Coverart for item
The Resource Grotesque figures : Baudelaire, Rousseau, and the aesthetics of modernity, Virginia E. Swain

Grotesque figures : Baudelaire, Rousseau, and the aesthetics of modernity, Virginia E. Swain

Label
Grotesque figures : Baudelaire, Rousseau, and the aesthetics of modernity
Title
Grotesque figures
Title remainder
Baudelaire, Rousseau, and the aesthetics of modernity
Statement of responsibility
Virginia E. Swain
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Swain's literary, cultural, and historical analysis deepens our understanding of Baudelaire and of nineteenth-century aesthetics by relating Baudelaire's poetic theory and practice to Enlightenment debates about allegory and the grotesque in the arts. Offering a novel reading of Baudelaire's ambivalent engagement with the eighteenth century, Grotesque Figures examines nineteenth-century ideological debates over French identity, Rousseau's political and artistic legacy, the aesthetic and political significance of the rococo, and the presence of the grotesque in the modern."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Swain, Virginia E.
Dewey number
841/.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ2191.Z5
LC item number
S88 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Parallax, re-visions of culture and society
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Grotesque in literature
  • Baudelaire, Charles
  • Rousseau, Jean-Jacques
Label
Grotesque figures : Baudelaire, Rousseau, and the aesthetics of modernity, Virginia E. Swain
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-259) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Grotesque Figures -- 2. Rococo Rhetoric: Figures of the Past in "Le Poème du hachisch" -- 3. Identity Politics: "Rousseau" and "France" in the Mid-Nineteenth-Century -- 4. Baudelaire's Physiologie: Rousseau as Caricature and Type in the Prose Poems -- 5. Machines, Monsters, and Men: Realism and the Modern Grotesque -- 6. Socio-Political Implications of the Grotesque: "Opéra" and "Les Yeux des Pauvres" -- 7. Rousseau, Trauma and Fetishism: "Le Vieux Saltimbanque."
Control code
53970814
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 268 pages
Isbn
9780801879456
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003027926
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Grotesque figures : Baudelaire, Rousseau, and the aesthetics of modernity, Virginia E. Swain
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-259) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Grotesque Figures -- 2. Rococo Rhetoric: Figures of the Past in "Le Poème du hachisch" -- 3. Identity Politics: "Rousseau" and "France" in the Mid-Nineteenth-Century -- 4. Baudelaire's Physiologie: Rousseau as Caricature and Type in the Prose Poems -- 5. Machines, Monsters, and Men: Realism and the Modern Grotesque -- 6. Socio-Political Implications of the Grotesque: "Opéra" and "Les Yeux des Pauvres" -- 7. Rousseau, Trauma and Fetishism: "Le Vieux Saltimbanque."
Control code
53970814
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 268 pages
Isbn
9780801879456
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003027926
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

Library Locations

    • Ellis LibraryBorrow it
      1020 Lowry Street, Columbia, MO, 65201, US
      38.944491 -92.326012
Processing Feedback ...