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Le thème du voyage dans Les Fleurs du Mal de Charles Baudelaire

Abstract : From time immemorial, travel has fascinated man. Realization from a deep desire to escape and discovery inherent in men. The nineteenth century is especially conducive to the proliferation of human movement. Whether a scientific point of view, religious or other travelers have immediately wanted to keep a written record of their shipments.
However, the nineteenth century points to a revival in the design of the voyage and its preparation. From a literary point of view, the writing journey has undergone a revolution since the early nineteenth century thanks to the publication of the book by François-René de Chateaubriand called Itinéraire de Paris à Jérusalem in 1811. The traveler becomes writer infusing new life to a particular genre: the travelogue.
The trip is open to all writers then become a real fad early in the century. Writers- travelers are becoming more and more do not hesitate to increase their shipments to share their different adventures. Victor Hugo, Théophile Gautier, Gérard de Nerval among others, have all succumbed to the temptation to escape. Oriental landscapes, their exotic and outlandish designs are especially attractive to authors of the time.
Charles Baudelaire, avant-garde poet of the nineteenth century and contemporary of these writers-travelers, was also affected by the popularity of travel. However, the trip he made at the dawn of twenty years was more synonymous with race. Sent by his family to sail the seas of the Atlantic, this trip will be a revelation to the young poet. Shortening his expedition before the end, the journey has already appeared as a failure. However, this route had a particular impact on not only the man but also his poetry. Through the discovery of new horizons, Baudelaire was able to feed his poetry and to take a new look at the world around him. It was during this first trip, the poet writes his first poems in which to compose a few years later his famous book Les Fleurs du Mal.
The theme of the trip is at the heart of Flowers sickly Charles Baudelaire. It guides the reader through the 126 poems component collection. Each poem has a specific role providing real progress over the reading of the book leads the reader to a specific goal dear to the poet. The proposed trip by Baudelaire appears to be a non-standard route eventful in constant search for a lost ideal.
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Mélanie Castandet. Le thème du voyage dans Les Fleurs du Mal de Charles Baudelaire. Littératures. 2012. ⟨dumas-01136209⟩



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