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Dream Cities
Utopia and Prose by Poets in Nineteenth-century France





ISBN 9780367600242
Published June 29, 2020 by Routledge
260 Pages

 
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This book considers how the utopian vision of the city in turn came to impinge on prose writing by poets: in Saint-Simonian literature, and in texts by Theophile Gautier, Charles Baudelaire and Arthur Rimbaud.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. From Le Livre nouveau to 'la ville nouvelle': Elements of a Saint-Simonian Poetics of the City 2. Crayonnons à la hâte': The Modern Urban in the Journalistic Prose of Théophile Gautier 3. Baudelaire's Le Spleen de Paris: Rhapsodie and 'le vertige senti dans les grandes villes' 4. Rhetorics of Transformation and Community in Rimbaud's Illuminations 5. Conclusion

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Greg Kerr