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Paris Spleen by Charles Baudelaire
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Jan 09, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: kool-imports, poetry-corner
Read in March, 2003

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.
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message 1: by Jim (new)

Jim A great, great book! Use them as toasts when drinking with people you despise.

message 2: by [deleted user] (new)

I just bought this, along with Les Fleurs du Mal (OK, I bought the McGowan translation, but I like throwing around French whenever possible.) I also bought Isherwood's 1947 translation of "Intimate Journals" in hardback.

So, good to know what I'm in for. You had me at "weird vignettes" Andy, and Jim who can resist a resource for toasts "when drinking with people you despise." Wow. I hope this doesn't happen too often in future, but when it does, I should keep this in my purse.

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