A Sun within a Sun: The Power and Elegance of Poetry (Paperback)Claire Chi-Ah Lyu (author)
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Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 336 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm
--Dalhousie French Studies
"The beauty of [Lyu's] work is in the details, in the wide range of unexpected references, in the freshness of her approach to canonical texts like Baudelaire's 'La Beaute.'"
--Nineteenth-Century French Studies
"The project of this engaging book is the rehabilitation of the terms 'beauty' and 'meaning' in a poststructuralist age. Lyu is well acquainted with theory, and she makes abundant use of Gilles Deleuze, Walter Benjamin, and Maurice Blanchot. Her real inspiration, however, comes from French poets like Baudelaire and Mallarm . She makes fascinating use of Baudelaire's writings on hashish and Mallarm 's bizarre attempt to edit a fashion magazine . . . this book will prove to be a stimulating resource for those interested in French literature or aesthetics."