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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...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 3.99
Modern poetry begins with Charles Baudelaire (1821-67), who employed his unequalled technical mastery to create the shadowy, desperately dramatic urban landscape -- populated by the addicted and the damned -- which so compellingly mirrors our modern condition. Deeply though darkly spiritual, titanic in the changes he wrought, Baudelaire looms over... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 8.48
Poet, aesthete and hedonist, Baudelaire was also one of the most groundbreaking art critics of his time. Here he explores beauty, fashion, dandyism, the purpose of art and the role of the artist, and describes the painter who, for him, expresses most fully the drama of modern life. GREAT IDEAS. Throughout history, some books have changed the... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 20.38
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...
- 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...