Baudelaire and Intertextuality: Poetry at the Crossroads

Baudelaire and Intertextuality: Poetry at the Crossroads

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In this new reading of Baudelaire's Le Spleen de Paris iMargery Evans proposes that Baudelaire's text serves to question the conventions of prose forms such as the novel and the moral fable. She shows how the text probes the fundamethal tension between individuality and conformity, powerfully symbolised by the giant metropolis. Dr Evans explores the interconnections between the prose poems which make up Le Spleen de Paris and their intertextual relations with other, mostly prose, works, and argues that this anomalous, hybrid work raises far-reaching questions of relevance to narratology and to literary theory as a whole.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521025591
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 02/28/2006
Series: Cambridge Studies in French Series , #38
Edition description: Revised ed.
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. The city; 2. Exchange codes; 3. Poetry and desire; 4. Unsententious moralities; 5. Poetry and madness; 6. Poetic cookery; 7. The poet as savage: rewriting cliché; 8. Musicality; 9. Straight lines and arabesques; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Indexes.

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