La ciudad y el amor en Las flores del mal

This entry is part 24 of 34 in the series Vol 5-2020

Abstract: Based on the theories of classical psychoanalysis and the Frankfurt School, the aim of this paper is to study the book The Flowers of Evil by Charles Baudelaire as an allegory of a historical and social system that is presented as hostile, based on the description of the city populated with miseries, ruins of an ancient splendor, as a suffocating and criminal atmosphere. Through the study of its poetic images this work shows an embodiment of a deep individual dissatisfaction given by the requirement of renunciation to the instinctive satisfactions that, as manhood moves away from a form of natural existence, emerge under the shape of violence.

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