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New York-Paris

Whitman, Baudelaire, and the Hybrid City

Laure Katsaros

Publication Year: 2012

Published by: University of Michigan Press


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Title Page, Copyright

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pp. i-iv


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p. v

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pp. 1-12

in nineteenth-century stereoscopes, two nearly identical images are printed side by side on a strip. If you look at them intently, a third, three-dimensional image emerges. But what happens when New York and Paris, Whitman and Baudelaire, are placed side by side? These...

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One: A Call in the Midst of the Crowd

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pp. 13-33

in november 1861, the ‹rst article on Whitman to appear in France was published in the Parisian literary journal La Revue européenne. The article was entitled “Walt Whitman, poëte, philosophe et ‘rowdy.’” Baudelaire’s poem “Recollection” (Recueillement) appeared in the same issue of...

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Two: This Insubstantial Pageant

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pp. 34-54

in 1841, Phineas Taylor Barnum purchased the American Museum at the corner of Broadway and Ann Street in New York. The museum was soon drawing large crowds of visitors, eager to see its clamorously touted physical freaks, such as “General” Tom Thumb or the Siamese twins Eng...

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Three: A Portrait of the Artist as Parisian Prowler

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pp. 55-79

no city in the nineteenth century was as radically transformed as Paris. Already unique in the variety of its architectural styles and the richness of its cultural past, Paris had been a capital of ‹nance, administration, science, education, and the arts for centuries. But the urban...

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Four: Dark Rooms

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pp. 80-98

by the 1830s, the Romantics, always eager to ‹nd new and unexpected modes of expression, had fallen under the spell of pantomimes.1 In 1842, Théophile Gautier wrote a review of The Used Clothes Peddler (Le Marchand d’habits) for La Revue de Paris.2 He was struck by the hybrid...

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pp. 99-110

the modern city, for Whitman and for Baudelaire, was not simply a place to live in, to look at, and to record. In a deeper and more essential sense, each city was a mechanism for living time in a certain way. Even as he was composing his obsessively detailed catalogs of city life, Whitman...


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pp. 111-132


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pp. 133-142


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pp. 143-146

E-ISBN-13: 9780472028702
E-ISBN-10: 0472028707
Print-ISBN-13: 9780472118496
Print-ISBN-10: 0472118498

Page Count: 176
Illustrations: 5 illustrations
Publication Year: 2012

OCLC Number: 818415851
MUSE Marc Record: Download for New York-Paris

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  • Whitman, Walt, -- 1819-1892 -- Criticism and interpretation.
  • Baudelaire, Charles, -- 1821-1867 -- Criticism and interpretation.
  • New York (N.Y.) -- In literature.
  • Paris (France) -- In literature.
  • Comparative literature -- American and French.
  • Comparative literature -- French and American.
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