The Poetry & Prose of Charles Baudelaire

The Poetry & Prose of Charles Baudelaire

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Overview

A translation into English with Commentary by A. S. Kline. Illustrated with selected works of artists contemporary to Baudelaire.

This compilation comprises:

Selected Poems - 88 major poems, in translation, from Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du Mal.

Voyage to Modernity - a new commentary on Baudelaire's poetry.

Selected Prose - brief extracts from Baudelaire's prose writings.

Charles Baudelaire was born in Paris in 1821. His father's death in 1827, and mother's remarriage the following year, influenced both his emotional development and attitude to women. Educated in Lyon and Paris, he rejected an ambassadorial career for literature. His stepfather's attempt to encourage the former, through the funding of an abortive 1841 voyage to Calcutta, nevertheless fuelled the prevalent themes of travel and exoticism permeating his poetry.

Baudelaire was politically involved in the 1848 Revolution, but struggled throughout the 1850's with ill-health and debt whilst working on his seminal translations of Edgar Allan Poe and his major collection of poetry Les Fleurs du mal, published in 1857. He was an influential art critic, championing the works of Delacroix, and is credited with coining the term 'modernity' to mark the transformation of human life caused by the Enlightenment, the Revolution, and the industrialisation and increasing urbanisation of his day.

Baudelaire suffered a stroke followed by paralysis in 1866, and subsequently died in Paris in August 1867.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940159115485
Publisher: Poetry in Translation
Publication date: 03/22/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Anthony Kline lives in England. He graduated in Mathematics from the University of Manchester, and was Chief Information Officer (Systems Director) of a large UK Company, before dedicating himself to his literary work and interests. He was born in 1947. His work consists of translations of poetry; critical works, biographical history with poetry as a central theme; and his own original poetry. He has translated into English from Latin, Ancient Greek, Classical Chinese and the European languages. He also maintains a deep interest in developments in Mathematics and the Sciences.

He continues to write predominantly for the Internet, making all works available in download format, with an added focus on the rapidly developing area of electronic books. His most extensive works are complete translations of Ovid's Metamorphoses and Dante's Divine Comedy.

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