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Selected Poems from

Selected Poems from "Fleurs du Mal"

A Bilingual Edition

By: Charles Baudelaire, Willis Barnstone (Foreword by), David Schorr (Illustrator), Norman R. Shapiro (Translator)

Paperback Published: 1st January 1998
ISBN: 9780226039268
Number Of Pages: 248

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In a masterly translation by Norman Shapiro, this selection of poems from "Les Fleurs du mal" demonstrates the magnificent range of Baudelaire's gift, from the exquisite quatrains to the formal challenges of his famous sonnets. The poems are presented in both French and English, complemented by the work of illustrator David Schorr. As much a pleasure to look at as it is to read, this volume invites newcomers and devotees alike to experience Baudelaire's genius anew.
"A fine, formal translation of the best poems of France's founder of the symbolist movement."--"St. Louis Post-Dispatch"
"It's rare to find a rewarding translation of a masterwork, particularly a collection of groundbreaking poetry. . . . Through Shapiro's skillful wordsmithing, the reader can fully appreciate Baudelaire's control of the soul and the word which is the ancient and indefatigable ambition of all great poets. . . . Shapiro's interpretations set the standard for future English translations."--"Virginia Quarterly Review"

List of Illustrations
Illustrator's Preface
To the Reader The Albatross Elevation Correspondences
The Sick Muse The Wretched Monk The Enemy The Jinx The Former Life
Man and the Sea Don Juan in Hell Pride Punished Beauty
The Ideal The Giantess Hymn to Beauty Exotic Perfume Tresses
"I worship you ..." "Boredom it is ..." Sed non satiata
"Dressed in her opalescent ..." De profundis clamavi The Vampire
"One night, with a vile Jewess ..."
The Cat The Possessed All of Her "What will you say ..."
The Living Torch Reversibility Dawn of the Spirit Evening Harmony Poison Heavens' Haze
The Beautiful Ship Invitation to the Voyage Chat For a Creole Lady Moesta et Errabunda The Incubus Autumn Sonnet Sorrows of the Moon Cats
The Owls The Pipe Music Burial A Fantastic Engraving The Cracked Bell Spleen Spleen Spleen Spleen Obsession The Taste for Nothingness Grief's Alchemy Harmony of Horror Heautontimoroumenos Landscape The Sun The Swan "I still recall ..."
Mists and Rains Morning Twilight The Lone Man's Wine Lovers' Wine Destruction The Two Good Sisters The Fountain of Blood Beatrice Mine Abel and Cain The End of the Day Notes Illustrator's
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ISBN: 9780226039268
ISBN-10: 0226039269
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 1st January 1998
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.64 x 14.12  x 1.65
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition

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