They saw one they knew: Baudelaire and the ghosts of London modernism
What is it about?
The article shows how key English modernism 'domesticated' Baudelaire by making his poetics and themes fit into essentially Romantic English traditions. It thus qualifies the view that writers like T.S. Eliot and Virginia Woolf used foreign influences as radical means of innovation in English writing.
Why is it important?
The article revises common views about the role of Baudelaire's influence in English literary history.
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