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The Cambridge Companion to Baudelaire, Paperback / softback Book

The Cambridge Companion to Baudelaire Paperback / softback

Edited by Rosemary (Indiana University) Lloyd

Part of the Cambridge Companions to Literature series


Charles Baudelaire's place among the great poets of the Western world is undisputed, and his influence on the development of poetry since his lifetime has been enormous.

In this Companion, essays by outstanding scholars illuminate Baudelaire's writing both for the lay reader and for specialists.

In addition to a survey of his life and a study of his social context, the volume includes essays on his verse and prose, analyzing the extraordinary power and effectiveness of his language and style, his exploration of intoxicants like wine and opium, and his art and literary criticism.

The volume also discusses the difficulties, successes and failures of translating his poetry and his continuing power to move his readers.

Featuring a guide to further reading and a chronology, this Companion provides students and scholars of Baudelaire and of nineteenth-century French and European literature with a comprehensive and stimulating overview of this extraordinary poet.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 258 pages, Worked examples or Exercises
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900
  • ISBN: 9780521537827



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