La Folie Baudelaire
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La Folie Baudelaire

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Al centro di questo libro si trova un sogno dove l'azione si svolge in un immenso bordello che è anche un museo. È l'unico suo sogno che Baudelaire abbia raccontato. Entrarvi è immediato, uscirne difficile, se non attraversando un reticolo di storie, di rapporti e di risonanze che coinvolgono non solo il sognatore ma ciò che lo circondava. Dove spiccano due pittori di cui...more
Paperback, Biblioteca Adelphi #531, 425 pages
Published October 1st 2008 by Adelphi (first published 2008)
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The structure of Calasso’s book resembles that of the “brothel-museum” of which Baudelaire dreamt in the early hours of March 13, 1856, a Thursday – a dream interrupted at 5am when his mistress, Jeanne Duval, moved a piece of furniture in another room. Baudelaire encounters a fellow poor man of letters with whom he splits a horse cab; they pursue an oneiric, nocturnal version of their daily routine, calling at editors’ offices to submit or solicit reviews, and to present their published books to...more
Jose Luis
Interesante repaso al arte y la literatura del siglo XIX, a través de los caminos abiertos por Baudelaire. El estilo de Calasso hace de esta una obra literaria de primera, más que recomendable, aunque se echa en falta un enfoque más sistemático y más centrado en la figura del poeta, y quizá sobran bastantes de las páginas dedicadas a Ingres, Degas u otros pintores, así como que profundice más en los vínculos con Rimbaud, Lautreamont y otros 'elementos'...
René  Llatas Trejo
“Quaerens quem devoret”

Roberto Calasso pone de manifiesto esta frase en latín que significa “Buscando a quien devorar” en manos de Baudelaire pues a lo largo del libro es lo que representa el espíritu del poeta. La Folie Baudelaire es un libro que bien podría leerse como una novela, como un ensayo, incluso como una historia de la pintura del siglo XIX; y es que todo parece tejerse a través del arte, de las pinturas, sobre todo de las pequeñas historias que conforman y forman parte de su creación...more
Mark Broadhead
I give up. This is not about Baudelaire. He is just an excuse to talk about 19th-century artists.
I don't read much about visual art, but I don't think Calasso is very good.
The one long analysis of Baudelaire was his recording of a dream. I say 'analysis' but to write this drivel after Freud is hilarious, insulting (to both the reader and Baudelaire), etc.
Oct 26, 2012 Geoff marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Geoff by: Eric
Like Eric said, how could this not be good?
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Roberto Calasso (born 30 May 1941 in Florence) is an Italian publisher and writer. He was born into a family of the local upper class, well connected with some of the great Italian intellectuals of their time. His maternal grandfather Giovanni Codignola was a professor of philosophy at Florence University. Codignola created a new publishing house called La Nuova Italia, in Florence, just like his...more
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