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Spleen de Paris

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Charles Pierre Baudelaire (1821-1867) est un poete francais. Il se vit reprocher son ecriture et le choix de ses sujets. Il ne fut compris que par quelques-uns de ses pairs. Aujourd'hui reconnu comme un ecrivain majeur de l'histoire de la poesie francaise, Baudelaire est devenu un classique. Barbey d'Aurevilly voyait en lui "un Dante d'une epoque dechue". Au travers de son

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Published September 1st 1998 by Visor (first published 1869)
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Tosh
Jan 06, 2008 Tosh rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have this book by my bed. Before I drop my eyes into deep sleep I like to read a page or two of this book. It gives me a certain sense ..... of dreams. Wonderful dreams.
Yann
May 16, 2015 Yann rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition


J'aurais eu bien du mal à entrer dans l'univers très particulier de ces poèmes en prose de Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867) si je n'avais pas lu au préalable son peintre de la vie moderne, un essai dans lequel il expose son état d'esprit vis à vis de l'art: quelque chose de fugace, de fragile, sans cesse menacé par la lourdeur et la bêtise ambiante, une fleur rare à cueillir non pas seulement sur les monts Ida ou Parnasse, mais aussi et surtout dans l'activité des faubourgs, le fracas et les traca
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Carla
Feb 24, 2016 Carla rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Carta a Fernand Desnoyers

Meu caro Desnoyers, você pede-me versos para o seu pequeno volume, versos sobre a Natureza, não é? – sobre os bosques, os grandes castanheiros, a verdura, os insectos – o sol, talvez? Mas você sabe bem que eu sou incapaz de me enternecer com os vegetais, e que a minha alma é rebelde a essa singular Religião nova, que terá sempre, parece-me, para todo o ser espiritual não sei o quê de shocking. Eu nunca acreditarei que a alma dos Deuses habita nas plantas, e, mesmo que aí
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Catherine
A Hemisphere in a Head of Hair

Long let me inhale, the odour of your hair,
into it plunge the whole of my face, like a thirsty man
into the waters of a spring and wave it in my fingers like a scented handkerchief,
to shake memories into the air.

If you could know all that I see! All that I hear
in your hair! My soul floats upon perfumes as the souls of other men
upon music.

Your hair contains an entire dream, full of sails and masts;
it contains vast seas whose soft monsoons bear me to delightful climat
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Jimmy
I never really understood the appeal of Les Fleurs du Mal, but so many people love it that I started to feel bad. What was I missing? Along comes this book, Paris Spleen, which is full of prose poems made of equal parts humor, cynicism, and insight (and often all three within a paragraph). I like these poems because reading it, I feel like I have a sense of who Baudelaire might have been as a person...

Plus, his humor is so odd:
Soup and Clouds

My adorable little minx was serving me supper; throug
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ماهرعبد الرحمن
اسكروا

