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5 Jan 2006 Cambridge Companions to Literature
Charles Baudelaire's place among the great poets of the Western world is undisputed, and his influence on the development of poetry since his lifetime has been enormous. In this Companion, essays by outstanding scholars illuminate Baudelaire's writing both for the lay reader and for specialists. In addition to a survey of his life and a study of his social context, the volume includes essays on his verse and prose, analyzing the extraordinary power and effectiveness of his language and style, his exploration of intoxicants like wine and opium, and his art and literary criticism. The volume also discusses the difficulties, successes and failures of translating his poetry and his continuing power to move his readers. Featuring a guide to further reading and a chronology, this Companion provides students and scholars of Baudelaire and of nineteenth-century French and European literature with a comprehensive and stimulating overview of this extraordinary poet.


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  • Paperback: 258 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (5 Jan 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521537827
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521537827
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 16.2 x 1.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 249,247 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'In this excellent collection of sixteen essays the editor sets out to explore the wide-ranging effects of Bauledaire's writing both in French literature and further afield.' Contemporary Review

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Charles Baudelaire's place among the great poets of the Western world is undisputed, and his influence enormous. Featuring a guide to further reading and a chronology, this Companion provides students and scholars of Baudelaire and nineteenth-century French and European literature with a comprehensive and stimulating overview of this extraordinary poet.

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3.0 out of 5 stars Good but really not enough 10 July 2007
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I bought the Cambridge Companion to Baudelaire along with the Companions to Flaubert and Dante as I would be studying all three authors in college and wanted a headstart on my background reading. I'll admit that they were bought on a bit of a whim as I was excited to finally have authors I could find secondary sources on without getting on my hands and knees in the college library but the reality is that that is what is necessary for university level background reading.
I did use the Baudelaire Companion more than the other two as I've always found poetry (realising Dante is a poet but noting the difference between his long poem and Baudelaire's collection) more difficult than other forms of writing and there was an article on the sections of "Les Fleurs du Mal" which was particularly useful but all told I found the Companion Series to be limited in its usefulness. It is really only a collection of articles that is nowhere near definitive enough (or perhaps accessible enough) for a casual reader and is not varied (or dare I say relevant) enough for a student.
My advice is to pay careful attention to the chapter headings and if you can find what you want go ahead but realise that you will not get any more. Searching journals, tedious as it may be is the more worthwhile option for proper study.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cambridge Companion to Baudelaire 27 July 2012
By Stephen Coon - Published on Amazon.com
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This handsome volume in the Cambridge Companion series offers a very authoritative and diverse set of short essays addressing the full range of Baudelaire's work and life. The selections are for the most part free of academic jargon, yet still reflect multiple approaches to understanding the work of this enormously important writer. Very highly recommended, especially for the knowledgeable reader who is new to Baudelaire.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A Miscellany 6 Feb 2008
By Michael Gunther - Published on Amazon.com
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The "Cambridge Companion to Baudelaire" casts a wide net, trying to appeal to every one from casual readers to specialists, with a scattershot collection of essays about a variety of topics: Baudelaire's life and politics, his poetry and versification, prose poems, ethics, Paris, use of intoxicants, Art, Music and theatre, literary criticism, his place in literary and cultural history, posthumous editions of his work, translating Baudelaire, and less classifiable essays of personal reactions to his work.

This may sound like, and is, an attractive selection of subject matter. Some prior familiarity with Baudelaire's work (including his criticism and prose poems, not just the "Fleurs du Mal") is expected, and the quality of the essays is uneven; although each is written by a certified expert in Baudelaire studies, this is probably not a book that will last "for the ages." I think it might best be received as an undergraduate supplement; for the lay reader, there is probably more chaff here than wheat.
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