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Baudelaire's Prose Poems: The Practice and Politics of Irony

Sonya Stephens

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158776
eISBN:
9780191673351
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158776.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Poetry

The aim of this book is to offer a new reading of Baudelaire's Petits Poèmes en Prose that demonstrates the significance of ironic otherness for the theory and functioning of the work and for the ... More


The Poetics of French Verse: Studies in Reading

Clive Scott

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159445
eISBN:
9780191673634
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159445.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, European Literature

This book explores the expressive resources peculiar to French verse, first through formal discussion of its poetics and then through detailed readings of texts from the 17th century to the present. ... More


“Autumn Song” and “Spleen”: Baudelaire

Jennifer Radden

in The Nature of Melancholy: From Aristotle to Kristeva

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195151657
eISBN:
9780199849253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151657.003.0022
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter discusses two poems by Charles Baudelaire, “Autumn Song” and “Spleen.” A French poet of the Romantic era, Baudelaire lived between 1821 and 1867. His short life was troubled and erratic, ... More


Literature and the Remains of the Death Penalty

Peggy Kamuf

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823282302
eISBN:
9780823284801
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282302.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book pursues Derrida’s assertion, in The Death Penalty, Volume I, that “the modern history of the institution named literature in Europe over the last three or four centuries is contemporary ... More


Counterfeit Capital: Poetic Labor and Revolutionary Irony

Jennifer Bajorek

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758246
eISBN:
9780804786805
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758246.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This is a comparative and interdisciplinary study exploring the unexpected yet essential relationship between irony and capital in the texts of Baudelaire and Marx. It argues for the renewed ... More


Postmortem

Peggy Kamuf

in Literature and the Remains of the Death Penalty

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823282302
eISBN:
9780823284801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282302.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This brief conclusion remarks that the four fictional works featured in the book all conclude with something like a postmortem, a survival of the narrative after the execution represented. In the ... More


Baudelaire: Life and the Production of Poetry

Ann Jefferson

in Biography and the Question of Literature in France

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199270842
eISBN:
9780191710292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270842.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The chapter explores Baudelaire's biographical portraits of other writers, especially Poe and Gautier, in which he revises the contemporary view that the poet's work simply reflects his life. ... More


Sartre and Biography: Existential Acts and the Desacralization of Literature

Ann Jefferson

in Biography and the Question of Literature in France

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199270842
eISBN:
9780191710292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270842.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Sartre shares with Leiris a view of literature that conceives of it as an act, but, in contrast to Leiris, his aim is rather to desacralize the literary. An examination of his theoretical writings, ... More


‘Dialectic Ways’: T. S. Eliot and Counter‐Romanticism

Michael O'Neill

in The All-Sustaining Air: Romantic Legacies and Renewals in British, American, and Irish Poetry since 1900

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199299287
eISBN:
9780191715099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299287.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter argues that T. S. Eliot's poetry is illuminated by studying him in terms of a ‘counter-Romanticism’, which he discerns in Baudelaire and enacts in a variety of ways in his poems; it also ... More


Conclusion

Patrick Coleman

in Anger, Gratitude, and the Enlightenment Writer

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199589340
eISBN:
9780191723322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589340.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 18th-century Literature

The conclusion briefly traces the history of anger and gratitude after the end of the Enlightenment. It argues through reference to Romantic literature, illustrated by Baudelaire, and to ... More


Baudelaire and the Art of Memory

J. A. Hiddleston

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159322
eISBN:
9780191673597
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159322.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book provides an examination of Baudelaire's art criticism and its relationship with his creative writing. It is the first book in English to treat in one volume the diverse aspects of the ... More


Thresholds

Sonya Stephens

in Baudelaire's Prose Poems: The Practice and Politics of Irony

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158776
eISBN:
9780191673351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158776.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Poetry

This chapter focuses on Baudelaire's choice of genre and the way in which he seeks to define it, both by his careful consideration of titles and in the letter addressed to Arsene Houssaye, now ... More


Lyricism and its Others

Sonya Stephens

in Baudelaire's Prose Poems: The Practice and Politics of Irony

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158776
eISBN:
9780191673351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158776.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Poetry

This chapter builds on the forms of doubleness uncovered to show how the poetic texts are representative of a continuity between thematic and formal planes. Lyricism is shown to be irreconcilably ... More


The Politics of Form

Sonya Stephens

in Baudelaire's Prose Poems: The Practice and Politics of Irony

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158776
eISBN:
9780191673351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158776.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines the politics of form. The politics are to be understood principally in the sense of manoeuvring and intriguing, although this does not exclude consideration of the ideological ... More


The Prose Poem and the Dualities of Comic Art

Sonya Stephens

in Baudelaire's Prose Poems: The Practice and Politics of Irony

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158776
eISBN:
9780191673351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158776.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Poetry

This chapter demonstrates how the Petits Poèmes en prose exploit comic forms and combine Baudelaire's notion of the comique significatif and the comique Absolu. These forms of the comic depend, like ... More


Green Jam, Writing, and Madness: Moreau de Tours, Gautier, and Baudelaire

Tony James

in Dream, Creativity, and Madness in Nineteenth-Century France

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151883
eISBN:
9780191672873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151883.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines the texts of Moreau de Tours, Gautier, and Baudelaire. The word ‘paradise’ was common to Gautier, Baudelaire, and Moreau de Tours, but the nature of the texts they wrote all ... More


Monstrous Inversions: Decadence and Degeneration in Galdόs's Ángel Guerra

CATHERINE JAGOE

in Culture and Gender in Nineteenth-Century Spain

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198158868
eISBN:
9780191673399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158868.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The notion of inevitable decline or degeneration produced an aesthetic movement that revolved around a group of ‘decadent’ or Symbolist writers and painters of the late 19th century whose subjects ... More


Delacroix

J. A. Hiddleston

in Baudelaire and the Art of Memory

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159322
eISBN:
9780191673597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159322.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Baudelaire thought that, of all contemporary artists, Delacroix alone excelled in the painting of religious subjects, and that he alone ‘sait faire de la religion’. This chapter focuses on a ... More


De l'essence du rire

J. A. Hiddleston

in Baudelaire and the Art of Memory

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159322
eISBN:
9780191673597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159322.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter analyses Baudelaire's theory of laughter. It attempts to identify and tease out some of the contradictions in the argument, in which the doctrine of the Fall seems to sit badly with the ... More


Caricature

J. A. Hiddleston

in Baudelaire and the Art of Memory

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159322
eISBN:
9780191673597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159322.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter develops, in a ‘Baudelairean’ manner, the suggestive quality of the works he admires. Wherever relevant, it also indicates the relationship of the art criticism to his other writings, in ... More


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