Paris Spleen

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Publisher : Wesleyan University Press
ISBN 13 : 0819569984
Total Pages : 116 pages
Book Rating : 4.8/5 (195 download)

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Book Synopsis Paris Spleen by : Charles Baudelaire

Download or read book Paris Spleen written by Charles Baudelaire and published by Wesleyan University Press. This book was released on 2012-01-01 with total page 116 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Between 1855 and his death in 1867, Charles Baudelaire inaugurated a new—and in his own words "dangerous"—hybrid form in a series of prose poems known as Paris Spleen. Important and provocative, these fifty poems take the reader on a tour of 1850s Paris, through gleaming cafes and filthy side streets, revealing a metropolis on the eve of great change. In its deliberate fragmentation and merging of the lyrical with the sardonic, Le Spleen de Paris may be regarded as one of the earliest and most successful examples of a specifically urban writing, the textual equivalent of the city scenes of the Impressionists. In this compelling new translation, Keith Waldrop delivers the companion to his innovative translation of The Flowers of Evil. Here, Waldrop's perfectly modulated mix releases the music, intensity, and dissonance in Baudelaire's prose. The result is a powerful new re-imagining that is closer to Baudelaire's own poetry than any previous English translation.

The Parisian Prowler

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Publisher : University of Georgia Press
ISBN 13 : 0820318795
Total Pages : 170 pages
Book Rating : 4.8/5 (23 download)

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Download or read book The Parisian Prowler written by Charles Baudelaire and published by University of Georgia Press. This book was released on 1997-01-01 with total page 170 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From Edouard Manet to T. S. Eliot to Jim Morrison, the reach of Charles Baudelaire's influence is beyond estimation. In this prize-winning translation of his no-longer-neglected masterpiece, Baudelaire offers a singular view of 1850s Paris. Evoking a mélange of reactions, these fifty "fables of modern life" take us on various tours led by a flâneur, an incognito stroller. Through day and night, in gleaming cafés and filthy side streets, this alienated yet compassionate esthete muses on the bizarre in the commonplace, the sublime in the mundane. As the work reveals a teeming metropolis on the eve of great change, we see a Paris as contradictory, surprising, and ultimately unknowable as our guide himself. Superbly complemented by twenty-one period illustrations by Delacroix, Callot, Manet, Whistler, Baudelaire himself, and others, The Parisian Prowler is an essential companion to Les Fleurs du Mal and other works by the father of modern poetry. In the preface to this edition, translator Edward K. Kaplan explains how the volume's illustrations act as a graphic subtext to the narrator's observations.

Paris Spleen

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Publisher : Independently Published
ISBN 13 :
Total Pages : 240 pages
Book Rating : 4.5/5 (79 download)

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Book Synopsis Paris Spleen by : John E Tidball

Download or read book Paris Spleen written by John E Tidball and published by Independently Published. This book was released on 2021-05-22 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Charles Baudelaire is primarily remembered for his seminal collection of poems Les Fleurs du mal (The Flowers of Evil), which alone would guarantee him a place in the pantheon of the great figures of world poetry. However, in his later years Baudelaire always intended to publish another book of poems, namely the prose poems of Paris Spleen (Le Spleen de Paris). He thought of the prose poem as a means of going beyond the traditional poetic forms of rhyme and metre. This year marks the bicentenary of Baudelaire's birth, and this new translation of the complete prose poems pays homage to one of the greatest poets of all time.

Paris Spleen, 1869

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Publisher : New Directions Publishing
ISBN 13 : 9780811200073
Total Pages : 132 pages
Book Rating : 4.2/5 ( download)

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Book Synopsis Paris Spleen, 1869 by : Charles Baudelaire

Download or read book Paris Spleen, 1869 written by Charles Baudelaire and published by New Directions Publishing. This book was released on 1970 with total page 132 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Baudelaire composed the series of prose poems known as Paris Spleen between 1855 and his death in 1867. He attached great importance to his work in this then unusual form, asking, "Which one of us, in his moments of ambition, has not dreamed of the miracle of a poetic prose, musical, without rhythm and without rhyme, supple enough and rugged enough to adapt itself to the lyrical impulses of the soul, the undulations of reverie, the jibes of conscience?"

