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The Parisian Prowler: Le Spleen de Paris, Petits Poemes En Prose

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From Edouard Manet to T. S. Eliot to Jim Morrison, the reach of Charles Baudelaire's influence is beyond estimation. In this prize-winning translation of his no-longer-neglected masterpiece, Baudelaire offers a singular view of 1850s Paris. Evoking a mélange of reactions, these fifty "fables of modern life" take us on various tours led by a flâneur, an incognito stroller.

Through day and night, in gleaming cafés and filthy side streets, this alienated yet compassionate esthete muses on the bizarre in the commonplace, the sublime in the mundane. As the work reveals a teeming metropolis on the eve of great change, we see a Paris as contradictory, surprising, and ultimately unknowable as our guide himself. Superbly complemented by twenty-one period illustrations by Delacroix, Callot, Manet, Whistler, Baudelaire himself, and others, The Parisian Prowler is an essential companion to Les Fleurs du Mal and other works by the father of modern poetry. In the preface to this edition, translator Edward K. Kaplan explains how the volume's illustrations act as a graphic subtext to the narrator's observations.

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From Edouard Manet to T.S. Eliot to Jim Morrison, the reach of Charles Baudelaire's influence is beyond estimation. In this translation, Baudelaire offers a singular view of 1850s Paris. Evoking a melange of reactions this is a collection of 50 "fables of modern life".

About the Author

Edward K. Kaplan, Kaiserman Professor in the Humanities at Brandeis University, teaches French and comparative literature and religious studies. He is the author of Baudelaire's Prose Poems: The Esthetic, the Ethical, and the Religious in The Parisian Prowler (Georgia). His translation of Baudelaire's Parisian Prowler (Georgia) is a winner of the Lewis Galantière Prize of the American Translators Association and a Choice Outstanding Academic Book.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780820318790
Translator:
Kaplan, Edward K.
Author:
Kaplan, Edward K.
Author:
Baudelaire, Charles P.
Author:
Baudelaire, Charles
Publisher:
University of Georgia Press
Location:
Athens :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Poetry (poetic works by one author)
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Paris
Subject:
Translations into english
Subject:
Paris (France) Poetry.
Subject:
Prose poems, French.
Subject:
Anthologies-Miscellaneous International Poetry
Subject:
Single Author - Continental European
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Second Edition
Series Volume:
no. 6
Publication Date:
19970131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
154
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5 in 1 lb

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