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The writer of modern life : essays on Charles Baudelaire

Author: Walter Benjamin; Michael William Jennings
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2006.
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Walter Benjamin's essays on the great French lyric poet Charles Baudelaire revolutionized not just the way we think about Baudelaire, but our understanding of modernity and modernism as well. In these essays, Benjamin challenges the image of Baudelaire as late-Romantic dreamer, and evokes instead the modern poet caught in a life-or-death struggle with the forces of the urban commodity capitalism that had emerged in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Charles Baudelaire; Charles Baudelaire; Baudelaire, Charles <1821-1867> - Critique et interprétation.; Baudelaire, Charles <1821-1867> - Influence.; Charles Baudelaire; Charles Baudelaire; Charles Baudelaire; Charles Baudelaire; Charles Baudelaire; Charles Baudelaire; Charles Baudelaire
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Benjamin; Michael William Jennings
ISBN: 0674022874 9780674022874
OCLC Number: 67922600
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Notes: Selected essays from Walter Benjamin's Gesammelte Schriften.
Translated from the German.
Description: 306 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction / Michael W. Jennings --
Baudelaire --
Paris, the capital of the nineteenth century --
The Paris of the second empire in Baudelaire --
Central Park --
On some motifs in Baudelaire.
Other Titles: Essays.
Responsibility: Walter Benjamin ; edited by Michael W. Jennings ; translated by Howard Eiland [and others].

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Walter Benjamin's essays on the great French lyric poet, Charles Baudelaire revolutionized not just the way we think about Baudelaire, but our understanding of modernity and modernism as well. This  Read more...

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In these essays, written in the 1930s, German critic Benjamin masterfully succeeds in changing our perception of French poet Charles Baudelaire as a late Romantic dreamer. Instead, he shows Read more...

 
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