Ratings : 40109

Review : 1088


Published : Oct. 1, 1983

By : David R. Godine Publisher

Language : eng

Paperback : 365 Pages

Published : Oct. 1, 1983

By : David R. Godine Publisher

Language : eng

Paperback : 365 Pages

Les Fleurs du Mal

40109 Ratings - 1088 Review

Presents the first American translation of the complete text of Baudelaire's 1857 masterwork and includes the complete original French texts for easy comparison.



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ABOUT Charles Baudelaire

Charles Pierre Baudelaire was a 19th century French poet, translator, and literary and art critic whose reputation rests primarily on Les Fleurs du Mal; (1857; The Flowers of Evil) which was perhaps the most important and influential poetry collection published in Europe in the 19th century. Similarly, his Petits poèmes en prose (1868; "Little Prose Poems") was the most successful and innovative early experiment in prose poetry of the time.

Known for his highly controversial, and often dark poetry, as well as his translation of the tales of Edgar Allan Poe, Baudelaire's life was filled with drama and strife, from financial disaster to being prosecuted for obscenity and blasphemy. Long after his death many look upon his name as representing depravity and vice. Others see him as being the poet of modern civilization, seeming to speak directly to the 20th century.

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