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Grotesque figures

Baudelaire, Rousseau, and the aesthetics of modernity

by Virginia E. Swain

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Published by Johns Hopkins University Press in Baltimore .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Baudelaire, Charles, 1821-1867 -- Criticism and interpretation.,
  • Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, 1712-1778 -- Influence.,
  • Grotesque in literature.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 249-259) and index.

    StatementVirginia E. Swain.
    SeriesParallax, Parallax (Baltimore, Md.)
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPQ2191.Z5 S88 2004
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiii, 268 p. :
    Number of Pages268
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3681907M
    ISBN 100801879450
    LC Control Number2003027926

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In Grotesque Figures, Virginia E. Swain explores how the specter of the eighteenth century made itself felt in Baudelaire's modern poetry in the pervasive textual and figural presence of Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Not only do Rousseau's ideas inform Baudelaire's theory of the grotesque, but Rousseau makes numerous appearances in Baudelaire's poetry as a caricature or type representing the hold of.

At once a psychological investigation of the pressures facing Japanese women and a classic work of noir fiction, Grotesque is a brilliantly twisted novel of ambition, desire, beauty, cruelty, and identity by one of our most electrifying writers/5(). Books shelved as grotesque: The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka, Geek Love by Katherine Dunn, The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson, Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk.

At his desk the writer worked for an hour. In the end he wrote a book which he called “The Book of the Grotesque.” It was never published, but I saw it once and it made an indelible impression on my mind.

The book had one central thought that is very strange and has always remained with me. North Charles Street Baltimore, Maryland, USA +1 () [email protected] © Project MUSE.

Produced by Johns Hopkins University Cited by: 2. The Grotesque echoed some of the darker and stranger stories found in that previous read. As a whole it was very dark, Gothic, and, to me, ponderous. There Grotesque figures book a few passages where action occurs quickly, but for most of the book the pace is languid/5.

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.

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The vision lasts for an hour, with the grotesque. As the articles demonstrate, the grotesque is always in the process of subverting or surpassing something, always not being ideal or sufficient to either nature or a social rule, and this very negation affects its status as a tool of transformation or emancipation from norm: the grotesque figure does Grotesque figures book represent any particular stage of development or natural state of : Hardcover.

THE BOOK OF THE GROTESQUE. The writer, an old man with a white mustache, had some difficulty in getting into bed. The windows of the house in which he lived were high and he wanted to look at the trees when he awoke in the morning.

A carpenter came to fix the bed so that it would be on a level with the window. Quite a fuss was made about the. The figures were grotesque versions of all the people he had known, ranging from the nearly beautiful to the painfully misshapen. The parade of characters in his mind caused the old man to rise and begin to write.

His writing coalesced into a book entitled "The Book of the Grotesque." The narrator notes that the book made a distinct impression on him. 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 Grotesque figures book rococo, and the presence of the grotesque 3/5(1).

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A carpenter came to fix the bed so that it would beFile Size: KB. "Grotesque Figures is an important work that rethinks the boundary between eighteenth and nineteenth century studies, offering nuanced interpretations of Rousseau.

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The narrator points out the irony of the writer ’s dedication to writing hundreds of pages on this idea, the subject possessing the writer’s mind to the point that he risked.

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In Grotesque Figures, Virginia E. Swain explores how the specter of the eighteenth century made itself felt in Baudelaire's modern poetry in the pervasive textual and figural presence of Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Not only do Rousseau's ideas inform Baudelaire's theory of the grotesque, but Rousseau makes numerous appearances in Baudelaire's poetry.

Get this from a library. Grotesque figures: Baudelaire, Rousseau, and the aesthetics of modernity. [Virginia E Swain] -- "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.

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The decision to base all of one's existence on an absolute truth transformed the figure into a grotesque and the truth into a lie.

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