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Baudelaire Et Hoffmann: Affinite Et Influences Rosemary Lloyd

Baudelaire Et Hoffmann: Affinite Et Influences

Rosemary Lloyd

Published November 1st 1981
ISBN : 9780521224598
Hardcover
395 pages
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This is a comparative study of the work and thought of the German Romantic writer E. T. A. Hoffmann and the French poet Charles Baudelaire. Hoffmann was introduced into France in 1829 and Baudelaire could have read his work in the numerousMoreThis is a comparative study of the work and thought of the German Romantic writer E. T. A. Hoffmann and the French poet Charles Baudelaire. Hoffmann was introduced into France in 1829 and Baudelaire could have read his work in the numerous translations that were published in the following decades. This 1979 book attempts to explain Baudelaires fascination with Hoffmanns combination of humour and the fantastic, showing the extent to which the two men shared very similar views about art in particular and the world in general. Although earlier critics had referred to Baudelaires interest in Hoffmann and the influence Hoffmann had over him, none had examined the question at such length, nor analysed in such detail the way in which each exploited the fantastic.