Baudelaire's Le Spleen de Paris Baudelaire's Le Spleen de Paris
Studies in European Cultural Transition

Baudelaire's Le Spleen de Paris

Shifting Perspectives

    • $62.99
    • $62.99

Publisher Description

Maria Scott's study of the operation of irony in Baudelaire's Le Spleen de Paris contends that the principal target of the collection's spleen is its own readership. Baudelaire, as one of the most perceptive cultural commentators of the nineteenth century, was naturally very keenly aware of the growing dominance of the bourgeoisie in France, not least as a market for art and literature. Despite being dependent on this market for his own writing, the poet was highly critical of bourgeois values and attitudes. Scott builds on existing criticism of the collection to argue that these are indirectly mocked in Le Spleen de Paris, often in the person of the poet's supposed textual alter ego. The contention is that the prose poems betray the trust of readers by way of an apparent transparency of meaning that functions to blind us to their embedded irony. Though focused on Le Spleen de Paris, Scott's study engages with the full range of Baudelaire's writings, including his art and literary criticism. Her book will be of interest not only to Baudelaire scholars but also to those engaged more generally with nineteenth-century French culture.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2017
September 29
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
246
Pages
PUBLISHER
Taylor & Francis
SELLER
Taylor & Francis Group
SIZE
2.4
MB

More Books Like This

The Beauty of Baudelaire The Beauty of Baudelaire
2021
Reading Baudelaire's Le Spleen de Paris and the Nineteenth-Century Prose Poem Reading Baudelaire's Le Spleen de Paris and the Nineteenth-Century Prose Poem
2022
Baudelaire and the Aesthetics of Bad Faith Baudelaire and the Aesthetics of Bad Faith
1997
Coups de maître Coups de maître
2021
The Dark Side of Diderot / Le Diderot des ombres The Dark Side of Diderot / Le Diderot des ombres
2015
Regard for the Other Regard for the Other
2009

More Books by Maria C. Scott

Empathy and the Strangeness of Fiction : Readings in French Realism Empathy and the Strangeness of Fiction : Readings in French Realism
2020
Stendhal's Less-Loved Heroines Stendhal's Less-Loved Heroines
2017

Other Books in This Series

Authority, State and National Character Authority, State and National Character
2017
The Poetics of Transubstantiation The Poetics of Transubstantiation
2017
The Romanticism of Contemporary Theory The Romanticism of Contemporary Theory
2017
Displaced Persons: Conditions of Exile in European Culture Displaced Persons: Conditions of Exile in European Culture
2017
The Name and Nature of Tragicomedy The Name and Nature of Tragicomedy
2017
Devolving Identities Devolving Identities
2017