Baudelaire and Schizoanalysis: The Socio-Poetics of Modernism by Eugene W. HollandBaudelaire and Schizoanalysis: The Socio-Poetics of Modernism by Eugene W. Holland

Baudelaire and Schizoanalysis: The Socio-Poetics of Modernism

byEugene W. Holland

Paperback | November 2, 2006

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This is the first book to apply the principles of schizoanalysis to literary history and cultural studies. By resituating psychoanalysis in its socio-economic and cultural context, this framework provides a new and illuminating approach to Baudelaire's poetry and art criticism. Professor Holland demonstrates the impact of military authoritarianism and the capitalist market (as well as Baudelaire's much-discussed family circumstances) on the psychology and poetics of the writer, who abandoned his romantic idealism in favor of a modernist cynicism that has characterized modern culture ever since.
Title:Baudelaire and Schizoanalysis: The Socio-Poetics of ModernismFormat:PaperbackDimensions:328 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.75 inPublished:November 2, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521031346

ISBN - 13:9780521031349


Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction; Part I. Poetics: 2. Correspondences versus beauty; 3. Spleen and evil; Part II. Psychopoetics: 4. Romantic temperament and 'Spleen and Ideal'; 5. Modernist imagination and the 'Tableaux Parisiens'; Part III. Sociopoetics: 6. Decoding and recoding in the prose poems; 7. The prose poem narrator; 8. Conclusion; Notes; Select bibliography; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"Holland's study of Baudelaire has achieved the aim of providing a total reading of Baudelaire's works, integrating interpretations of his poems, prose-poems, art criticism, letters and journals." Timothy Raser, Nineteenth-century French Studies