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Baudelaire and the Art of Memory

J. A. Hiddleston


This book provides an examination of Baudelaire's art criticism and its relationship with his creative writing. It is the first book in English to treat in one volume the diverse aspects of the subject: the principal aesthetic ideas; the importance of Delacroix, Boudin, Meryon, Guys, and Manet; the essays on laughter and caricature; and the language and rhetoric of the Salons and other critical writings. The title reflects Baudelaire's conviction, which emphasizes in relation to Delacroix, Daumier, Guys, and Wagner, that all art, whether it is painting, poetry or music, springs from the memory ... More

Keywords: Baudelaire, creative writing, art criticism, memory, recognition, Delacroix, Boudin, Meryon, Guys, Manet

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780198159322
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159322.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

J. A. Hiddleston, author
Exeter College, Oxford