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An Atmospherics of the CityBaudelaire and the Poetics of Noise$
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Ross Chambers

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780823265848

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823265848.001.0001

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Ironic Encounter

Ironic Encounter

The Poetics of Anonymity

(p.121) Five Ironic Encounter
An Atmospherics of the City

Ross Chambers

Fordham University Press

The prose poems of Le Spleen de Paris substitute for the allegorical mode of awareness of the “Tableaux Parisiens” an ironic mode; that of an apparently absent divinity and of anonymous urban encounters, one that makes the familiar strange when it becomes the object of attention. This is a new form of noise corresponding to the poet’s own loss of aura, as illustrated in “Perte d’Auréole” [A Loss of Aura]. “Le Mauvais Vitrier” [The Bad Glazier] is read, then, as the story of illusions shattered without their being—in a noisy world—abolished. And the collection itself, in its failure to become an ensemble, offers noise itself as the (impossible) object of our own reading.

Keywords:   prose poem, irony, anonymity, noise, (un)readability

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