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One of the most influential French poets of the nineteenth century, Charles Baudelaire (1821and#150;1867) was also an important art critic and translator. In fact, his translations of Edgar Allan Poe's works are considered classics of French prose. Throughout much of his life, however, Baudelaire was dismissed as a vulgar drug addict preoccupied with sex and death. Prosecuted for obscenity and reeling from one financial disaster to another, he produced a number of literary works that went unrecognized during his lifetime. Perhaps the most significant collection of poetry published in Europe during the nineteenth century, his Flowers of Evil was critically condemned, and the remaining years of his life were marked by a sense of failure, disillusionment, and despair.

This volume of the poet's essays and drawingsand#151;collected and published after his deathand#151;includes cryptic memoranda, literary notes, quotations, rough drafts of prose poems, and personal tirades. More than anything else, they reveal the spiritual underpinnings of his work, transcending the squalor of financial ruin and the torture of physical decline to offer compelling thoughts on his world, society, and philosophy.

Synopsis:

Collection of the notorious poet's essays transcends the squalor of his financial ruin and the torture of physical decline to offer compelling thoughts on his world, society, and philosophy.

Synopsis:

Dismissed as a vulgar drug addict who wrote about sex and death, Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867) went largely unrecognized until the 20th century. This collection of the notorious poet's essays transcends the squalor of his financial ruin and the torture of physical decline to offer compelling thoughts on his world, society, and philosophy.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486447780
Translator:
Isherwood, Christopher
Introduction:
Auden, W. H.
Translator:
Isherwood, Christopher
Introduction by:
Auden, W. H.
Introduction:
Auden, W. H.
Author:
Auden, W. H.
Author:
Baudelaire, Charles
Author:
Baudelaire, Charles P.
Author:
Isherwood, Christopher
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
19th century
Subject:
Poets, French
Subject:
Baudelaire, Charles
Subject:
Poets, French - 19th century
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Books on Literature & Drama
Publication Date:
20060631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.29 lb

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Collection of the notorious poet's essays transcends the squalor of his financial ruin and the torture of physical decline to offer compelling thoughts on his world, society, and philosophy.

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Dismissed as a vulgar drug addict who wrote about sex and death, Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867) went largely unrecognized until the 20th century. This collection of the notorious poet's essays transcends the squalor of his financial ruin and the torture of physical decline to offer compelling thoughts on his world, society, and philosophy.

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