The Flowers of Evil & Paris Spleen: Selected Poems [NOOK Book]

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Sex and death, rebellion, corruption — the themes of Charles Baudelaire's sensual poems sparked outrage upon their 1857 debut. His masterpiece, Flowers of Evil (Les Fleurs du Mal), was dismissed as decadent and obscene and banned in France for nearly a century. Although Baudelaire died in obscurity, today he is recognized as one of the nineteenth century's greatest and most influential poets, whose works were ahead of their time.
This unique collection captures the fevered ...
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The Flowers of Evil & Paris Spleen: Selected Poems

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Overview


Sex and death, rebellion, corruption — the themes of Charles Baudelaire's sensual poems sparked outrage upon their 1857 debut. His masterpiece, Flowers of Evil (Les Fleurs du Mal), was dismissed as decadent and obscene and banned in France for nearly a century. Although Baudelaire died in obscurity, today he is recognized as one of the nineteenth century's greatest and most influential poets, whose works were ahead of their time.
This unique collection captures the fevered spirit of the transition from Romanticism to Modernism with authoritative interpretations of fifty-one poems from Flowers of Evil. In addition, fourteen prose poems from the posthumously published Paris Spleen offer poignant reflections on the city and its humbler denizens. Noted scholar Wallace Fowlie provides definitive translations of these verses.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486113647
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 2/6/2012
  • Series: Dover Thrift Editions
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 754,941
  • File size: 579 KB

Table of Contents


The Flowers of Evil
To the Reader
The Blessing
The Albatross
Elevation
Correspondences
Beacons
The Enemy
Ill Luck
Former Life
Man and the Sea
Don Juan in Hell
Beauty
The Giantess
The Mask
Hymn to Beauty
Her Hair
"I Worship You"
A Carrion
De Profundis Clamavi
Duellum
The Balcony
"I Give You These Verses"
Semper Eadem
"What Will You Say?"
Dawn of the Spirit
Evening Harmony
An Invitation to Voyage
Irreparable
Song of Autumn
Moesta et Errabunda
Cats
The Broken Bell
Spleen
Heautontimoroumenos
The Irremediable
The Swan
"The Warm-Hearted Servant"
Parisian Dream
Morning Twilight
Destruction
A Martyr
A Voyage to Cythera
Death of the Lovers
Death of the Artists
The Voyage
Lesbos
The Fountain
To a Malabar Girl
Epigraph for a Condemned Book
Meditation
The Abyss
Complaints of an Icarus
Paris Spleen
The Stranger
The Artist's Confiteor
The Double Room
Each of Us Has His Chimera
The Wicked Maker of Window Glass
Crowds
The Old Clown
The Poor Boy's Toy
The Rope
The Thyrsus
Intoxication
The Mirror
The Harbor
Any Where Out of the World
Alphabetical List of Titles
Alphabetical List of First Lines
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