The Poetry of Villon and Baudelaire: Two Worlds, One Human Condition

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"The Poetry of Villon and Baudelaire" is a comparative reading of Francois Villon's and Charles Baudelaire's poetry. Despite the intervening centuries, these works are analogous in a number of ways. More than a collection of verses, the "Lais," the "Testament," and "Les Fleurs du Mal" share an overarching design. They evoke a poetic universe where life in the world is opposed to the spiritual and the poetically transcendent. This study elucidates the affinities by examining the poets' treatment of certain themes: ...

The Poetry of Villon and Baudelaire: Two Worlds, One Human Condition 1997, Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften, New York

ISBN-13: 9780820434728

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