Une figure de l'expansion:la périphrase chez Charles Baudelaire

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] A figure of expansion: periphrasis at Charles Baudelaire

Federica Locatelli

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Abstract

[Autom. eng. transl.] The challenge of this essay is to enter into Baudelaire's poetics through the path of language, specifically through the analysis of a rhetorical figure whose frequency testifies to a new poetic attitude: the periphrasis. Celebrated as the source of the sublime by Aristotle and Longin, but successively neglected, over the centuries, as an innocent instrument of the ornatus, the figure assumes a new dignity under the pen of Baudelaire: figure of expansion par excellence - lexical, syntactic and semantic - periphrasis is exploited as a tool for expanding the confines of poetry, both in terms of form and content. The frequency and relevance of Baudelaire's periphrasis reveal the essence of the modern literary quest, namely the aporetic search for the Unknown. Intimately linked to the poetic "poïein", it leads us to question the meaning of language, or rather the question of meaning that the artistic gesture leaves in suspense. As Michel Deguy writes, in introducing our journey with a preface, "poetry (periphrasis) names, calls the Unknown person peripherally. She dives there, says Baudelaire.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] A figure of expansion: periphrasis at Charles Baudelaire
Original languageFrench
PublisherPeter Lang
Number of pages194
ISBN (Print)978-3-0343-15890
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Publication series

NameLINGUE E CULTURE

Keywords

  • Baudelaire
  • perifrasi
  • périphrase

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