Paris Spleen

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ISBN 13 : 9781482736816
Total Pages : 54 pages
Book Rating : 4.7/5 (368 download)

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Download or read book Paris Spleen written by Charles Baudelaire and published by . This book was released on 2013-03-13 with total page 54 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Famous French Poet

Baudelaire's Le Spleen de Paris

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Publisher : Routledge
ISBN 13 : 9781138379046
Total Pages : 246 pages
Book Rating : 4.3/5 (79 download)

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Book Synopsis Baudelaire's Le Spleen de Paris by : MARIA C. SCOTT

Download or read book Baudelaire's Le Spleen de Paris written by MARIA C. SCOTT and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2019-05-31 with total page 246 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Maria Scott's study of the operation of irony in Baudelaire's Le Spleen de Paris contends that the principal target of the collection's spleen is its own readership. Baudelaire, as one of the most perceptive cultural commentators of the nineteenth century, was naturally very keenly aware of the growing dominance of the bourgeoisie in France, not least as a market for art and literature. Despite being dependent on this market for his own writing, the poet was highly critical of bourgeois values and attitudes. Scott builds on existing criticism of the collection to argue that these are indirectly mocked in Le Spleen de Paris, often in the person of the poet's supposed textual alter ego. The contention is that the prose poems betray the trust of readers by way of an apparent transparency of meaning that functions to blind us to their embedded irony. Though focused on Le Spleen de Paris, Scott's study engages with the full range of Baudelaire's writings, including his art and literary criticism. Her book will be of interest not only to Baudelaire scholars but also to those engaged more generally with nineteenth-century French culture.

Asunder

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Publisher : HMH
ISBN 13 : 0544003519
Total Pages : 209 pages
Book Rating : 4.5/5 (44 download)

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Book Synopsis Asunder by : Chloe Aridjis

Download or read book Asunder written by Chloe Aridjis and published by HMH. This book was released on 2013-09-17 with total page 209 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “Lyrical and haunting . . . A beautiful portrait of urban loneliness, and the pursuit of meaning amid the barbed comforts of solitude.” —The Economist Marie’s job as a security guard at the National Gallery in London offers her the life she always wanted, one of invisibility and quiet contemplation. But through the hushed corridors of England’s largest art museum surge currents of history and violence. For in this hall filled with paintings whose power belies their own fragility, there also lingers the legacy of Marie’s great-grandfather Ted, himself a museum guard. Decades earlier, he slipped and fell moments before reaching the suffragette Mary Richardson as she took a blade to one of the gallery’s masterpieces on the eve of the First World War. After nine years on the job, Marie begins to feel the tug of restlessness. A decisive change comes in the form of a winter trip to Paris—where, with the arrival of an uninvited guest and an unexpected encounter, her carefully contained world will be torn open . . . The follow-up to Chloe Aridjis’s “charming and unconventional debut, Book of Clouds” (The Independent), Asunder is a “captivating, cerebral novel” (Booklist) of beguiling depths and beautiful strangeness, exploring the delicate balance between creation and destruction, control and surrender. “[An] oddly compelling tale . . . Dark and peculiar, simultaneously sinister and playful, Aridjis’ modern gothic vision will charm those prepared to linger in her cabinet of curiosities.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review “Dramatic and affecting, completely coherent and oddly irresistible. It is a brilliant book.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

The Flowers of Evil and Paris Spleen

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Publisher : BOA Editions
ISBN 13 :
Total Pages : 520 pages
Book Rating : 4.3/5 (91 download)

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Book Synopsis The Flowers of Evil and Paris Spleen by : Charles Baudelaire

Download or read book The Flowers of Evil and Paris Spleen written by Charles Baudelaire and published by BOA Editions. This book was released on 1991 with total page 520 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Formal Revolution in the Work of Baudelaire and Flaubert

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Publisher : Lexington Books
ISBN 13 : 1611493943
Total Pages : 201 pages
Book Rating : 4.6/5 (114 download)

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Book Synopsis Formal Revolution in the Work of Baudelaire and Flaubert by : Kathryn Oliver Mills

