The Flowers of Evil
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Flowers of Evil by Charles Baudelaire
Book DescriptionBanned and slighted in his lifetime, the book that contains all of Baudelaire's verses has opened up vistas to the imagination and quickened sensibilities of poets everywhere. Yet it is questionable whether a single translator can give adequate voice to Baudelaire's full poetic range. In compiling their classic, bilingual edition of The Flowers of Evil, the late Marthiel and Jackson Mathews chose from the work of forty-one translators to create a collection that is "a commentary on the present state of the art of translation." The Mathews' volume is a poets' homage to Baudelaire as well. Among the contributors are: Robert Fitzgerald, Anthony Hecht, Aldous Huxley, Stanley Kunitz, Robert Lowell, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Karl Shapiro, Allen Tate, Richard Wilbur, Yvon Winters.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780811211178
(203mm x 132mm x 30mm)
Imprint: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date: 24-Jan-1990
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Charles Baudelaire
Paris Spleen and on Wine and Hashish, Paperback (August 2015)
Published posthumously in 1869, Paris Spleen was a landmark publication in the development of the genre of prose poetry. This volume also includes Baudelaire's 1851 essay 'Wine and Hashish'.
Selected Poems from Les Fleurs du mal, Paperback (May 2015)
Jan Owen's masterly translation captures all of Baudelaire's passion and anguish in a selection that includes many of Baudelaire's best known poems - including those banned from 1857 edition - as well as some less familiar ones, with the volume leading up to his great long poem, 'The Voyage', and finishing with the much-loved sonnet 'Meditation'.
Selected Critical Studies of Baudelaire, Paperback (February 2015)
Originally published in 1949, this book contains the French text of various essays by Charles Baudelaire.
Fanfarlo, Paperback (August 2012)» View all books by Charles Baudelaire
"First published in the Bulletin de la Sociaetae des Gens de Lettres, January 1847, under the name Charles DeFayis, his mother's family name"--T.p. verso.
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Author Biography - Charles Baudelaire
Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867) is most famous for his groundbreaking collection of verse The Flowers of Evil, but his essays, translations, and prose poems have been equally influential.
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