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From the Sublime to the Subliminal: Fetish Aesthetics

Ross Chambers

in An Atmospherics of the City: Baudelaire and the Poetics of Noise

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823265848
eISBN:
9780823266739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265848.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Baudelaire’s early practice of fetish aesthetics is related as a fall from Romantic sublimity, and the topic of noise as a manifestation of time (entropy) is introduced via a metaphorics of the urban ... More


The Magic Windowpane

Ross Chambers

in An Atmospherics of the City: Baudelaire and the Poetics of Noise

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823265848
eISBN:
9780823266739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265848.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

A close reading of “Je n’ai pas oublié…” [I Have not Forgotten] demonstrates the concept of fetish aesthetics; and the transition to a noisy conditions of a poetry of the city is made through ... More


The poet and the knife-grinder

Daniel Karlin

in Street Songs: Writers and urban songs and cries, 1800-1925

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198792352
eISBN:
9780191834363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792352.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, World Literature

Walt Whitman’s short poem ‘Sparkles from the Wheel’ describes an encounter on a Manhattan street with a knife-grinder who ‘works at his wheel sharpening a great knife’: the ‘sparkles from the wheel’ ... More


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