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Baudelaire et la sorcellerie: entre médiévalisme et symbolique moderne
Baudelaire and witchcraft: between medievalism and modern symbolism

Author(s): Ioan Pop-Curşeu
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Editura Alma Mater
Keywords: Baudelaire; witchcraft; medievalism; diabolical possession; modern symbolism

Summary/Abstract: This paper tries to investigate the place of witchcraft in Baudelaire’s poetic practice and thought. The first direction of analysis is the presence of the black mass, the Sabbath and diabolical possession in Baudelaire’s poetry, which corresponds to a permanence of a medieval imaginary of fear. The second direction of investigation is the image of the witch created by the poet in his work, based on medieval stereotypes as well as on modern symbolical ideas. The third point is the importance of witchcraft as a model for Baudelaire’s modern poetics

  • Issue Year: 37/2017
  • Issue No: 37
  • Page Range: 61-72
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: French