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- DescriptionBetween 1855 and his death in 1867, Charles Baudelaire inaugurated a new-and in his own words dangerous -hybrid form in a series of prose poems kwn as Paris Spleen. Important and provocative, these fifty poems take the reader on a tour of 1850s Paris, through gleaming cafes and filthy side streets, revealing a metropolis on the eve of great change. In its deliberate fragmentation and merging of the lyrical with the sardonic, Le Spleen de Paris may be regarded as one of the earliest and most successful examples of a specifically urban writing, the textual equivalent of the city scenes of the Impressionists. In this compelling new translation, Keith Waldrop delivers the companion to his invative translation of The Flowers of Evil. Here, Waldrop's perfectly modulated mix releases the music, intensity, and dissonance in Baudelaire's prose. The result is a powerful new re-imagining that is closer to Baudelaire's own poetry than any previous English translation.
- Author BiographyCHARLES BAUDELAIRE (1821-1867) wrote some of the most influential poetry of the nineteenth century. KEITH WALDROP is a poet and translator. His numerous collections include The Selected Poems of Edmond Jabes.
- Author(s)Charles Baudelaire,Keith Waldrop
- PublisherUniversity Press of New England
- Date of Publication15/04/2009
- LanguageEnglish & French
- SubjectPoetry Texts & Poetry Anthologies
- Place of PublicationHanover
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintWesleyan University Press
- Weight249 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine18 mm
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