Les Fleurs Du Mal

Charles Baudelaire (Author) Richard Howard (Translator)
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Description

National Book Award Winner in poetry. Charles Baudelaire's 1857 masterwork, translated to English by poet Richard Howard, along with the original French text. Scandalous in its day for its portrayals of sex, love, death, the corrupting and oppressive power of the modern city and lost innocence, Les Fleurs Du Mal remains powerful and relevant for our time.

Product Details

Price
$19.95  $18.35
Publisher
David R. Godine Publisher
Publish Date
March 15, 2008
Pages
400
Dimensions
5.7 X 1.1 X 9.2 inches | 1.25 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780879234621

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About the Author

Charles Baudelaire was a French poet whose work explored taboo areas of sensuality and sexuality. His highly original style of prose-poetry influenced a whole generation of poets including Paul Verlaine, Arthur Rimbaud, and Stéphane Mallarmé, among many others. He is credited with coining the term "modernity" (modernité) to designate the fleeting, ephemeral experience of life in an urban metropolis (such as mid-19th century Paris), and the responsibility of artistic expression to capture that experience.

Brassai (born Gyula Halasz, 1899-1984) was a photographer, journalist, and author of photographic monographs and literary works, including "Letters to My Parents" and "Conversations with Picasso," both published by the University of Chicago Press. Richard Howard, a professor at the School of the Arts at Columbia University, is an award-winning poet and translator. His translations include books by Gide, Cocteau, Giraudoux, De Beauvoir, Barthes, Cioran, and Proust, and Baudelaire's "Fleurs du Mal," for which he received the American Book Award.