Les Fleurs du Mal: The New Translation by Richard Howard

Les Fleurs du Mal: The New Translation by Richard Howard

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Cette œuvre fait partie de la série TREDITION CLASSICS. La maison d'édition tredition, basée à Hambourg, a publié dans la série TREDITION CLASSICS des ouvrages anciens de plus de deux millénaires. Ils étaient pour la plupart épuisés ou unique-ment disponible chez les bouquinistes. La série est destinée à préserver la littérature et à promouvoir la culture. Avec sa série TREDITION CLASSICS, tredition à comme but de mettre à disposition des milliers de classiques de la littérature mondiale dans différentes langues et de les diffuser dans le monde entier.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780879234621
Publisher: Godine, David R. Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 03/15/2008
Series: Poesie Series
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 366
Sales rank: 468,454
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Charles Baudelaire (French: [ʃaʁl bodlɛʁ]; April 9, 1821 – August 31, 1867) was a French poet who also produced notable work as an essayist, art critic, and pioneering translator of Edgar Allan Poe.

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Les Fleurs du Mal: The New Translation by Richard Howard 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
raventudor on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
One of the few books of poetry that I can stand, and the one I enjoy most.
ironicqueery on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I don't know French, so unfortunately am unable to ascertain how true to the original this translation is. Thus, based purely on the English half of this book, I was a bit disappointed that the poetry did not speak to me as much as it once had. The words and messages seem fairly simplistic. Baudelaire has his moments, but they were way too infrequent. His subject matter was also simplistic, which tended to result in rather course poems, instead of uplifting common language to a higher plain. The Parisian Scenes and Death sections were the highlights and do have some interesting ideas worth exploring. Overall, this was a book worth reading (and re-reading), but I don't think the potential of some of Baudelaire's ideas were fully realized.
lyingawakeanddreamin on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A beautifully written classic.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago