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

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

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

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

Charles Baudelaire The Flowers Of Evil


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Author by : William Aggeler
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 1954
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Flowers Of Evil


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Author by : Shuzo Oshimi
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2013
Publisher by : Vertical

Takao and Nakamura have been wrongly accused of a crime, and their previous hijinks have placed them in an awk

Les Fleurs Du Mal And The Flowers Of Evil French Edition And English Translation Edition With The Generous Gambler In English


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Author by : Charles Pierre Baudelaire
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2012-05
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Charles Pierre Baudelaire (1821-67) was a French poet. His most famous work Les Fleurs du mal (The Flowers of

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