Paris Spleen: little poems in prose (Wesleyan Poetry Series)

Paris Spleen: little poems in prose (Wesleyan Poetry Series)

Charles Baudelaire


among 1855 and his demise in 1867, Charles Baudelaire inaugurated a new—and in his personal phrases “dangerous”—hybrid shape in a sequence of prose poems often called Paris Spleen. very important and provocative, those fifty poems take the reader on a journey of 1850s Paris, via glowing cafes and filthy part streets, revealing a city at the eve of serious switch. In its planned fragmentation and merging of the lyrical with the sardonic, Le Spleen de Paris will be considered as one of many earliest and so much profitable examples of a particularly city writing, the textual identical of town scenes of the Impressionists. during this compelling new translation, Keith Waldrop can provide the spouse to his cutting edge translation of The vegetation of Evil. the following, Waldrop’s completely modulated combine releases the track, depth, and dissonance in Baudelaire’s prose. the result's a robust new re-imagining that's in the direction of Baudelaire’s personal poetry than any earlier English translation.

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