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FREN2325
Module Reading List

The Pleasures of French Poetry, 2017/18, Semester 1, 2
Dr Richard Hibbitt
R.Hibbitt@leeds.ac.uk
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Reading List

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* Asterisked items have been placed on High Demand in the Boyle Library and/ or are available as Reference only

Primary texts (to be purchased by students)

Baudelaire, Charles, Les Fleurs du Mal , ed. Jacques Dupont (Paris: Garnier Flammarion, 2006)

Verlaine, Paul, Fêtes galantes ; Romances sans paroles ; précédé de Poèmes saturniens ; ed. Jacques Borel (Paris: Gallimard, 2011)

Rimbaud, Arthur, Poésies ; Une saison en enfer ; Illuminations , ed. Louis Forestier (Paris : Folio, 1999)

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Audio recordings in library

 * Baudelaire, Charles, Les fleurs du mal [sound recording] : spleen et idéal (Paris : Gallimard, 2008)  [CD available in the Edward Boyle High Demand]

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General works on nineteenth-century French poetry

*Abbott, Helen, Between Baudelaire and Mallarmé : voice, conversation and music (Farnham: Ashgate, 2010)

*Acquisto, Joseph, French Symbolist poetry and the idea of music (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2006)

*Broome, Peter and Graham Chesters, The appreciation of modern French poetry (1850-1950) (Cambridge: CUP, 1976); especially Introduction (pp. 1-61). Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

 [The volume also contains specimen commentaries on some poems by Baudelaire]

*Evans, David, Rhythm, illusion and the poetic idea : Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Mallarme (Amsterdam; Rodopi, 2004)

*Lewis Shaw, Mary, The Cambridge introduction to French poetry (Cambridge: CUP, 2003) [Especially Chapters 1-3] Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

*Nurse, Peter, The art of criticism : essays in French literary analysis (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1969)

*Prendergast, Christopher, ed., Nineteenth-century French poetry : introductions to close reading : (Cambridge: CUP, 1990); See Introduction (pp. 1-28) and Clive Scott, Appendix: ‘French Versification: A Summary’ (pp. 243-55) Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

Whidden, Seth, Leaving Parnassus : the lyric subject in Verlaine and Rimbaud (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2007)

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Works on Baudelaire

Bassim, Tamara, La femme dans l'Oeuvre de Baudelaire (Neuchâtel : Éditions de la Baconnière, 1974.

Baudelaire, Charles, ‘Le Peintre de la vie moderne’, in Oeuvres complètes , ed. Cla.ude Pichois, 2 vols (Paris: Bibliothèque de la Pléiade, 1975-76) Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

Benjamin, Walter, Charles Baudelaire: A Lyric Poet in the Era of High Capitalism , trans. Harry Zohn (London: Verso, 1983)

Broome, Peter, Baudelaire's poetic patterns : the secret language of Les fleurs du mal (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1999)

Calasso, Roberto, La folie Baudelaire , trans. by Alastair McEwan (London: Allen Lane, 2012)

Catani, Damien, 'Notions of Evil in Baudelaire', The modern language review., 102.4 (2007), 990-1007. Available via JSTOR:

https://www.jstor.org/stable/20467546?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

*Caws, Mary Ann, ‘A Woman Reading Baudelaire’, in Lloyd, Rosemary (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Baudelaire (Cambridge: CUP, 2005), pp. 186-92 [also available as an electronic resource] Available online

Chesters, Graham, Baudelaire and the Poetics of Craft (Cambridge: CUP, 1988)

Compagnon, Antoine, Baudelaire devant l'innombrable (Paris: Presses de l’Université de Paris-Sorbonne, 2003)

*Culler, Jonathan, ‘Introduction’, in Charles Baudelaire, The flowers of evil , trans. by James McGowan (Oxford: OUP Oxford World’s Classics, 1993) [Excellent overview of the collection]

*Fairlie, Alison, Baudelaire: Les fleurs du mal  (London: Arnold, 1960) [Good introductory guide]

*Hamburger, Michael, The truth of poetry : tensions in modern poetry from Baudelaire to the 1960's (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1969); [passim, but especially pp. 1-10] Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

Hiddleston, J. A., Baudelaire and the art of memory (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1999)

Hyslop, Lois Boed (ed . ), Baudelaire as a love poet : and other essays : commemorating the centenary of the death of the poet (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1969)

*Leakey, F. W., Baudelaire : Les fleurs du mal (Cambridge: CUP, 1992)

*Lloyd, Rosemary, Baudelaire's world (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2002)

*Lloyd, Rosemary (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Baudelaire (Cambridge: CUP, 2005) [also available as an electronic resource]

