The Flowers of Evil

Paperback | May 17, 2008

byCharles BaudelaireTranslated byJames N McGowanIntroduction byJonathan Culler

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This bold new translation with facing French text restores once banned poems to their original places and reveals the full richness and variety of the collection.

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This bold new translation with facing French text restores once banned poems to their original places and reveals the full richness and variety of the collection.

James N McGowan, Professor of English, Illinois Wesleyan University, Illinois. Jonathan Culler, Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Cornell University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 1.16 inPublished:May 17, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199535582

ISBN - 13:9780199535583

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'Culler's insistence on Baudelaire's depressing conclusions is welcome at a time when these poems are frequently subjected to evangelical optimism. McGowan urges us to consult other translations. His own generally reliable versions - given his satanic pact with symmetry - are probably now thebest place to start.'Graham Robb, French Studies, Vol. 48, Pt.4