New York-Paris: Whitman, Baudelaire, and the Hybrid City (Hardback)Laure Katsaros (author)
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As New York and Paris began to modernie, new modes of entertainment, such as panoramas, dioramas, and photography, seemed poised to take the place of the more complex forms of literary expression. Dioramas and photography were invented in Paris but soon spread to America, forming part of an increasingly universal idiom of the spectacle. This brave new world of technologically advanced but crudely mimetic spectacles haunts both Whitman's vision of New York and Baudelaire's view of Paris. In New York-Paris, Katsaros explores the images of the mid-19th-century city in the poetry of both Whitman and Baudelaire and seeks to demonstrate that, by projecting an image of the others city onto his own, each poet tried to resist the apparently irresistible forward momentum of modernity rather than create a paradigmatically happy mixture of ""high"" and ""low"" culture.
Publisher: The University of Michigan Press
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 386 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm
--D.D./I>--D.D. Kummings "Choice "
"New York-Paris offers a compelling and well-researched new line of inquiry by connecting Baudelaire and Whitman to a plethora of technological modes of art."
--Nineteenth-Century French Studies--Karen F. Quandt, University of Delaware "Nineteenth-Century French Studies "
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