Baudelaire's Argot Plastique

Baudelaire's Argot Plastique

Author: Ainslie Armstrong McLees

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820334868

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

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Exploring the poet's fascination with the affective power of caricature, Baudelaire's “Argot Plastique” charts the movement in Baudelaire's poetry toward a language of visual distortion. McLees demonstrates that caricature, graphically and culturally a vehicle of sharp wit and social commentary, became in Baudelaire's works a poetic expression of the human condition itself. Using its capacity for deflating commentary to subvert the poetic conventions of his age, transferring its range of subjects into a poetry that celebrated the underclass, Baudelaire ultimately focused the lens of poetic caricature on the relation of subject, artist, and viewer. Richly illustrated with lithographs, etchings, and drawings by Goya, Daumier, Grandville, Gavarni, and other caricaturists, Baudelaire's “Argot Plastique” reveals the importance of caricature as a model for Baudelaire's poetry.
Baudelaire's Argot Plastique
Language: en
Pages: 216
Authors: Ainslie Armstrong McLees
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-03-01 - Publisher: University of Georgia Press

Exploring the poet's fascination with the affective power of caricature, Baudelaire's “Argot Plastique” charts the movement in Baudelaire's poetry toward a language of visual distortion. McLees demonstrates that caricature, graphically and culturally a vehicle of sharp wit and social commentary, became in Baudelaire's works a poetic expression of the human
Baudelaire's Media Aesthetics
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Marit Grøtta
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-04-23 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

Baudelaire's Media Aesthetics situates Charles Baudelaire in the midst of 19th-century media culture. It offers a thorough study of the role of newspapers, photography, and precinematic devices in Baudelaire's writings, while also discussing the cultural history of these media generally. The book reveals that Baudelaire was not merely inspired by
Baudelaire's World
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Rosemary Lloyd
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-09-05 - Publisher: Cornell University Press

Charles Baudelaire is often regarded as the founder of modernist poetry. Written with clarity and verve, Baudelaire's World provides English-language readers with the biographical, historical, and cultural contexts that will lead to a fuller understanding and enjoyment of the great French poet's work. Rosemary Lloyd considers all of Baudelaire's writing,
Baudelaire's Le Spleen de Paris
Language: en
Pages: 246
Authors: MariaC. Scott
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-09-29 - Publisher: Routledge

Maria Scott's study of the operation of irony in Baudelaire's Le Spleen de Paris contends that the principal target of the collection's spleen is its own readership. Baudelaire, as one of the most perceptive cultural commentators of the nineteenth century, was naturally very keenly aware of the growing dominance of
Approaches to Teaching Baudelaire's Prose Poems
Language: en
Pages: 212
Authors: Cheryl Krueger
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-06-01 - Publisher: Modern Language Association

A prolific poet, art critic, essayist, and translator, Charles Baudelaire is best known for his volumes of verse (Les Fleurs du Mal [Flowers of Evil]) and prose poems (Le Spleen de Paris [Paris Spleen]). This volume explores his prose poems, which depict Paris during the Second Empire and offer compelling