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Published: 10 March 2016

240 Pages | 5 halftones


ISBN: 9780190238636

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The Censorship Effect

Baudelaire, Flaubert, and the Formation of French Modernism

William Olmsted

  • Charts both Flaubert's and Baudelaire's battles with censorship, showing in each case how it developed their literary voice and modernist stance
  • Revisits the often discussed court cases of these two authors, while uniquely bridging the gap between historical discussion, literary treatment, and the birth of modernism
  • Provides illuminating close readings of passages from both texts that went on trial, restoring to us their power to shock