Baudelaire without Benjamin: Contingency, History, Modernity

Material TypeArticleLanguageEnglish
TitleBaudelaire without Benjamin: Contingency, History, Modernity Author(S)Sonam Singh (Author)
Abstract  Walter Benjamin's two essays on Charles Baudelaire — “The Paris of the Second Empire in Baudelaire” (1938) and “On Some Motifs in Baudelaire” (1939) — are regularly taken as profound readings of that poet's work. This essay argues that, whatever claims may be made for Benjamin as a philosopher, mystic, correspondent, revolutionary, martyr, memoirist, or stylist, his readings of Baudelaire are inadequate. ...Paginationp 407-428
SubjectLiteratureDescriptorsLiterature, Comparative
Journal TitleComparative Literature  
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