Download or read book Formal Revolution in the Work of Baudelaire and Flaubert written by Kathryn Oliver Mills and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2012 with total page 201 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Formal Revolution in the Work of Baudelaire and Flaubert, Kathryn Oliver Mills argues that despite the enduring celebrity of Baudelaire and Flaubert, their significance to modern art has been miscast and misunderstood. To date, literary criticism has paid insufficient attention to these authors' literary form and their socio-cultural context. In addition, critical literature has not always adequately integrated individual works to each author's broader oeuvre: on the one hand critics do not often maintain rigorous distinctions among texts when discussing Baudelaire and Flaubert, and on the other hand scholars of Baudelaire and Flaubert have not consistently considered the relationship of individual texts to either writer's corpus. Furthermore, critical focus has been on the modernity of Les Fleurs du mal, Madame Bovary, and L'Education Sentimentale. Addressing these lacunae in scholarship, Mills puts forth the argument that Baudelaire's collection of prose poems, Le Spleen de Paris, and Flaubert's short, poetic tales, Trois contes, best embody the modern aesthetic that Baudelaire develops in Le Peintre de la vie moderne and that Flaubert elaborates in his correspondence. Formal Revolution places these relatively less well-known but last published works in relationship with the artistic goals of their authors, showing that Baudelaire and Flaubert were both acutely aware of the need to launch a new form of literature in order to literally "come to terms with" the dramatic changes transforming the nineteenth-century into the Modern Age. More specifically, Formal Revolution demonstrates that for Baudelaire and Flaubert the formal project of fusing prose with poetry--as poetic prose in the case of Flaubert, as poetry in prose in the case of Baudelaire--was crucial to their mission of "painting modern life." This work concludes that experimentation with literary form represents these two seminal writers' major legacy to modernity; suggests that the twentieth-century might have gone too far down that road; and speculates about the future direction of literature. The modernity of Baudelaire and Flaubert, still relevant today but often taken for granted, needs to be reexamined in light of the cultural, formal, and contextual considerations that inform Formal Revolution in the Work of Baudelaire and Flaubert.

The Beauty of Baudelaire

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Publisher : Oxford University Press
ISBN 13 : 0192655078
Total Pages : 672 pages
Book Rating : 4.1/5 (926 download)

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Book Synopsis The Beauty of Baudelaire by : Roger Pearson

Download or read book The Beauty of Baudelaire written by Roger Pearson and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2021-09-16 with total page 672 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book offers the first comprehensive close reading in any language of the complete works of Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867). Taking full account of his critical writings on literature and the fine arts, it provides fresh readings of Les Fleurs du Mal and Le Spleen de Paris. It situates these works within the context of nineteenth-century French literature and culture and reassesses Baudelaire's reputation as the 'father' of modern poetry. Whereas he is traditionally considered to have rejected the public role of the writer as moralist, educator, and political leader and to have dedicated himself instead to the exclusive pursuit of beauty in art, this book contends not only that he rejected Art for Art's sake but that he saw in 'beauty'—defined not as an inherent quality but as an effect of harmony and rich conjecture—an alternative ethos with which to resist the tyrannies of ideology and conformism. Contrarian in his thinking and provocatively innovative in his poetic practice, Baudelaire fell foul of the law when six poems in Les Fleurs du Mal (1857) were banned for obscenity. In the second edition (1861), substantially recast and enlarged, the poet as alternative lawgiver made plainer still his resistance to the orthodoxies of his day. In a series of major critical articles he proclaimed the 'government of the imagination', while from 1855 until his death he developed an alternative literary form, the prose poem—a thing of beauty and an invitation to imagine the world afresh, to make our own rules.

The Violence of Modernity

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Publisher : JHU Press
ISBN 13 : 1421429292
Total Pages : 289 pages
Book Rating : 4.4/5 (214 download)

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Book Synopsis The Violence of Modernity by : Debarati Sanyal

Download or read book The Violence of Modernity written by Debarati Sanyal and published by JHU Press. This book was released on 2020-03-03 with total page 289 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Violence of Modernity turns to Charles Baudelaire, one of the most canonical figures of literary modernism, in order to reclaim an aesthetic legacy for ethical inquiry and historical critique. Works of modern literature are commonly theorized as symptomatic responses to the trauma of history. In a climate that tends to privilege crisis over critique, Debarati Sanyal argues that it is urgent to rethink literary experience in terms that recall its contestatory potential. Examining Baudelaire's poems afresh, she shifts the focus of critical attention toward an account of modernism as an active engagement with violence, specifically the violence of history in nineteenth-century France. Sanyal analyzes a literary current that uses the traditional hallmarks of modernism—irony, intertextuality, self-reflexivity, and formalism—to challenge the historical violence of modernity. Baudelaire and the committed ironists writing in his wake teach us how to read and resist the violence of history, and thereby to challenge the melancholy tenor of our contemporary "wound culture." In a series of provocative readings, Sanyal presents Baudelaire's poetry as an aesthetic form that contests historical violence through rhetorical strategies of complicity, counterviolence, and critique. The book develops a new account of Baudelaire's significance as a modernist by dislodging him both from his traditional status as a practitioner of "art for art's sake" and from his more recent incarnation as the poet of trauma. Following her extended analysis of Baudelaire's poetry, Sanyal in later chapters considers a number of authors influenced by his strategies—including Rachilde, Virginie Despentes, Albert Camus, and Jean-Paul Sartre—to examine the relevance of their interventions for our current climate of trauma and terror. The result is a study that underscores how Baudelaire's legacy continues to energize literary engagements with the violence of modernity.

