An Atmospherics of the City: Baudelaire and the Poetics of Noise

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What happens to poetic beauty when history turns the poet from one who contemplates natural beauty and the sublime to one who attempts to reconcile the practice of art with the hustle and noise of the city? An Atmospherics of the City traces Charles Baudelaire's evolution from a writer who practices a form of fetishizing aesthetics in which poetry works to beautify the ordinary to one who perceives background noise and disorder-the city's version of a transcendent atmosphere-as evidence of the malign work of a transcendent ...

An Atmospherics of the City: Baudelaire and the Poetics of Noise 2015, Fordham University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780823265848

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