Baudelaire's Prose Poems: The Practice and Politics of Irony

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Oxford University Press, 1999 - Literary Criticism - 181 pages
This book considers Baudelaire's prose poetry as an exploration of the duality of the genre. It considers the ironic and parodic aspects of the work and, in the light of Baudelaire's own theories of the comic, argues that his prose poetry is best understood as a form of literary caricature.
 

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Contents

LYRICISM AND ITS OTHERS
30
THE POLITICS OF FORM
72
THE PROSE POEM AND THE DUALITIES
108
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
160
INDEX
178
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About the author (1999)

Lecturer in French, Royal Holloway College, University of London, 1991

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