Paris Spleen

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Publisher : Contra Mundum Press
ISBN 13 : 9781940625454
Total Pages : 216 pages
Book Rating : 4.6/5 (254 download)

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Download or read book Paris Spleen written by Charles Baudelaire and published by Contra Mundum Press. This book was released on 2021-01-29 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the 1850s, ancien and Haussmannian Paris clash, giving birth to a violent disjunction. At that moment in time, an other present is born, a new history, like Baudelaire's poet freely abandoning his halo on the macadam. The laurel crown has been discarded; the pastoral poet is dead; classical lyric poetry is dead. The steam-driven, gaslit, electrically-charged poet is born. "Retreat Academic Muse!," Baudelaire commands, "I don't care about that old stutterer." With Paris Spleen, we move toward a new rhythm, a rhythm born of the pace, speed, and reality of a metropolis hitherto never seen or experienced. It is the rhythm of the street, of the swift-moving eye, of overloaded senses and hyper-perception, of newspapers and optical devices. Baudelaire's life spans the essential birth of whole new forms of technology, including steam locomotives, gas light, and electricity, not to speak of the typewriter and the Daguerreotype. The dandy sees and moves with the coming speed of light. His life is one lived in the midst of illumination, mechanics, and simulacra. Baudelaire's Paris is a place of experience, a metropolis that spawns unique and particular realities, a kaleidoscope of visions and mirror of alternative societies. The grist of his poems is not ancient Greece or the Renaissance. As he stated in the so-called preface to Paris Spleen, it is especially from frequenting great cities, from the crossroads of their innumerable relations, that the haunting ideal of the prose poem was born. Our flâneur wanders swiftly through crowds, in contact, but anonymous, extracting from the city material to forge his new ars poetica, like a bricolage artist. The future is called forth. The street is the new Olympus; the phantasmagoric city is a big harlot whose infernal charm continually rejuvenates the poet. The ironic, infernal beacon is the totem of the new age: the age of dissonance, the age of artificial paradises. "I love you, O infamous capital!" the poet exults. Here is Paris Spleen, an invitation to voyage, to have the entirety of Baudelaire's Paris enter into our flesh and for us to undergo contagion, if our spleens can handle it.

Baudelaire's Prose Poems

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Publisher : University of Georgia Press
ISBN 13 : 0820333735
Total Pages : 254 pages
Book Rating : 4.8/5 (23 download)

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Book Synopsis Baudelaire's Prose Poems by : Edward K. Kaplan

