Flowers of Evil
ISBN10: 081120006X ISBN13: 9780811200066 Contributors: Mathews, Marthiel; Mathews, Jackson Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc Published: Jun 1 1955 Pages: 168 Weight: 0.40lbs. Height: 8.25" Width: 5.25" Depth: 0.50" Language: English
The greatest French poet of the 19th century, Baudelaire was also the first truly modem poet, and his direct and indirect influence on the literature of our time has been immeasurable.
Flowers of Evil: A Selection contains 53 poems which the editors feel best represent the total work and which. in their opinion, have been most successfully rendered into English. The French texts as established by Yves Gérard Le Dantec for the Pléiade edition are printed en face. Included are Baudelaire's Three Drafts of a Preface and brief notes on the nineteen translators whose work is represented.