لا بد للمرء من أن يكون سكرانا دائما. تلك هي الخلاصة : تلك هي القضية الوحيدة. فلكي لا تشعروا بعبء الزمن الفادح الذي يحطم كواهلكم و يحنيكم إلى التراب ، لا بد لكم من أن تسكروا بلا هوادة.
و لكن بماذا ؟ بالخمر أو بالشعر أو بالفضيلة ، بحسب ما تهوون. و لكن اسكروا.
و إذا حدث مرة ، على سلالم قصر أو على العشب الأخضر لحفرة أو في الوحدة الكئيبة لغرفتك ، أن أفقت ، لأن السكر قد تراجع أو تبدد بالفعل ، اسأل الريح و الموجة و النجمة و العصفور و الساعة و كل ما يهرب و كل ما يتأوه و كل ما يدور و كل ما يغرد و كل
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Mike Lester
Apr 30, 2015 Mike Lester rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I once used this book to get into a girl's pants. Ultimately, they did not fit. 5 decadent stars...
Guido
Meraviglioso esempio di poesia come metodo per indagare la verità: il poeta sfiora e rivela col suo linguaggio tutto ciò che parole più concrete e meno ambigue lascerebbero, inevitabilmente, nell'ombra. Probabilmente, neppure Baudelaire avrebbe saputo spiegare come si possa far luce su qui misteri senza nominarli; ci accontentiamo, per così dire, dello spettacolo offerto dalla sua prosa, abbandonando ogni pretesa di comprenderne la meccanica, ed evitando così di soffocarne l'incanto. Ma queste p ...more
Raul
May 26, 2013 Raul rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I feel odd labeling a book of poetry as 'read'. That's not how a book of poetry is appreciated. It's not the simple act of opening to page one, reading each page in a linear fashion, then putting it back on the shelf (or in this case, closing the Kindle). Poetry is something that one must refer back to again and again. The images sit in the back of the mind waiting to be recalled again. Then, when the mood strikes, you jump to the bookcase and frantically flip the pages to find that image once a ...more
Ayah
Dec 27, 2014 Ayah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
بودلير حالة شعرية مضيئة مهولة مخيفة متغطرسة خاطئة متمردة و جميلة ، يمد أصابعه إلى جسدك فيبعث فيه كهرباء تزلزل كيانك ، لأنه يعلم تماما كيف يحول القبح إلى جمال ، كيف يمزج المتناقضات و هل تكمن العذوبة إلا في هذا التجانس الذي يخلقه المرء بين العناصر المتناثرة في الكون ، قدرة التجميع تلك هي ما يميز بودلير و كل شعراء الجمال تتلمذوا على يديه و يستحيل أن يكون أدونيس و درويش العذبان قد أهملاه ، إنهما تلميذاه و لا شك ..
Tedb0t
May 28, 2008 Tedb0t rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: recommended, poetry
Charles says it best himself: "Which ones of us, in his moments of ambition, has not dreamed of the miracle of a poetic prose, musical, without rhythm and without rhyme, supple enough and rugged enough to adapt itself to the lyrical impulses of the soul, the undulations of reverie, the jibes of conscience?" Probably my favorite of his works.
Radoslav Gramatikov
"Влиза някакъв ужасен грозник и се оглежда в огледалото.
-Защо се оглеждате, когато това ви е може би неприятно?
Ужасният грозник ми отвърна: "Господине, съгласно безсмъртните принципи на 89-а, всички хора имат равни права, тъй че аз имам право да се оглеждам. Приятно ли ми е, или не- това си е моя работа."
От гледна точка на здравия разум аз несъмнено бях прав; но по силата на закона-правото беше на негова страна."
Не мога да опиша колко обичам това.
Yani
Sep 08, 2015 Yani rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poesía, universidad
Me gustaron mucho estos “poemas” y me llevé una sorpresa: no sabía que implicaban sentimentalmente al lector. Tampoco sabía que eran poemas más directos que los de Las flores del mal a la hora de hablar de problemas como la pobreza o la ambición, temas muy tratados en la literatura del siglo XIX.

Más allá de las complicaciones habituales que presenta Baudelaire, son poemas más accesibles (en entendimiento) que los del libro que mencioné anteriormente. No se privan, eso sí, de las exaltaciones
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César Lasso
Mar 01, 2015 César Lasso rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Libro fetiche de mi juventud bohemia, tal como Les fleurs du mal, pero esta vez con los poemas en prosa (su título alternativo es Pequeños poemas en prosa).

Esta frase con que termina el poema El mal vidriero fue para mí, por aquel entonces, un grito de guerra:

¡qué le importa la condenación eterna a quien halló en un segundo lo infinito del goce!

Obviamente, yo mismo, por muy alocado que fuera por aquellos tiempos, me habría pensado dos veces si incurrir en la condenación eterna a cambio de un se
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بثينة العيسى


أحببت باريس بودلير، شمسها وأرصفتها، تثاؤبات سأمها وكل ما هي عليه. هذا كتاب جميل.
Sara
Jul 27, 2015 Sara rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry
No matter where! As long as it's out of the world!

