Baudelaire and `Le Spleen de Paris

Paperback | April 30, 1999

byJ. A. Hiddleston

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The collection of prose poems known as Le Spleen de Paris is an important, puzzling, and yet relatively neglected area of Baudelaire's work. This is the first study in English that is exclusively concerned with these texts. Approaching the poems chronologically, Hiddleston focuses primarilyon the position of the artist and his attitude towards his art, the often enigmatic and contradictory moral message the poems purpose to convey and, above all, the relationship between prose and poetry in this hybrid and, by the poet's own admission, "dangerous" genre.

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The collection of prose poems known as Le Spleen de Paris is an important, puzzling, and yet relatively neglected area of Baudelaire's work. This is the first study in English that is exclusively concerned with these texts. Approaching the poems chronologically, Hiddleston focuses primarilyon the position of the artist and his attitud...

James A. Hiddleston was a Professor of French and Fellow Exeter College, Oxford.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:130 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.55 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198158459

ISBN - 13:9780198158455

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'As the only full-scale book on the prose-poems in English this study goes some way towards filling a notable gap.' French Studies