The Painter of Modern Life and Other Essays

The Painter of Modern Life and Other Essays

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Charles Baudelaire, the nineteenth-century French poet and writer, has also been called 'the father of modern criticism'. This stimulating volume gathers together some of his most celebrated critical writings.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 110 x 186 x 10mm | 249.48g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2nd Revised ed.
  • 0714833657
  • 9780714833651
  • 122,729

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This last article, for all its brevity and incompleteness, develops views hardly more than touched on in Baudelaire's other writings.
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Table of contents

Introduction by the editor; the painter of modern life; Edgar Allan Poe - his life and works; further notes on Edgar Poe Wagner and Tannhauser in Paris; on the essence of laughter; some French caricaturists; some foreign caricaturists; a philosophy of toys; philosophic art.
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'Mini-triumphs of contemporary design … the words contained within these gem-like covers are lapidary as well.' (Times Literary Supplement)
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'Mini-triumphs of contemporary design ... the words contained within these gem-like covers are lapidary as well.' (Times Literary Supplement)
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