The Flowers of Evil
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Flowers of Evil by Charles Baudelaire
Book DescriptionThe poetic masterpiece of the great nineteenth-century writer Charles Baudelaire, The Flowers of Evil is one of the most frequently read and studied works in the French language. In this compelling new translation of Baudelaire's most famous collection, Keith Waldrop recasts the poet's original French alexandrines and other poetic arrangements into versets, a form that hovers between poetry and prose. Maintaining Baudelaire's complex view of sound and structure, Waldrop's translation mirrors the intricacy of the original without attempting to replicate its inimitable verse. The result is a powerful new re-imagining, one that is, almost paradoxically, closer to Baudelaire's own poetry than any previous English translation. Including the six poems banned from the first edition, this Flowers of Evil preserves the complexity, eloquence, and dark humor of its author. Brought here to new life, it is hypnotic, frank, and forceful.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780819568007
(216mm x 140mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Wesleyan University Press
Publisher: University Press of New England
Publish Date: 15-Apr-2007
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) wrote some of the most innovative poetry of the nineteenth century. KEITH WALDROP is author of numerous collections of poetry and is the translator of The Selected Poems of Edmond Jabes, as well as the look of other writers.
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