Theodore De Banville: Constructing Poetic Value in Nineteenth-century France, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Theodore De Banville

Constructing Poetic Value in Nineteenth-century France, 1st Edition

By David Evans

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322 pages

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Description

This book explores how Theodore de Banville's remarkably coherent body of verse theory and practice, shaped debates about poetic value and how to identify it during a period of aesthetic uncertainty caused by diverse social, economic, political and artistic factors.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Verse in an Age of Science and Industry 1. The Music and the Mechanism: Theorizing the Unanalysable 2. The Silent Music of the Stars 3. The Poetics of (Self-)Parody: Odes funambulesques 4. Bringing the Past to Life: Resuscitating Fixed Forms and the National Canon, or la cheville glorifiee 5. Epilogue: The Poetry Factory: On the Meaning of Form, from the Grands Rhétoriqueurs to the OuLiPo, via Dada

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
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FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / General
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LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / General
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LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Journalism
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LITERARY CRITICISM / General