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The Flowers of Evil (Oxford World's Classics)

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Publisher Comments:

The Flowers of Evil, which T.S. ELiot called the greatest example of modern poetry in any language, shocked the literary world of nineteenth-century France with its outspoken portrayal of lesbian love, its linking of sexuality and death, its unremitting irony, and its unflinching celebration of the seamy side of urban life. The volume was seized by the police, and Baudelaire and his publisher were tried for offence to public decency. Six poems were banned, in a conviction that was not overturned until 1949.

This bold new translation, which restores the banned poems to their original places and reveals the full richness and variety of the collection, makes available to English speakers a powerful and original vision of the world.

Synopsis:

A parallel-text edition of the poems of Baudelaire with a new translation which restores once banned poems to their original places and reveals the full richness and variety of the collection.

Synopsis:

The Flowers of Evil, which T.S. Eliot called the greatest example of modern poetry in any language, shocked the literary world of nineteenth century France with its outspoken portrayal of lesbian love, its linking of sexuality and death, its unremitting irony, and its unflinching celebration of the seamy side of urban life. Including the French texts and comprehensive explanatory notes to the poems, this extraordinary body of love poems restores the six poems originally banned in 1857, revealing the richness and variety of the collection.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192835451
Editor:
McGowan, James
Introduction:
Culler, Jonathan
Editor:
McGowan, James
Author:
null, James
Author:
Baudelaire, Charles P.
Author:
null, Charles
Author:
McGowan, James
Author:
null, Jonathan
Author:
Baudelaire, Charles
Author:
Culler, Jonathan
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
European - French
Subject:
Single Author - Continental European
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Literature/English | World Literature | France
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Paperback
Publication Date:
19980917
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 line illus.
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
5 x 7.5 x 1.2 in 0.806 lb

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The Flowers of Evil (Oxford World's Classics)
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Product details 464 pages Oxford University Press - English 9780192835451 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A parallel-text edition of the poems of Baudelaire with a new translation which restores once banned poems to their original places and reveals the full richness and variety of the collection.
"Synopsis" by , The Flowers of Evil, which T.S. Eliot called the greatest example of modern poetry in any language, shocked the literary world of nineteenth century France with its outspoken portrayal of lesbian love, its linking of sexuality and death, its unremitting irony, and its unflinching celebration of the seamy side of urban life. Including the French texts and comprehensive explanatory notes to the poems, this extraordinary body of love poems restores the six poems originally banned in 1857, revealing the richness and variety of the collection.
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