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By Marit Grøtta

Baudelaire's Media Aesthetics situates Charles Baudelaire in the course of 19th-century media tradition. It deals an intensive learn of the function of newspapers, images, and precinematic units in Baudelaire's writings, whereas additionally discussing the cultural background of those media often. The publication unearths that Baudelaire was once no longer in basic terms encouraged via the hot media, yet that he performed with them, utilizing them as frames of conception and methods of experiencing the area. His writings reveal how various media reply to each other and the way the conventions of 1 medium could be paraphrased in one other medium. consequently, Baudelaire's Media Aesthetics argues that Baudelaire will be noticeable purely as an recommend of "pure poetry,” yet as a poet in a media saturated atmosphere. It exhibits that mediation, montage, and flow are positive factors which are valuable to Baudelaire's aesthetics and that his modernist aesthetics might be conceived of, to a wide measure, as a media aesthetics.

Highlighting Baudelaire's interplay with the media of his age, Baudelaire's Media Aesthetics discusses the ways that we reply to new media know-how, drawing on views from Walter Benjamin and Giorgio Agamben. Combining distinctive examine with modern conception, the ebook opens up new views on Baudelaire's writings, the determine of the flâneur, and modernist aesthetics.

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