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Charles Baudelaire : selected poems /
with a plain prose translation, introduction and notes by Carol Clark.
imprint
London : Penguin, 1995.
description
xxxvii, 229 p. ; 20 cm.
ISBN
0140446249, 0140446249 (pbk) :
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London : Penguin, 1995.
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0140446249
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French poems with English translations beneath.
catalogue key
1505176
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
Translated and with an introduction by Carol Clark, this volume contains over one hundred poems from Charles Baudelaire, one of the most influential of French nineteenth century poets, complete with parallel translation.
Main Description
In both his life and his poetry, Charles Pierre Baudelaire pushed the accepted limits of his time. His dissolute bohemian life was as shocking to his nineteenth-century readers as his poetry. Writing in classical style but with brutal honesty, Baudelaire laid bare human suffering, aspirations, and perversions.
Main Description
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', flights of lyricism entwine with languorous eroticism, while prose poems such as 'La Chambre Double' deal with the agonies of artistic creation and mortality. With their startling combination of harsh reality and sublime beauty, formal ingenuity and revolutionary poetic language, these poems, including a generous selection from Les Fleurs du Mal, show Baudelaire as one of the most influential poets of the nineteenth century.
Main Description
The poems of Charles Baudelaire, collected as Les Fleurs du Mal, are filled with unsettling imagery, depicting with intensity subjects dismissed as unpoetic by French literary conventions of the time. 'Tableaux parisiens' describes the poor, the criminal and the forgotten of the modern city - thieves, poets, drunkards, flaunting prostitutes and faded old ladies - yet manages to find beauty in the anonymous settings of their lives. The love poems of 'Spleen et Ideal' combine flights of lyricism and languorous eroticism with sudden, strikingly prosaic detail. Baudelaire's prose poems, to which he gave the title Le Spleen de Paris, contain everything from topical, aggressively political humour to evocations of the rapture inspired by opium. This edition presents the poems in French with English prose translations, and includes an introduction, suggestions for further reading, a glossary and an index of titles and first lines.
Main Description
The poems of Charles Baudelaire, collected as Les Fleurs du Mal, are filled with unsettling imagery, depicting with intensity subjects dismissed as unpoetic by French literary conventions of the time. 'Tableaux parisiens' describes the poor, the criminal and the forgotten of the modern city thieves, poets, drunkards, flaunting prostitutes and faded old ladies yet manages to find beauty in the anonymous settings of their lives. The love poems of 'Spleen et Ideal' combine flights of lyricism and languorous eroticism with sudden, strikingly prosaic detail. Baudelaire's prose poems, to which he gave the title Le Spleen de Paris, contain everything from topical, aggressively political humour to evocations of the rapture inspired by opium.This edition presents the poems in French with English prose translations, and includes an introduction, suggestions for further reading, a glossary and an index of titles and first lines.
Table of Contents
Introduction
Notes on the Text
Suggestions for Further Reading
Au Lecteurp. 3
Spleen et Idealp. 6
Tableaux parisiensp. 85
Le Vinp. 110
Fleurs du Malp. 114
Revoltep. 124
La Mortp. 132
Les Epavesp. 149
Galanteriesp. 154
Pieces diversesp. 162
Poems Added in 1868p. 167
Other Verse Poemsp. 181
Petits Poemes en prosep. 189
Glossaryp. 215
Index of Titles and First Linesp. 223
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