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The Flowers of Evil

By: Charles Baudelaire
Published By: Double9 Books
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Baudelaire was the first really modern poet and the finest French poet of the 19th century. His direct and indirect contributions to modern literature are immense.Flowers of Evil: A Selection includes 53 poems that the editors believe best reflect the entire work and those, in their judgement, have been most skillfully translated into English.Baudelaire tries to draw beauty from evil in The Flowers of Evil. He believed that contemporary poetry ought to express life's artificial and contradictory aspects.The goal of life is to avoid reality as much as possible through wine, opium, travel, and passion. Baudelaire frequently used sensual imagery to capture the fervent emotion of the ideal.Baudelaire's primary source of symbolism is women. They represent both the steady ascent toward Satan and the elevation toward God, as he put it. His mind is illuminated by women, but they are also terrible vampires that amplify his spleen, or bad temper.A potential love interest in "To a Passerby" turns out to be a dreadful demise. Because Baudelaire frequently uses religious and fantastical images, death seems more likely now. The speaker is left on his own to think horrifying thoughts about himself and to wish for a comforting death.
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Charles Baudelaire

Charles Pierre Baudelaire was a French poet, essayist, and art critic. He was born on 9 April 1821 in Paris, France, and was baptized at Saint-Sulpice Roman Catholic Church two months later. His mother Caroline (née Dufas) was 34 years younger than his father Joseph-François Baudelaire (1794-1871). His father was a government official who passed away while Baudelaire was a young boy. She wed Lieutenant Colonel Jacques Aupick, who later served as France's envoy to many aristocratic realms. In 1841, Baudelaire's stepfather sent him on a journey to Calcutta, India in an effort to break his bad habits. The journey gave him vivid memories of the sea, sailing, and other ports that he later used in his poems. When he got back to Paris' pubs, he started writing some of "Les Fleurs du Malpoetry. "By 1859, Baudelaire had deteriorated significantly due to his ailments, chronic laudanum usage, stressful lifestyle, and poverty. He traveled to Belgium in 1864, hoping to sell the rights to his writings and deliver talks along the way. In 1866, he had a severe stroke, which left him paralyzed. On August 31, 1867, he passed away. In Paris's Cimetière du Montparnasse, Baudelaire is interred. Posthumous publications of several of Baudelaire's works are common. His mother settled his large obligations after his passing, and she took solace in Baudelaire's rising notoriety.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 72 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9357270221
  • ISBN-13: 9789357270229
  • Item Weight: 86.4g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 4.46 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Poetry / General, Fiction / Literary