Baudelaire and the Art of Memory

Hardcover | April 1, 1999

byJ. A. Hiddleston

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This study is an examination of Baudelaire's art criticism and its relationship with his creative writing. It is the first book in English to treat in one volume the diverse aspects of the subject: the principal aesthetic ideas, the importance of Delacroix, Boudin, Meryon, Guys, and Manet, theessays on laughter and caricature, and the language and rhetoric of the Salons and other critical writings. The title reflects Baudelaire's conviction, which emphasizes in relation to Delacroix, Daumier, Guys, and Wagner, that all art, whether it is painting, poetry or music, springs from the memoryof the artist and speaks to the memory of the consumer of that art. This idea, exemplified in his own creative writing, extends to criticism itself, which is seen primarily as a phenomenon of recognition, and it is that sense of recognition that the author has sought to emphasize throughout.

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This study is an examination of Baudelaire's art criticism and its relationship with his creative writing. It is the first book in English to treat in one volume the diverse aspects of the subject: the principal aesthetic ideas, the importance of Delacroix, Boudin, Meryon, Guys, and Manet, theessays on laughter and caricature, and the ...

Was Lecturer in French, Leeds University, 1960-66 Fellow of Exeter College, Oxford, 1966

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Format:HardcoverPublished:April 1, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198159323

ISBN - 13:9780198159322

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Table of Contents

List of PlatesList of AbbreviationsIn Search of an AestheticDelacrioxDe l'essence du rireCaricatureFrom Landscape to the Painting of Modern LifeManetLanguage and RhetoricBibliographyIndex

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`Hiddleston coaxes novel and persuasive interpretations from his close reading of the Beaudelaire texts.' J-P. Cauvin, Choice, June 2000.