Selected Poems From Les Fleurs Du Mal: A Bilingual Edition

Paperback | March 15, 2000

byCharles Baudelaire

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In a masterly translation by Norman Shapiro, this selection of poems from Les Fleurs du mal demonstrates the magnificent range of Baudelaire's gift, from the exquisite quatrains to the formal challenges of his famous sonnets. The poems are presented in both French and English, complemented by the work of illustrator David Schorr. As much a pleasure to look at as it is to read, this volume invites newcomers and devotees alike to experience Baudelaire's genius anew.

"A fine, formal translation of the best poems of France's founder of the symbolist movement."—St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"It's rare to find a rewarding translation of a masterwork, particularly a collection of groundbreaking poetry. . . . Through Shapiro's skillful wordsmithing, the reader can fully appreciate Baudelaire's control of the soul and the word which is the ancient and indefatigable ambition of all great poets. . . . Shapiro's interpretations set the standard for future English translations."—Virginia Quarterly Review

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Open yourself up to an exquisite collection of poetry from a master of the genre. Selected Poems from Les Fleurs du mal contains poems that demonstrate the magnificent range of Charles Baudelaire’s gift, from the exquisite quatrains to the formal challenges of his famous sonnets. This volume invites newcomers and devotees alike to expe...

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In a masterly translation by Norman Shapiro, this selection of poems from Les Fleurs du mal demonstrates the magnificent range of Baudelaire's gift, from the exquisite quatrains to the formal challenges of his famous sonnets. The poems are presented in both French and English, complemented by the work of illustrator David Schorr. As mu...

Charles Baudelaire, 1821 - 1867 Charles Baudelaire had perhaps had an immeasurable impact on modern poetry. He was born on April 9, 1821, to Joseph-Francois Baudelaire and Caroline Archimbaut Dufays in Paris. He was educated first at a military boarding school and then the College Louis-le-Grand, where he was later expelled in 1839. Ba...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.8 inPublished:March 15, 2000Publisher:University Of Chicago PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Foreword by Willis Barnstone
Preface by Norman R. Shapiro
Illustrator's Preface by David Schorr
To the Reader
The Albatross
Elevation
Correspondences
The Sick Muse
The Wretched Monk
The Enemy
The Jinx
The Former Life
Man and the Sea
Don Juan in Hell
Pride Punished
Beauty
The Ideal
The Giantess
Hymn to Beauty
Exotic Perfume
Tresses
"I worship you ..."
"Boredom it is ..."
Sed non satiata
"Dressed in her opalescent ..."
De profundis clamavi
The Vampire
"One night, with a vile Jewess ..."
The Cat
The Possessed
All of Her
"What will you say ..."
The Living Torch
Reversibility
Dawn of the Spirit
Evening Harmony
Poison
Heavens' Haze
The Beautiful Ship
Invitation to the Voyage
Chat
For a Creole Lady
Moesta et Errabunda
The Incubus
Autumn Sonnet
Sorrows of the Moon
Cats
The Owls
The Pipe
Music
Burial
A Fantastic Engraving
The Cracked Bell
Spleen
Spleen
Spleen
Spleen
Obsession
The Taste for Nothingness
Grief's Alchemy
Harmony of Horror
Heautontimoroumenos
Landscape
The Sun
The Swan
"I still recall ..."
Mists and Rains
Morning Twilight
The Lone Man's Wine
Lovers' Wine
Destruction
The Two Good Sisters
The Fountain of Blood
Beatrice Mine
Abel and Cain
The End of the Day
Notes
Illustrator's Notes
Acknowledgments

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Open yourself up to an exquisite collection of poetry from a master of the genre. Selected Poems from Les Fleurs du mal contains poems that demonstrate the magnificent range of Charles Baudelaire’s gift, from the exquisite quatrains to the formal challenges of his famous sonnets. This volume invites newcomers and devotees alike to experience Baudelaire’s genius anew.