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Charles Baudelaire

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In nineteenth-century Paris, Charles Baudelaire provoked the excoriations of critics and was legally banned for corrupting public morality, yet he was a key influence on many later thinkers and writers, including Marcel Proust, Walter Benjamin, and T. S. Eliot. Baudelaire’s life was as controversial and vivid as his works, as Rosemary Lloyd reveals in Charles Baudelaire, a ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published March 15th 2008 by Reaktion Books
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Apr 15, 2008 Tosh rated it really liked it
First of all I am a big fan of the Critical Lives series, which focuses on various cultural icons of the 20th and 19th Century (so far). Rosemary Lloyd's bio/lit-crit of one of my favorite poets of all time Charles Baudelaire is a wonder and beautifully written study on the great man's work and life. And it's all under 200 pages!

I am going to Paris shortly and I always like to re-read Baudelaire's work before the trip. just to get a sense of old Paris and that lovely sense of depression. This li
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