Baudelaire: Collected Essays, 1953-1988

Baudelaire: Collected Essays, 1953-1988

by F. W. Leakey
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521323355

ISBN-13: 9780521323352

Pub. Date: 02/28/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book of linked essays contains the first critical study of Baudelaire's development as a poet, from his youth onward. It also includes studies of the development of Baudelaire's aesthetic, detailed commentaries on a number of his finest poems, and accounts of three intriguing and crucial "encounters" with notable contemporaries. Three of the essays are

Overview

This book of linked essays contains the first critical study of Baudelaire's development as a poet, from his youth onward. It also includes studies of the development of Baudelaire's aesthetic, detailed commentaries on a number of his finest poems, and accounts of three intriguing and crucial "encounters" with notable contemporaries. Three of the essays are previously unpublished and four very recent; the other eleven have been thoroughly updated, revised, and, in some cases, substantially expanded. Together, they constitute a new and important contribution to the understanding and appreciation of Baudelaire's work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521323352
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2006
Series:
Cambridge Studies in French Series, #30
Pages:
364
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Forewords Eva Jacobs, Claude Pichois; Author's preface and acknowledgments; Part I. The Composition of Les Fleurs du Mal: 1. Pour une chronologie des Fleurs du Mal (1967; 1988); 2. Baudelaire-Cramer: les sens de Orfraies (1985); 3. Les Lesbiennes: A verse novel? (1988); 4. Les Limbes: 'The Agitations and Melancholies of Modern Youth' (1988); 5. Les Fleurs du Mal (1857–1865): The resuscitation of the 'pièces sacrifiées' (1988); 6. Poet - or 'architect'? (1966; 1988); Part II. Les Fleurs de Mal: Themes and Interpretations; 7. The amorous tribute (1968); 8. The originality of Le Cygne (1973); Part III. Les Fleurs du Mal: The Creative Process: 9. The Mortimer poems; 10. The Delacroix/Tasso Sonnet of 1844 (1988); 11. Harmonie du soir (1967); 12. Les sept versions des Sept Vieillards (in collaboration with Claude Pichois) (1973); Part IV. Baudelaire-Dufays: 13. Les Esthétiques de Baudelaire: le 'système' des années 1844–1847 (1967); 14. A philosophy of opportunism (1845–1846) (1965); Part V. Encounters: 15. Asselineau, Corot et Les Limbes (1973); 16. Fontainebleau and Denecourt (1968; 1988); 17. 'Un architecte songeur': H. E. Kendall (1956); Notes; Illustrations; F. W. Leakey: publications; Indexes.

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