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The writer of modern life : essays on Charles Baudelaire

Author: Walter Benjamin; Michael William Jennings
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. ; London : Belknap, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this book Benjamin reveals Baudelaire as a social poet of the very first rank. More than a series of studies of Baudelaire, these essays show the extent to which Benjamin identifies with the poet and enable him to explore his own notion of heroism."--BOOK JACKET.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Charles Baudelaire; Charles Baudelaire; Charles Baudelaire
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Benjamin; Michael William Jennings
ISBN: 9780674022874 0674022874
OCLC Number: 1015519040
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: Baudelaire --
Paris, the capital of the nineteenth century --
The Paris of the second empire in Baudelaire --
Central Park --
On some motifs in Buadelaire.
Other Titles: Essays.
Responsibility: Walter Benjamin ; edited by Michael W. Jennings ; translated by Howard Eiland [and others].

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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  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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