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Baudelaire and 'Le Spleen de Paris' - J. A. Hiddleston

Baudelaire and 'Le Spleen de Paris'

Paperback Published: 8th January 1987
ISBN: 9780198158455
Number Of Pages: 240

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The collection of prose poems known as Le Spleen de Paris is an important, puzzling, and yet relatively neglected area of Baudelaire's work. This is the first study in English that is exclusively concerned with these texts. Approaching the poems chronologically, Hiddleston focuses primarily on the position of the artist and his attitude towards his art, the often enigmatic and contradictory moral message the poems purpose to convey and, above all, the relationship between prose and poetry in this hybrid and, by the poet's own admission, "dangerous" genre.

'As the only full-scale book on the prose-poems in English this study goes some way towards filling a notable gap.' French Studies

Art and the Artistp. 1
'Une morale desagreable'p. 33
The Poetry of Prosep. 62
Notesp. 99
Chronology of the publication of the prose poemsp. 114
Bibliographyp. 117
Indexp. 121
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ISBN: 9780198158455
ISBN-10: 0198158459
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 8th January 1987
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.64 x 14.28  x 0.99
Weight (kg): 0.23