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Baudelaire's Impure Transfers: Allegory, Translation, Prostitution, Correspondence

Jonathan Arac

in Impure Worlds

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print November 2010 | ISBN: 9780823231782
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823241149 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fordham/9780823231782.003.0009
Baudelaire's Impure Transfers: Allegory, Translation, Prostitution, Correspondence

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The life of Charles Baudelaire was not committed to remaking the world except in poetry, yet his experience was deeply marked by the violent political energies of nineteenth-century France. In addition to Baudelaire's life, he has been through different circumstances that offered a vivid emblem of his messy history. In addition, the prostitute has a further place in Baudelaire's poetry. The prostitute not only violates bourgeois decency and criticizes its hypocrisy by taking it to an unacknowledged logical extreme, but she also images the poet. Moreover, his short poems that respond to two possibilities are included here for discussion.

Keywords: Charles Baudelaire; France; prostitute; bourgeois; hypocrisy; poet; poetry; poems

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Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies

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