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An Atmospherics of the city : Baudelaire and the poetics of noise, Ross Chambers

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An Atmospherics of the city : Baudelaire and the poetics of noise
Title
An Atmospherics of the city
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Baudelaire and the poetics of noise
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Ross Chambers
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "An Atmospherics of the City traces Charles Baudelaire's evolution from a writer who practices a form of fetishizing aesthetics in which poetry works to beautify the ordinary to one who perceives background noise and disorder--the city's version of a transcendent atmosphere--as evidence of the malign work of a transcendent god of time, history, and ultimate destruction"--
  • "What happens to poetic beauty when history turns the poet from one who contemplates natural beauty and the sublime to one who attempts to reconcile the practice of art with the hustle and noise of the city? An Atmospherics of the City traces Charles Baudelaire's evolution from a writer who practices a form of fetishizing aesthetics in which poetry works to beautify the ordinary to one who perceives background noise and disorder-the city's version of a transcendent atmosphere-as evidence of the malign work of a transcendent god of time, history, and ultimate destruction. Analyzing this shift, particularly as evidenced in Tableaux parisiens and Le Spleen de Paris, Ross Chambers shows how Baudelaire's disenchantment with the politics of his day and the coincident rise of overpopulation, poverty, and Haussmann's modernization of Paris influenced the poet's work to conceive a poetry of allegory, one with the power to alert and disalienate its otherwise inattentive reader whose senses have long been dulled by the din of his environment. Providing a completely new and original understanding of both Baudelaire's ethics and his aesthetics, Chambers reveals how the shift from themes of the supernatural in Baudelaire to ones of alienation allowed a new way for him to articulate and for his fellow Parisians to comprehend the rapidly changing conditions of the city and, in the process, to invent a "modern beauty" from the realm of suffering and the abject as they embodied forms of urban experience"--
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Chambers, Ross
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ2191.Z5
LC item number
C425 2015
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
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Verbal Arts: Studies in Poetics
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  • Baudelaire, Charles
  • Baudelaire, Charles
  • City and town life in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • POETRY
  • City and town life in literature
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An Atmospherics of the city : Baudelaire and the poetics of noise, Ross Chambers
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- Foreword -- I Fetish and the Everyday -- 1. From the Sublime to the Subliminal: Fetish Aesthetics -- 2. The Magic Window-Pane -- II Allegory, History and the Weather of Time -- 3. Fetishism Becomes Allegory -- 4. Daylight Specters: Allegory and the Weather of Time -- III Ironic Atmospherics and the Urban Diary -- 5. Ironic Encounters: the Poetics of Anonymity -- 6. "La forme d'une ville": the Urban Diary -- Appendix
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1 online resource.
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online
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9780823265879
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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not applicable
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remote
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22573/ctt13666qb
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  • (OCoLC)904741178
  • (OCoLC)ocn904741178
Label
An Atmospherics of the city : Baudelaire and the poetics of noise, Ross Chambers
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- Foreword -- I Fetish and the Everyday -- 1. From the Sublime to the Subliminal: Fetish Aesthetics -- 2. The Magic Window-Pane -- II Allegory, History and the Weather of Time -- 3. Fetishism Becomes Allegory -- 4. Daylight Specters: Allegory and the Weather of Time -- III Ironic Atmospherics and the Urban Diary -- 5. Ironic Encounters: the Poetics of Anonymity -- 6. "La forme d'une ville": the Urban Diary -- Appendix
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780823265879
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt13666qb
System control number
  • (OCoLC)904741178
  • (OCoLC)ocn904741178

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