The Flowers of Evil

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The Flowers of Evil, which T. S. Eliot called the greatest example of modern poetry in any language, shocked the literary world of nineteenth century France with its outspoken portrayal of lesbian love, its linking sexuality and death, its unremitting irony, and its unflinching celebration of the seamy side of urban life. The volume was seized by the police, and Baudelaire and his published were put on trial for offence to public decency. Six offending poems were banned, in a conviction that was not overturned until 1949. This bold new translation, which restores the banned poems to their original places and reveals the full richness and variety of the collection, makes available to English speakers a powerful and original version of the world. Jonathan Culler’s Introduction outlines this vision, stressing that Baudelaire is more than just the poet of the modern city. Originally to be called `The Lesbians’, The Flowers of Evil contains the most extraordinary body of love poetry. The poems also pose the question of the role of evil in our lives, of whether there are not external forces working to frustrate human plans and to enlist men and women on appalling or stultifying scenarios not of their own making. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World’s Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford’s commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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The Flowers Of Evil


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Author by : Charles Baudelaire
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2008-04-17
Publisher by : Oxford Paperbacks

This bold new translation with facing French text restores once banned poems to their original places and reve

The Flowers Of Evil


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Author by : Christopher Thompson
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2000-10-01
Publisher by : iUniverse

Charles Baudelaire’s classic and controversial Les Fleurs du Mal explored a poetic landscape of urban decade

The Flowers Of Evil Paris Spleen


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Author by : Charles Baudelaire
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2012-03-05
Publisher by : Courier Corporation

Unique collection of Baudelaire's sensual poems about sex and death, rebellion, and corruption features defini

Flowers Of Evil A Selection


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Author by : Charles Baudelaire
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 1955-06-17
Publisher by : New Directions Publishing

Baudelaire's Fleurs du Mal, which in successive editions contained all of his published poems, has opened new

Flowers Of Evil And Other Works


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Author by : Charles Baudelaire
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2013-03-13
Publisher by : Courier Corporation

Handsome edition includes great French poet's controversial work, Les Fleurs du Mal, plus prose poems from "Sp

The Flowers Of Evil And Paris Spleen


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Author by : Charles Baudelaire
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 1991
Publisher by : Boa Editions

William Crosby's translations of Baudelaire are a miracle of passionate understanding and formal inventiveness

Les Fleurs Du Mal


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Author by : Charles Baudelaire
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 1987
Publisher by :

This translation of Baudelaire's magnum opus, perhaps the most powerful and influential book of verse from the

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