Charles Baudelaire: The Complete Verse

Charles Baudelaire: The Complete Verse

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Overview


Les Fleurs du mal (1861) was the first great modern work of poetry and one of the few books of poems to become an international bestseller. This edition contains all of Baudelaire’s poetry in verse with Francis Scarfe’s scrupulous and inventive prose translations at the foot of the pages. Together with his detailed and authoritative introduction, this presentation makes an ideal edition both for the student and for the general reader who wishes to tackle the French original with a reliable prose guide at hand.
 
The companion volume, Paris Blues, contains Baudelaire’s prose poems ('Le Spleen de Paris’ or 'Petits Poèmes en prose’) and the short novel La Fanfarlo (1847), a charming extravaganza written in his early twenties.
 
Francis Scarfe (1911-1986) was a lecturer in French poetry at Glasgow University before and again after World War II. From 1959 to 1978, he was director of the British Institute in Paris. For his work on Baudelaire he was awarded the Prix de L’Île Saint-Louis (1966). On retirement he was made a Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur. He was the author of four collections of poetry, a verse translation of selected fables of La Fontaine, and the critical works Auden and After and André Chénier, His Life and Work.
 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780856464270
Publisher: Carcanet Press, Limited
Publication date: 03/01/2012
Edition description: None
Pages: 472
Sales rank: 1,212,592
Product dimensions: 5.54(w) x 8.34(h) x 1.46(d)

About the Author


Charles Baudelaire: Baudelaire (1821-1867) was France's most influential nineteenth-century poet. He was also a brilliant critic. A controversial figure in his lifetime, his collection of poems Les Fleurs du mal (Flowers of Evil) is regarded as a masterpiece. 
 
Francis Scarfe: Francis Scarfe (1911-1986) was a lecturer in French poetry at Glasgow University before and again after World War II. From 1959 to 1978, he was director of the British Institute. In recognition of his contribution to Anglo-French cultural relations he was made a Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres (1962), and for his work on Baudelaire he was awarded the Prix de L'Ile Saint-Louis (1966); on his retirement in 1978 he was made a Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur. He was the author of four collections of poetry and of the critical works Auden and After and André Chénier, His Life and Work.

Table of Contents

Publisher's Note 5

Introduction 9

Reading List 49

I Les Fleurs du mal (1861)

Dédicace/ Dedication 53

Au lecteur/To the Reader 55

Spleen Et Idéal 59

Tableaux Parisiens 191

Le Vin 235

Fleurs Du Mal 247

Révolte 265

La Mort 275

Projets d'Épilogues / Draft Epilogues 291

II Other Poems

Nouvelles Fleurs du mal (1868) 297

Les Épaves (1866) / Flotsam 313

Pièces Condamnées 315

Galanteries 335

épigraphes 347

Pièces Diverses 351

Bouffonneries 359

Bribes / Scraps 365

Poésies de jeunesse /Juvenilia 369

Vers de circonstance / Occasional Verse 389

Amcenitates Belgicae/The Delights of Belgium 393

III Verse Translations 413

IV Poems Attributed to Baudelaire 429

Appendix: Draft Dedication and Prefaces for Les Fleurs du mal 453

Index of French Tides 467

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