Charles Baudelaire: A Lyric Poet in the Era of High Capitalism

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Verso, Jan 1, 1997 - Literary Criticism - 192 pages
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Walter Benjamin, one of the foremost cultural ommentators and theorists of the 20th century, is perhaps best known for his analyses of art in the modern age and the philosophy of history. Yet, it was through his study of the social and cultural history of late-19th-century Paris, examined particularly in relation to the figure of the great Parisian lyric poet Charles Baudelaire, that Benjamin tested and enriched some of his core concepts and themes.

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Review: Charles Baudelaire: A Lyric Poet In The Era Of High Capitalism (The Verso Classics Series)

User Review  - Andrew Northrop - Goodreads

Many attribute Benjamin's musings on the flaneur to the unfinished Arcades Project, but this is where they originated from, and they are far more coherent here. Reading Baudelaire's The Painter of Modern Life before this is a recommendation, as well as Poe's The Man of the Crowd. Read full review

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User Review  - Blair - Goodreads

Mmmm. The intersection of my two favourite early modern thinkers on art. A perfect marriage! Read full review

Contents

The Boheme
11
The Flaneur
35
Modernism
67
Copyright

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