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Bilingual texts (various) The Flowers of Evil

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Judicially condemned in 1857 as offensive to public morality, The Flowers of Evil is now regarded as the most influential volume of poetry published in the nineteenth century.

Torn between intense sensuality and profound spiritual yearning, racked by debt and disease, Baudelaire transformed his own experience of Parisian life into a work of universal significance.

With his unflinching examination of the dark aspects and unconventional manifestations of sexuality, his pioneering portrayal of life in a great metropolis and his daring combination of the lyrical and the prosaic, Baudelaire inaugurated a new epoch in poetry and created a founding text of modernism.

Anthony Mortimer, already praised for his virtuoso translations of Petrarch, Dante and Villon, has produced a new version that not only respects the sense and the form of the original French, but also makes powerful English poetry in its own right.

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Series Bilingual texts (various) Title The Flowers of Evil
Subject French Language English
Market Adolescent/Adult Level Fluent/native speakers
Publication Date April 2016 Authors Charles Baudelaire / Anthony Mortimer
Binding Paperback Pages 288
Size(mm) 130x200 Weight (gms) 375
ESB Code 56178 ISBN 9781847495747
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  Price £9.99

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