Baudelaire has a depth that draws me, fascinates me and excites me.

This is a part of my favourite one:

"Across the ocean of roofs I can see a middle-aged woman, her face already lined, who is forever bending over something and who never goes out. Out of her face, her dress, and her gestures, our of practically nothing at all, I have made up this woman's story, or rather legend, and sometimes I tell it to myself and weep.
If it had been an old man I
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Andy
Jan 09, 2009 Andy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The liner notes in the back call them prose poems but they're more like weird little vignettes. I really like Baudelaire a great deal. Every piece is refreshing: A Hemisphere In Your Hair, The Shooting Gallery and The Cemetery, Loss Of A Halo, and Beat Up The Poor are a good place to start.
Ben
Jul 26, 2016 Ben rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I first became aware of this work about a year and a half ago, when reading something about that great punk poet, Patti Smith (as Baudelaire and Rimbaud were two of her biggest influences). But instead of picking up a copy of this work at that time, I first familiarized myself with Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du mal, as that is his better known work. Time passed and I never got around to Le Spleen de Paris as I had intended. But this year, as I continue with my exploration of French writers, I decid ...more
Scot
Dec 14, 2012 Scot rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics, poetry, amazing
A fantastic collection of poetry by Baudelaire published posthumously. I read this in anticipation of a Coursera class I am taking in February called "The Modern and Postmodern." After having recently diving into modern poetry it was a tad bit easier for me to allow these poems which seem more like mini-essays of observation, to touch me like traditional poetry. This collection seems to inhabit a world both modern and archaic and the observations made are though personal and inwardly reflective ...more
Thomas
Aug 01, 2016 Thomas rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry
Baudelaire is a lover of dichotomy: rich/poor, solitude/society, excrement/perfume. "She is very ugly. She is nevertheless delectable." ("A Thorough-Bred") The unstated purpose of each poem is to transform degradation and disunity into an unsettled and ironic harmony, or at least to shine a light on the beauty of decay. They are passionate poems; they move with force, but with time it becomes apparent that each of them moves in a familiar pattern, and by the end of the collection it is comfortin ...more
Travis Fortney
Sep 05, 2008 Travis Fortney rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
I don't really understand this book. (it's poetry) But boy is it good.
Robert Isenberg
Apr 13, 2008 Robert Isenberg rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In many ways, Charles Baudelaire is an adolescent bombast -- he seems to enjoy opium and satanism just a little too much, and his prose-poetry is weighed down by Victorian abstraction (not to mention how much must be lost in translation; Baudelaire's is not the accommodating French of Le Petit Prince). That said, Baudelaire commits to a worthy experiment: to write about his daily life in pensive short prose, bombarding his readers with daring observations, anecdotes and fables. It reminds me a l ...more
Valerie
Aug 21, 2012 Valerie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ah, Charles... if you had been born in our time, you'd be a blogger extraordinaire! Decadent, passionate, and misogynistic, this poet stole my heart from Edgar Allen Poe and broke it on the cobbled streets of that Eternal City. Don't come looking for a sympathetic heart...Baudelaire is bitter, despondent, and completely adorable. Read this and tell me he's not a man before his time.
Andrés
Oct 07, 2016 Andrés rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Melancolías, retratos, proyecciones, pequeños poemas en prosa que vierten sobre el lector la visión de Baudelaire sobre la vida. Un perfecto destello de lucidez sobre los breves fragmentos de la existencia humana que son representados de manera magistral.
E
Sep 25, 2008 E rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry, favorites
The best of Baudelaire - something I revisit when I'm in the mood to sigh. Because it is popular both among modern day francophones and students taking introductory courses, literature connoisseurs sometimes dismiss the swooning praise it garners as evidence of generic, unrefined taste. ("Of course you like Baudelaire's LE SPLEEN DE PARIS. I suppose ROMEO AND JULIET is your favorite play, too?") But Baudelaire and Shakespeare deserve their secure places in the foundations of their respective lan ...more
Aliaa Mohamed
Mar 03, 2015 Aliaa Mohamed rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015