Download or read book Baudelaire's Prose Poems written by Edward K. Kaplan and published by University of Georgia Press. This book was released on 2009-01-01 with total page 254 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Baudelaire's Prose Poems is the first full-length, integral study of the fifty prose poems Baudelaire wrote between 1857 and his death in 1867, collected posthumously under the title Le Spleen de Paris. Edward Kaplan resurrects this neglected masterpiece by defining the structure and meaning of the entire collection, which Kaplan himself has translated as The Parisian Prowler. Engaging in a dialogue with deconstructionists whose critical methods often obscure the meaning of the whole, Kaplan rejects the view of prose poems as a random assemblage of melodic rhapsodies. Instead, he sees a coherent ensemble of "fables of modern life" that join lyricism and critical self-awareness. Kaplan defines three dimensions of experience that inform The Parisian Prowler from beginning to end: the esthetic includes art, ideal beauty, and especially the intense immediacy of sensations, fantasy, and dream; the ethical includes principles of right and wrong, relations between intimates or between individuals and the community; and the religious--not to be confused with church or dogma--points to the province of ultimate reality, whether it be God or an absolute standard of truth, justice, and meaning. These dimensions are explored by a narrator, a complex, highly self-conscious writer whose passion for pure Beauty continually frustrates his yearning for affection. He begins his tour through 1850s Paris alienated from reality, becomes aggravated by conflicts between his "ethical" and "esthetic" drives--to the point of despair--and ends by expressing loyal friendship. Analyzing the fables in relation to one another in pairs or groups, Kaplan demonstrates how later pieces intermingle or even confuse the narrator's esthetic and ethical drives, and how the most advanced "theoretical fables"--through ironic puns on their form--further undermine this simplistic dualism. Baudelaire's fables of modern life radically challenge us to examine our presuppositions, Kaplan argues. Though rarely didactic, the narrator's Socratic irony engages readers in a volatile dialogue, provoking them to form their own judgments. He often betrays self-destructive anger, rebelling against injustice or stupidity--or against women who might love him. At times he insults our complacency and self-deception with vicious glee; at other times, he recognizes his own frailty, nurturing a sense of fellowship with the oppressed. Seeking both to analyze experience objectively and to sympathize with isolated individuals like himself, Baudelaire's narrator joins criticism and poetry in a voyage of self-discovery, finally accepting experience as impure and mixed. Kaplan contends that the "prose poems" constitute a genre parallel to the poems Baudelaire added to the 1861 edition of Les Fleurs du Mal, both of which illustrate fundamental principles of the theory of modernity he developed in his essays on art. The self-reflective fables in The Parisian ProwlerM/i>--depicting a way of thinking beyond ideologies--clarify Baudelaire's development as poet, critic, and thinker.

Paris Blues

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Publisher : Anvil Editions
ISBN 13 : 9780856464287
Total Pages : 0 pages
Book Rating : 4.4/5 (642 download)

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Download or read book Paris Blues written by Charles Baudelaire and published by Anvil Editions. This book was released on 2012 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The companion volume to "The Complete Verse" gives the rest of Baudelaire s poetry; brilliant vignettes and sketches by the master-poet."

The Art of Procrastination

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ISBN 13 :
Total Pages : 168 pages
Book Rating : 4.3/5 (91 download)

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Download or read book The Art of Procrastination written by Cheryl L. Krueger and published by . This book was released on 2007 with total page 168 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Krueger navigates the time and space of Le Spleen de Paris, treating Baudelaire's singular prose poem genre (both the individual pieces and their relationship to one another), demonstrating how poetry in prose provides a medium for Baudelaire's poetics of procrastination, hesitation, digression, and the killing of time (wasting it, nullifying it). Close readings reveal a convergence of narrative, temporal progression, and (would-be) linear movement in space, most often treated thematically in prose poems about travel, and echoed structurally in instances of repetition, intertextuality, and intratextuality." "The Art of Procrastination is applicable to Baudelaire scholars and their students in French and Comparative Literature, as well as to readers interested in cultural studies (particularly the cultural relativity of the experience of temporality), theories of literary genre, narrative and poetry."--BOOK JACKET.

Poems in Prose

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ISBN 13 :
Total Pages : 72 pages
Book Rating : 4.:/5 (31 download)

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Download or read book Poems in Prose written by Charles Baudelaire and published by . This book was released on 1905 with total page 72 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Material Figures

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Publisher : BRILL
ISBN 13 : 9401208018
Total Pages : 252 pages
Book Rating : 4.4/5 (12 download)

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Book Synopsis Material Figures by : Margueritte S. Murphy

Download or read book Material Figures written by Margueritte S. Murphy and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2012-01-01 with total page 252 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ideological debates about economics and aesthetics raged hotly in nineteenth-century France. French political economy was taking shape as a discipline that would support free-market liberalism, while l’art pour l’art theories circulated, and utopian systems with aesthetic and economic agendas proliferated. Yet, as this book argues, the discourses of art and literature worked in tandem with market discourses to generate theories of economic and social order, of the model of the self-individuating and desiring subject of modernity, and of this individual’s relationship to a new world of objects. Baudelaire as a poet and art critic is exemplary: Rather than a disaffected artist, Baudelaire is shown to be a spectator desirous of both art and goods whose sensibilities reflect transformations in habits of perception. The book includes chapters on equilibrium and utility in economic and aesthetic theory, on the place of the aesthetic in press coverage of the industrial exhibitions, on the harmonic theories of Baudelaire’s early art criticism, aimed at a bourgeois audience, on Baudelaire’s radical cosmopolitanism learned through viewing “objects” on display at the Universal Exhibition of 1855, and on Les Fleurs du Mal and Le Spleen de Paris, where language makes visible the traits of a new material world.