Baudelaire: Les Fleurs du mal

Baudelaire: Les Fleurs du mal

by F. W. Leakey
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Cambridge University Press

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Baudelaire: Les Fleurs du mal

Les Fleurs du Mal, once the most infamous book of poems in French literature, has in this century become the most famous and the most admired, owing its "landmark" status to the sheer aesthetic quality of its verses rather than to its judicial condemnation on its first publication in 1857. In this volume, Professor Leakey provides a comprehensive guide to the understanding and appreciation of Les Fleurs du Mal, offering new insights into its composition, themes and style, setting it in its historical context, and devoting a whole chapter to Baudelaire's crowning achievement, Le Cygne.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521369374
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 04/28/1992
Series: Landmarks of World Literature Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 5.08(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.39(d)

Table of Contents

Chronology; 1. Composition; 2. Themes; 3. Sound and verse; 4. Swan-song: Le Cygne; 5. Conclusion; Guide to further reading; Brief index of poems by Baudelaire.

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