Selected Poems

Charles-Pierre Baudelaire - Author

Carol Clark - Translator

Carol Clark - Introduction by

Carol Clark - Notes by

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ISBN 9780140446241 | 272 pages | 01 May 1996 | Penguin Classics | 5.07 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
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In both his life and his poetry, Charles Pierre Baudelaire pushed the accepted limits of his time. His dissolute bohemian life was as shocking to his nineteenth-century readers as his poetry. Writing in classical style but with brutal honesty, Baudelaire laid bare human suffering, aspirations, and perversions.
Selected Poems Introduction
Notes on the Text
Suggestions for Further Reading
Les Fleurs du Mal
Au Lecteur
Spleen et Idéal
Tableaux parisiens
Le Vin
Fleurs du Mal
La Mort

Les Epaves
Les Epaves
Pièces diverses

Poems Added in 1868
Other Verse Poems
Petits Poëmes en prose
Index of Titles and First Lines
'He never spoke of anything (and he spoke of the whole human soul) without showing it through a symbol, and always such a physical symbol … Think of his women, his springtimes with their scents, his mornings with the street-sweepers' clouds of dust … All the true, modern, poetic colours, remember he was the first to find them' - Marcel Proust

'Baudelaire is indeed the greatest exemplar of modern poetry in any language' - T. S. Eliot