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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