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Flowers of Evil
     

Flowers of Evil

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by Charles Baudelaire
 

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Introduction by Jean Charbonneau

The FLOWERS OF EVIL contains translations of Charles Baudelaire’s seminal volume of poetry LES FLEURS DU MAL, first published in 1857, and subsequently banned for verses then considered obscene and “an insult to public decency.” Six of the poems remained banned until 1949 and were not included in earlier

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Introduction by Jean Charbonneau

The FLOWERS OF EVIL contains translations of Charles Baudelaire’s seminal volume of poetry LES FLEURS DU MAL, first published in 1857, and subsequently banned for verses then considered obscene and “an insult to public decency.” Six of the poems remained banned until 1949 and were not included in earlier volumes. The VegaTrope edition includes those six poems, including “Metamorphoses of the Vampire,” which has become a classic work in the vampire literary tradition.

The VegaTrope edition has been designed for ease of reading in eBook reading devices. Each poem appears on its own page out of respect for the dignity and scope of individual works.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013955523
Publisher:
VegaTrope
Publication date:
07/15/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
603 KB

Meet the Author

Charles Baudelaire (1821–1867) was one of the most important poets of the 19th century, though his influence can still be seen through most the 20th Century, especially in the works of modernist poets and the works of the Beat Generation. Currently, he has a strong influence on the works of Goth writers and musicians.

Jean Charbonneau is a translator and novelist living in Montreal.

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The Flowers of Evil 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
"Now is the time to get absolutely drunk! On wine, on virtue, on whatever you may please." -Baudelaire. read it and believe that God has a darkside that is beautiful.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was such an excellent book it blew me away!!! The way he put his thoughts into words was incredible. A must read book. I give it 10 on 10!!!
Marcabru More than 1 year ago
Good English renderings that sing. I have an older Heritage Press collection with some of the same translations (Millay, Squire), but this collection boasts more recent poets like Fitzgerald, Kunitz, Wilbur, and Huxley. I still like the older collection: it's a little more archaic and therefore more Gothic, but these fresher translations do leap and soar and claw their ways out of the pages, too. This is the only edition I've found that includes Baudelaire's prefaces. They alone make this book a must-have. As with all ND books, this one is of archival paper, as God (or Satan Trismegistus) intended. It's too bad there are no end notes. Otherwise, this might be a perfect scholarly (and portable) edition of the Flowers.
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