*Lloyd, Rosemary, ‘Mundus Muliebris: Baudelaire’s World of Women’, in Mary Orr and Lesley Sharpe (eds), From Goethe to Gide : feminism, aesthetics and the French and German literary canon, 1770-1936 (Exeter: Exter University Press, 2005), pp. 97-112 Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

Meltzer, Françoise, Seeing double : Baudelaire's modernity (Chicago: Chicago University Press, 2011)

Murphy, Margueritte S., Material figures : political economy, commercial culture, and the aesthetic sensibility of Charles Baudelaire (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2012)

*Nicholls, Peter, Modernisms: A Literary Guide (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan,1995). [Especially the introduction] Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

Parkhurst Ferguson, Priscilla, Paris as revolution : writing the nineteenth-century city (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994)

Poe, Edgar Allen, ‘The Man of the Crowd’, in Tales of Mystery and Imagination (any edition)

*Prendergast, Christopher, Paris in Paris and the nineteenth century (Oxford: Blackwell,1992) [Especially ‘Noisy and Hysterical Scenes: Poetry and the City’, pp. 126- 63] Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

Scott, Clive, Translating Baudelaire (Exeter: University of Exeter Press, 2000)

Turnell, Martin, Baudelaire : a study of his poetry (London: Hamish Hamilton,1953)

Ward, Patricia A., ed., Baudelaire and the poetics of modernity (Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, 2001)

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Works on Verlaine

Adam, Antoine, Verlaine (Paris : Hatier, 1965)

Bercot, Martine, ed.,  Verlaine, 1896-1996 : actes du colloque international des 6-8 juin 1996 (Paris : Klincksieck, 1998)

Bergez, Daniel, ‘Incertitude et vacuité du moi dans les Ariettes oubliées de Verlaine Revue d'histoire littéraire de la France , 82.3 (1982) 412-23

*Chadwick, Charles, Verlaine (London : Athlone Press, 1973)

*English, Alan, Verlaine, poète de l'indécidable : étude de la versification verlainienne (Amsterdam : Rodopi, 2005)

Holmes, Anne, ‘Verlaine's creation of « suspens » in Romances sans paroles ’, The modern language review , 104.2 (2009), 389-400

*Hillery, David, Verlaine : fixing an image (Durham: Durham University Press, 1988)

King, Russell S., ‘Verlaine's Romances sans paroles : The Inscription of Gender ’, Nineteenth-century French studies , 27.1-2 (1998-99), 117-31

Knight, Philip, ‘“Je voillage vertigineusement”: Romances sans paroles as Ideological Voyage ’, New Zealand Journal of French Studies , 15.2 (1994), 5-11

Robichez, Jacques, Verlaine entre Rimbaud et Dieu : des Romances sans paroles à Sagesse (Paris : Société d'édition d'enseignement supérieur, 1982)

Saffrey, A., ‘Verlaine et les Romances sans paroles , Mercure de France , 327 (1956), 635-52

Scott, David, Pictorialist poetics : poetry and the visual arts in nineteenth-century France (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1988), especially pp. 102-09: ‘Impressionist Grammar: Verlaine’

*Verlaine, Paul, Romances sans paroles , ed. by David Hillery (London : Athlone Press, 1973) [Contains useful notes on the individual poems in the collection]

Zimmermann, Eléonore, Magies de Verlaine : étude de l'évolution poétique de Paul Verlaine (Geneva : Slatkine, 1981)

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Works on Rimbaud

Bivort, Olivier, Rimbaud : publications autour d'un centenaire (Turin : Rosenberg & Sellier, 1994)

Claes, Paul, La clef des Illuminations (Amsterdam : Rodopi, 2008)

Eigeldinger, Marc, ed., Études sur les "Poésies" de Rimbaud (Neuchâtel : Éditions de la Baconnière, 1979)

Fongaro, Antoine, Rimbaud, texte, sens et interprétations (Toulouse : Presses universitaires du Mirail, 1994)

Fowlie, Wallace, Rimbaud and Jim Morrison : the rebel as poet (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1993)

*Frohock, W. M., Rimbaud's poetic practice : image and theme in the major poems (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1963)

Guyaux, André, ed., Dix études sur Une saison en enfer (Neuchâtel : A la Baconnière, 1994)

*Lawler, James, Rimbaud's theatre of the self (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1992)

Murat, Michel, L'art de Rimbaud (Paris : Corti, 2002)

Murphy, Steve, Le premier Rimbaud, ou, L'apprentissage de la subversion (Lyon : Presses universitaires de Lyon, 1990)

Peschel, Enid Rhodes, Flux and reflux : ambivalence in the poems of Arthur Rimbaud (Geneva: Droz, 1977)

Russell, Charles, Poets, prophets, and revolutionaries : the literary avant-garde from Rimbaud through postmodernism (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1985)

This list was last updated on 18/11/2015