Posts Tagged: Charles Baudelaire

The Past Is All We Have: André Aciman’s Homo Irrealis

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Is it not in the warm chambers of the past, after all, that we are immortal, invincible, and alive?


On Our Public Privacy


In this Smart Set piece, Stefany Anne Golberg contemplates the “public commodification of privacy,” finding a precursor to our own tendencies in the poet Charles Baudelaire’s navigation of 19th century urban life. “But the illusion of public privacy is one we have all created, one we all participate in — and understandably so. Like Baudelaire, […]


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