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Baudelaire, Charles (1821–67) By De Rosnay, Emile

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM1178-1
Published: 01/10/2016
Retrieved: 14 April 2024, from


Charles Baudelaire is a pivotal figure of modernist aesthetics. His contributions to poetry, the prose poem and criticism, as well as his focus on urban modernity and the psychological consequences of industrialization, have had an undeniable impact on modernism. He is amongst the first to have connected historical modernity to aesthetic modernity, in works such as Les Fleurs du mal, Spleen de Paris (Petits poèmes en prose), and Le Peintre de la vie moderne.

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de Rosnay, Emile Fromet. Baudelaire, Charles (1821–67). Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism, Taylor and Francis,

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