A Poetics of Art Criticism: The Case of Baudelaire

A Poetics of Art Criticism: The Case of Baudelaire

by Timothy Raser


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Raser questions criticism's predilection for a scientific discourse, arguing that aesthetic categories are better indicators of a text's literary qualities. Although aesthetics has claimed subjective pleasure as its sole criterion since the time of Kant, aesthetic judgments tend always to ground themselves in logic or reference. In art criticism, description serves as this ground and is no more productive than in Baudelaire's art criticism, where it leads to poetry.

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ISBN-13: 9780807892381
Publisher: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Romance Studies
Publication date: 01/01/1989
Series: North Carolina Studies in the Romance Languages and Literatures , #234
Pages: 202
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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