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Les Fleurs du Mal - Charles Baudelaire, Richard Howard
Les Fleurs du Mal
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This translation of Baudelaire's magnum opus perhaps the most powerful and influential book of verse from the 19th century - won the American Book Award for Translation. And the honor was well-deserved, for this is one of Richard Howard's greatest efforts. It's all here: a timeless translation,... show more
This translation of Baudelaire's magnum opus perhaps the most powerful and influential book of verse from the 19th century - won the American Book Award for Translation. And the honor was well-deserved, for this is one of Richard Howard's greatest efforts. It's all here: a timeless translation, the complete French text, and Mazur's striking black and white monotypes in one elegant edition.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780879234621 (0879234628)
Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher
Pages no: 365
Edition language: English
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Julian Meynell's Books
Julian Meynell's Books rated it
4.0 Baudelaire's Notorious Poetry
The Flowers of Evil is and always has been a notorious book. The easiest way to describe it is as transgressive poetry. Baudelaire is in no way revolutionary or even innovative as to form. He uses traditional poetical forms and his poems are complete with classical illusions. Nor is his subject ...
Elham
Elham rated it
5.0 Flowers of Evil
SpleenQuand le ciel bas et lourd pèse comme un couvercleSur l'esprit gémissant en proie aux longs ennuis,Et que de l'horizon embrassant tout le cercleII nous verse un jour noir plus triste que les nuits;Quand la terre est changée en un cachot humide,Où l'Espérance, comme une chauve-souris,S'en va ba...
shell pebble
shell pebble rated it
2.0
Somehow I found this annoying, and egotistical! par example: from L'AlbatrosLe Poète est semblable au prince des nuéesQui hante la tempête et se rit de l'archer;Exilé sur le sol au milieu des huées,Ses ailes de géant l'empêchent de marcher.The poet is like this prince of the skiesWho haunts the te...
In Libris Veritas
In Libris Veritas rated it
4.0
It is rare that I ever sit down and devour a whole book of poetry in a matter of day, if I remember correctly the last book I did that with was Edgar Allen Poe years ago. My first time hearing Baudelaire’s name was from the lead singer of my favorite band, he even has a song that refers to Baudelair...
In Libris Veritas
In Libris Veritas rated it
4.0
It is rare that I ever sit down and devour a whole book of poetry in a matter of day, if I remember correctly the last book I did that with was Edgar Allen Poe years ago. My first time hearing Baudelaire’s name was from the lead singer of my favorite band, he even has a song that refers to Baudelair...
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