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By Ross Chambers

ISBN-10: 0823265846

ISBN-13: 9780823265848

What occurs to poetic attractiveness whilst background turns the poet from one that contemplates normal good looks and the elegant to 1 who makes an attempt to reconcile the perform of artwork with the hustle and noise of the city?

An Atmospherics of town strains Charles Baudelaire's evolution from a author who practices a kind of fetishizing aesthetics within which poetry works to decorate the normal to at least one who perceives heritage noise and disorder-the city's model of a transcendent atmosphere-as facts of the malign paintings of a transcendent god of time, background, and supreme destruction.

Analyzing this shift, really as evidenced in Tableaux parisiens and Le Spleen de Paris, Ross Chambers indicates how Baudelaire's disenchantment with the politics of his day and the coincident upward push of overpopulation, poverty, and Haussmann's modernization of Paris inspired the poet's paintings to conceive a poetry of allegory, one with the ability to alert and disalienate its differently inattentive reader whose senses have lengthy been dulled by way of the din of his environment.

Providing a very new and unique figuring out of either Baudelaire's ethics and his aesthetics, Chambers unearths how the shift from issues of the supernatural in Baudelaire to ones of alienation allowed a brand new approach for him to articulate and for his fellow Parisians to understand the speedily altering stipulations of town and, within the approach, to invent a "modern beauty" from the world of soreness and the abject as they embodied different types of city event.

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14 Flaubert’s “deux berges, peuplées de magasins, de chantiers et d’usines” (two riverbanks, crowded with shops, worksites, and factories)—located in the very heart of the city—also confirms the idea that rivers, including the Seine, are not so much absent from as they have been subsumed into the city’s streets, which—as themselves sites of drift and flow that make visible as well as audible the steady disorder of time’s endless passing—function like rivers no longer natural but man-made, rivers that are the product of human artifice.

History can happen in the streets, whether it be in the form of the poet’s strange encounters with spectral old men, stray swans, or elegant widows whose glance strikes like a hurricane—encounters that can lastingly change an individual’s existence—or of the collective political uprisings whose memory still remains associated, in French, with the very word and the street’s riotous, surging crowds: events that change the life of a society, and in Baudelaire’s eyes, rarely if ever do so for the better.

If, as Heraclitus famously put it, no one steps twice into the same river, the same is true of streets, those noisy urbanized channels and arteries that are sites of pedestrian flow and vehicular chaos, and where also the city’s atmosphere—readable in the eyes of the poor and the litter of seedy humanity with whom Baudelaire associates the poet and the work of poetry— becomes palpable in the electric energy of the crowd. But if, like rivers, streets make manifest the noisy process of passingby that is the movement of duration, they differ from rivers in that, as sites of human life, they are also places where sometimes, out of the flux of process, an can emerge.

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