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Selected Poems (Penguin Classics)

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Charles Baudelaire (1821-67) has proved to be the most influential of French nineteenth-century poets for the way in which his writing combines strong emotion, acute aesthetic sensibility and formal perfection with the everyday settings and language of the modern city. This volume contains 102 poems, including ninety-two from the 1861 edition of Les Fleurs du Mal and nine from the Petits Poemes en Prose together with plain prose translations by Carol Clark.

Synopsis:

In both his life and his poetry, Charles Pierre Baudelaire pushed the accepted limits of his time. His dissolute bohemian life was as shocking to his nineteenth-century readers as his poetry. Writing in classical style but with brutal honesty, Baudelaire laid bare human suffering, aspirations, and perversions.

About the Author

Charles-Pierre Baudelaire was born in Paris in 1821. His first publication was Le Salon de 1845, and he earned renown as an art critic and as a translator of Edgar Allan Poe. As a poet, his fame rests on Les Fleurs du mal. The collection was published in 1857, and certain poems were condemned as an offence against public morals; the book is now considered one of the masterpieces of nineteenth-century French literature. Baudelaire went to Brussels, where he hoped to earn money by lecturing; but his hopes foundered, his health gave way, and he was taken back to Paris, where he died in 1867.

Carol Clark is an emeritus fellow of Balliol College, Oxford. She has previously translated Baudelaire for Penguin Classics.

Carol Clark is an emeritus fellow of Balliol College, Oxford. She has previously translated Baudelaire for Penguin Classics.

Carol Clark is an emeritus fellow of Balliol College, Oxford. She has previously translated Baudelaire for Penguin Classics.

Table of Contents

Selected Poems Introduction

Notes on the Text

Suggestions for Further Reading

Les Fleurs du Mal

Au Lecteur

Spleen et Idéal

Tableaux parisiens

Le Vin

Fleurs du Mal

Révolte

La Mort

Les Epaves

Les Epaves

Galanteries

Pièces diverses

Poems Added in 1868

Other Verse Poems

Petits Poëmes en prose

Glossary

Index of Titles and First Lines

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140446241
Translator:
Clark, Carol
Introduction:
Clark, Carol
Author:
Baudelaire, Charles-Pierre
Author:
Richardson, Joanna
Author:
Baudelaire, Charles P.
Author:
Clark, Carol
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
London, England
Subject:
Poetry (poetic works by one author)
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Baudelaire, Charles
Subject:
Single Author - Continental European
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Translations into english
Edition Description:
Revised
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
730-C.
Publication Date:
19960531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
FrenchFrench
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
7.79x5.10x.67 in. .44 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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In both his life and his poetry, Charles Pierre Baudelaire pushed the accepted limits of his time. His dissolute bohemian life was as shocking to his nineteenth-century readers as his poetry. Writing in classical style but with brutal honesty, Baudelaire laid bare human suffering, aspirations, and perversions.
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