Les Fleurs Du Mal

Les Fleurs Du Mal : A New Translation of the 1861 Edition of Baudelaire's Masterpiece.

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Already considered by some critics as the definitive translation to date of Baudelaire's seminal work of world poetry, this dual language book, published in 2015, contains facing page translations of the complete text of the 1861 edition, with the six poems which were banned in 1857 also included after the main text. 'Les Fleurs du Mal' marked an important turning point in the history of world poetry, providing a crucial link between romanticism and modernism. This brand new translation, completed in 2014, preserves the metre and rhyme scheme of each original poem. Some of the poems are very beautiful, while others are not for the faint-hearted. Taken as a whole, they convey the 'spleen' or 'ennui' which Baudelaire felt so keenly, a state of mind that echoes the 'mal du siecle' of early 19th century France."show more

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  • Paperback | 412 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 23.62mm | 693.99g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • Bilingual edition
  • Bilingual
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507740239
  • 9781507740231

About Charles P Baudelaire

John Tidball graduated in modern languages at the University of Manchester in 1963. Since retiring from teaching, he has pursued his interests in literature, music, art and photography. He has recently published two completely new translations of Baudelaire's 'Les Fleurs du Mal', covering both of the editions which were published during the poet's lifetime. Other publications include 'Twenty Gems of French Lyric Poetry', 'Twenty Gems of German Lyric Poetry' and an anthology entitled 'Songs of Love and Life'.show more

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