Revista chilena de literatura
versión ISSN 0718-2295
PIZARRO OBAID, Francisco. EL HOMBRE DE LA MULTITUD Y EL PINTOR DE LA VIDA MODERNA: LA INFLUENCIA DE EDGAR ALLAN POE EN LA CONSTRUCCIÓN DEL CONCEPTO DE MODERNIDAD DE BAUDELAIRE. Rev. chil. lit. [online]. 2012, n.81, pp. 91-106. ISSN 0718-2295. doi: 10.4067/S0718-22952012000100005.
The 19th century gave rise to new forms of metropolitan subjectivity with an exceptional treatment in EdgarAllan Poe's tale "TheMan of the Crowd". The relevance of this short story into his work is undeniable, as well as its contribution to the development of the narrative genre. However, Poe's story can be considered as a source of considerable influence in the redefinition of the concept of modernity, that Baudelaire will express in his work "The Painter of Modern Life". In examining the anonymous character of "The Man of the Crowd" and the singularity of Mr. G, the painter who gives substance to the criticism of the pictorial tradition of customs, it grows evident how Baudelaire's main arguments on art and the new ways of life in the modern city find in Poe's short story a significant source of inspiration
Palabras clave : Poe; Baudelaire; crowd; art; modernity.