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  • Charles Baudelaire

    Charles Baudelaire is one of the greatest French poets. His most famous work, Les Fleurs du Mal (The Flowers of Evil), was deemed scandalous at the time because of its themes of sex and death, lesbianism, corruption, wine, and the oppressiveness of living. Its powerful imagery and ravaging use of the senses had many name him an unequaled master; the effect on fellow artists was "immense, prodigious, unexpected, mingled with admiration and with some indefinable anxious fear", while the regime of the Second Empire had Baudelaire prosecuted and fined for his "insult to public decency". Baudelaire's style had a tremendous influence on French poetry, and also on English writers; he was a...read more

  • Charles Baudelaire

    Charles Baudelaire is one of the greatest French poets. His most famous work, Les Fleurs du Mal (The Flowers of Evil), was deemed scandalous at the time because of its themes of sex and death, lesbianism, corruption, wine, and the oppressiveness of living. Its powerful imagery and ravaging use of the senses had many name him an unequaled master; the effect on fellow artists was "immense, prodigious, unexpected, mingled with admiration and with some indefinable anxious fear", while the regime of the Second Empire had Baudelaire prosecuted and fined for his "insult to public decency". Baudelaire's style had a tremendous influence on French poetry, and also on English writers; he was a...read more

  • Charles Baudelaire

    Charles Baudelaire is one of the greatest French poets. His most famous work, Les Fleurs du Mal (The Flowers of Evil), was deemed scandalous at the time because of its themes of sex and death, lesbianism, corruption, wine, and the oppressiveness of living. Its powerful imagery and ravaging use of the senses had many name him an unequaled master; the effect on fellow artists was "immense, prodigious, unexpected, mingled with admiration and with some indefinable anxious fear", while the regime of the Second Empire had Baudelaire prosecuted and fined for his "insult to public decency". Baudelaire's style had a tremendous influence on French poetry and also on English writers; he was a...read more

  • Charles Baudelaire

    Les Fleurs du mal, in English The Flowers of Evil, is a volume of French poetry by Charles Baudelaire. First published in 1857, it played an essential role in the symbolist and modernist movements. The poems deal with themes relating to decadence and eroticism. Baudelaire dedicated the book to the poet Théophile Gautier, describing him as a parfait magicien des lettres françaises ("a perfect magician of French letters").The author and the publisher were prosecuted under the regime of the Second Empire as an outrage aux bonnes mœurs ("an insult to public decency"). As a consequence of this prosecution, Baudelaire was fined 300 francs. Six poems from the work were suppressed and the ban on...read more

  • Charles Baudelaire

    Charles Baudelaire n'a jamais accepté le remariage de sa mère avec Aupick alors qu'il n'avait que 7 ans. Est-ce là la cause de son esprit rebelle ? Toujours est-il qu'il se fait exclure du lycée Louis-le-Grand, fermement décidé à mener une vie de dandy. Décision contrariée par son beau-père, qui le fait embarquer de force sur un paquebot en direction des Indes, puis qui place sous tutelle judiciaire la fortune héritée de son père et menacée d'être rapidement dilapidée. Contraint de travailler, Baudelaire se consacre à la critique d'art et à la traduction des oeuvres d'Edgar Poe. En 1857 paraissent 'Les Fleurs du mal', recueil de vers exaltant la beauté en germe dans toute...read more

  • Charles Baudelaire

    Les Fleurs du mal, in english The Flowers of Evil, is a volume of French poetry by Charles Baudelaire. First published in 1857, it was important in the symbolist and modernist movements. The poems deal with themes relating to decadence and eroticism. Baudelaire dedicated the book to the poet Théophile Gautier, describing him as a parfait magicien des lettres françaises ("a perfect magician of French letters").The author and the publisher were prosecuted under the regime of the Second Empire as an outrage aux bonnes mœurs ("an insult to public decency"). As a consequence of this prosecution, Baudelaire was fined 300 francs. Six poems from the work were suppressed and the ban on their...read more

  • Charles Baudelaire

    The Flowers of Evil (Les Fleurs du Mal) is a collection of poems by Charles Baudelaire influential on several levels. Fellow artists were impressed and unsettled when it was published in 1857; one described the effect as “immense, prodigious, unexpected, mingled with admiration and some indefinable anxious fear”. Admirers included Victor Hugo and Gustave Flaubert, who wrote “you are as unyielding as marble and as penetrating as English mist”. The general public, however, was scandalized by the themes of sex and death and frank treatment of subjects such as lesbianism, which led to a prosecution of Baudelaire, his publisher and printer for offenses against publish morals. The...read more

  • Charles Baudelaire

    Œuvre majeure de Charles Baudelaire, le recueil de poèmes Les Fleurs du Mal, intégrant la quasi-totalité de la production poétique de l'auteur depuis 1840, est publié le 23 juin 1857 et a été réédité en 1861. C'est l'une des œuvres les plus importantes de la poésie moderne, empreinte d'une nouvelle esthétique où la beauté et le sublime surgissent, grâce au langage poétique, de la réalité la plus triviale et qui exerça une influence considérable sur Paul Verlaine, Stéphane Mallarmé ou encore Arthur...read more

  • Charles Baudelaire

    This is a collection of French poems by Charles Baudelaire, originally titled "Les Fleurs du mal." It was popular in the symbolist and modernist movements of the 19th century, and the poems are about decadence and eroticism. (Summary by Assaf...read more

  • Charles Baudelaire

    Sensual, macabre, joyous and liberating, The Flowers of Evil, or, Les Fleurs du Mal, is a beautifully debauched reflection on dreams, sin, life and death. With subjects ranging from travel to drugs, sex to faith, sleep to contemplation, Baudelaire finds new beauty in the most sinister and corrupt of situations. His morbid and nightmarish Romanticism was completely unique: cynical and bleak, but also inspiring, lifted by magnificent imagery and melodious language. The book was highly controversial upon its release and Napoleon III's government prosecuted Baudelaire for 'an insult to public decency'; six of the poems were banned until as recently as...read more

  • Charles Baudelaire

    LE CHAT Viens, mon beau chat, sur mon cœur amoureux: Retiens les griffes de ta patte, Et laisse-moi plonger dans tes beaux yeux, Mêlés de métal et d'agate. Lorsque mes doigts caressent à loisir Ta tête et ton dos élastique, Et que ma main s'enivre du plaisir De palper ton corps électrique, Je vois ma femme en esprit; son regard, Comme le tien, aimable bête, Profond et froid, coupe et fend comme un dard. Et, des pieds jusques à la tête, Un air subtil, un dangereux parfum Nagent autour de son corps...read more

  • Charles Baudelaire

    LE CHAT Viens, mon beau chat, sur mon cœur amoureux: Retiens les griffes de ta patte, Et laisse-moi plonger dans tes beaux yeux, Mêlés de métal et d'agate. Lorsque mes doigts caressent à loisir Ta tête et ton dos élastique, Et que ma main s'enivre du plaisir De palper ton corps électrique, Je vois ma femme en esprit; son regard, Comme le tien, aimable bête, Profond et froid, coupe et fend comme un dard. Et, des pieds jusques à la tête, Un air subtil, un dangereux parfum Nagent autour de son corps...read more