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محمد الهاشمي
بودلير يبقى شاعري الفرنسي الأفضل... ويمثل العلامة البارزة لشعر ما قبل الرومانسية الفرنسية التي أسسها فيكتور هوغو..ولا عجب أن المبدع الانجليزي الرائع إدغار ألان بو تأثر به كثيرا وترجم له.

أما في "سأم باريس" فيغني بودلير -في قصائده النثرية- للكلاب المشؤومة التي تعج بها مدينته وشوارعها.. والتي تعرف السعداء من التعيسين الذي يشبهون كنه بؤسها مع فارق أنها تريد للتعاسة أن تتغير أما البشر التعساء فقابعون في حضيض السأم الذي تحمله هموم الأمس واليوم والغد ويرفضون الاعتراف أنهم أسوأ حالا وحالة من ذوي القوائ
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Kris
Jun 29, 2014 Kris rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: want-to-own
A beautiful set of short prose poems, with rich vocabulary, elegant sentence structure, haunting morals, and often somewhat pessimistic outlooks.

There is overlap between this and Twenty Prose Poems, but there are more stories here, and he has changed a few. I bet he and Edgar Allen Poe would get along, if only for their love of the grisly and grim. Beaudelaire's "prose" makes me fall in love with poetry all over again, and he has now earned a place as one of my favorite poets!
Sarah Shahid
إنه حقاً يبعث على السأم، لكن ليس ذلك السأم والضجر الذي يتحدث عنه بودلير في كتبه الأخرى!


من ضمن الأسئلة التي ستتبادر إلى ذهنك بعد قراءة هذا الكتاب هو:

هل حقاً باريس تدفع على السأم إلى هذه الدرجة؟ أم أن هذا السأم قد انعكس من ذات الكاتب؟
Kareman Mohammad
لا بد للمرء أن يكون سكرانا دائما , تلك هي الخلاصة , تلك هي القضية الوحيدة
فلكي لا تشعروا بعبء الزمن الفادح الذي يحطم كواهلكم ويحنيكم إلي التراب ,
لا بد لكم من أن تسكروا بلا هواده
ولكن بماذا ! بالخمر أو بالشعر أو بالفضيلة , بحسب ما تهوون ولكن اسكروا

إنه وقت السكر , لكي لا تكونوا عبيداً معذبين للزمن
اسكروا
اسكروا بلا توقف
حسب ما تهوون
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Charles Pierre Baudelaire was a 19th century French poet, translator, and literary and art critic whose reputation rests primarily on Les Fleurs du Mal; (1857; The Flowers of Evil) which was perhaps the most important and influential poetry collection published in Europe in the 19th century. Similarly, his Petits poèmes en prose (1868; "Little Prose Poems") was the most successful and innovative e ...more
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“La plus belle des ruses du diable est de vous persuader qu'il n'existe pas."

("The devil's finest trick is to persuade you that he does not exist.")”
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“Be always drunken.
Nothing else matters:
that is the only question.
If you would not feel
the horrible burden of Time
weighing on your shoulders
and crushing you to the earth,
be drunken continually.

Drunken with what?
With wine, with poetry, or with virtue, as you will.
But be drunken.

And if sometimes,
on the stairs of a palace,
or on the green side of a ditch,
or in the dreary solitude of your own room,
you should awaken
and the drunkenness be half or wholly slipped away from you,
ask of the wind,
or of the wave,
or of the star,
or of the bird,
or of the clock,
of whatever flies,
or sighs,
or rocks,
or sings,
or speaks,
ask what hour it is;
and the wind,
wave,
star,
bird,
clock will answer you:
"It is the hour to be drunken!”
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