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- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99
One of the most influential volumes of poetry of the nineteenth century, Charles Baudelaire's The Flowers of Evil caused a sensation when it was originally published, even earning Baudelaire a fine when he was charged with "insulting public decency." With strong themes of debauchery, decadence, hedonism and sensuality, these intoxicating... more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 3.99
A comprehensive and factual essay in which Baudelaire analyses the feelings, both pleasurable and torturous, experienced by an opium user and the intense effort it takes to overcome the addiction. Delving deep into the subject, he traces the origins of the plant from which hashish is made. The essay is highly informative and serves as a warning to... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2004; Not Available
The poems of Charles Baudelaire are filled with explicit and unsettling imagery, depicting with intensity every day subjects ignored by French literary conventions of his time. 'Tableaux parisiens' portrays the brutal life of Paris's thieves, drunkards and prostitutes amid the debris of factories and poorhouses. In love poems such as 'Le Beau Navire',... more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2008; US$ 12.00
Paris Spleen, a diverse collection of fifty prose poems, is provided here in a clear, engaging, and accurate translation that conveys the lyricism and nuance of the original French text. Also included is a translation of Baudelaire's early novella, La Fanfarlo, which, alongside Paris Spleen, sheds light on the development of Baudelaire's work over... more...
- Melville House 2012; US$ 11.00
A stunning new translation of a neglected masterpiece by one of history?s most celebrated writers. Ten years before Baudelaire published his masterpiece, The Flowers of Evil , the great poet penned the only prose fiction of his career: La Fanfarlo . The novella describes the torrid real-life affair the poet had with Jean Duval, a dancer whose... more...
- Carcanet 2012; US$ 27.64
Rimbaud called him 'le premier voyant, roi des poetes, un vrai dieu', and the history of modern poetry, which begins with him, has borne out that opinion. This is a comprehensive new translation of all Baudelaire's poetry, excluding only the juvenilia, occasional verse and work of doubtful attribution. It includes all the poems published in the first... more...
- WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 16.83
Baudelaire gilt heute als Begründer der modernen Poesie und als Prototyp des modernen Dichters. Seine Prosagedichte sind Ausdruck einer radikal neuen Ästhetik. Die kurzen Szenen und Betrachtungen spiegeln das alltägliche Leben in der Großstadt. Sie sind bevölkert von Alten, Bettlern, Prostituierten, Handwerkern, Milchfrauen und Gazettenschreibern.... more...
- Carcanet Press Ltd. 2007; US$ 29.99
Including all poems published in the previous three editions, this comprehensive new translation of Baudelaire's poetry is both vivid and authoritative. This dual-language volume presents both the original French poems as well as their translations. more...
- Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 8.99
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 sexuality and death, its unremitting irony, and its unflinching celebration of the seamy side of urban life. The volume was seized by the... more...