellectual worlds. Special attention is paid to BaudelaireAEs active interest in music and in the visual arts and how this relates to his poetry, in accordance with his insights into the aecorrespondancesAE between the human senses. The poetAEs life and times are well documented, and close readings of key poems offer fresh perspectives on the mind and art of one of the greatest writers of the nineteenth century u and indeed of the modern age. Other topics include: the influence of Edgar Allan Poe on Baudelaire; Baudelaire as the pioneering poet of the urban scene; the reception of his work by critics (including, notably, Walter Benjamin) and by the poets who followed him; translation of his poetry into English u and into Scots; spleen, ennui, and aeidUalAE; the aevoyageAE; evil and affliction; song-settings of BaudelaireAEs poetry; comparisons with Flaubert.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Poetry of Baudelaire
Subtitle of host publicationCritical Insights
EditorsTom Hubbard
Place of PublicationAmenia, NY
PublisherGrey House Publishing
Pages157-165
ISBN (Print)978-1-61925-395-7
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • French literature
  • Art criticism

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