DescriptionThe Flowers of Evil is translated by F. P. Sturm and W. J. Robertson, to include Three Additional Poems and Intimate Papers discovered after the author's death with opinions of the Theater, Faith, Morals, Health, and on. This Edition Includes: The Dance Of Death - The Beacons - The Sadness Of The Moon - The Balcony - The Sick Muse - The Venal Muse - The Evil Monk - The Temptation - The Irreparable - The Former Life - Don Juan In Hades - The Living Flame - Correspondences - The Flask - Reversibility - The Eyes Of Beauty - Sonnet Of Autumn - The Remorse Of The Dead - The Ghost - To A Madonna - The Sky - Spleen - The Owls - Bien Loin D'Ici - Contemplation - The Brown Beggar Maid - The Swan - The Seven Old Men - The Little Old Women - The Madrigal Of Sorrow - Mist And Rain - Sunset - The Corpse - The Allegory - The Accursed - La Beatrice - The Soul Of Wine - The Wine Of Lovers - The Death Of Lovers - The Death Of The Poor - Gypsies Travelling - A Landscape - The Voyage Benediction - Ill Luck - Beauty - Ideal Love - Hymn To Beauty - Exotic Fragrance - Sonnet XVIII - Music - The Spiritual Dawn - The Flawed Bell. Also included: A Carcass - Weeping and Wandering - Lesbos - Rockets (written some ten years before the author's death) - My Heart Laid Bare (the days when he felt the first attacks of the illness that was to bear him off.) These final documents furnish an interesting supplement to the more formal works of the poet, and a valuable contribution to literature.
June 25, 2010
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About the Author
Charles Pierre Baudelaire (1821 - 1867) was a French poet who also produced notable work as an essayist, art critic and pioneering translator of Edgar Allan Poe. His most famous work, Les Fleurs du mal (The Flowers of Evil), expresses the changing nature of beauty in modern, industrializing Paris during the 19th century. Baudelaire's 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 and the responsibility art has to capture that experience.