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Baudelaire's Prose Poems: The Practice and Politics of Irony
     

Baudelaire's Prose Poems: The Practice and Politics of Irony

by S. Stephens, Sonya Stephens
 

ISBN-10: 0198158777

ISBN-13: 9780198158776

Pub. Date: 03/28/2000

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This book considers Baudelaire's prose poetry as an exploration of the duality of the genre. It considers the ironic and parodic aspects of the work and, in the light of Baudelaire's own theories of the comic, argues that his prose poetry is best understood as a form of literary caricature.

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This book considers Baudelaire's prose poetry as an exploration of the duality of the genre. It considers the ironic and parodic aspects of the work and, in the light of Baudelaire's own theories of the comic, argues that his prose poetry is best understood as a form of literary caricature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198158776
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/28/2000
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile:
1680L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

1. Thresholds
2. Lyricism and its Others
3. The Politics of Form
4. The Prose Poem and the Dualities of Comic Art
Select Bibliography
Index

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