The Flowers of Evil & Paris Spleen: Selected Poems

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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. 
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The Flowers of Evil & Paris Spleen: Selected Poems

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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 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: 9780486475455
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 9/16/2010
  • Series: Dover Thrift Editions Series
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 1,031,019
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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
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