Charles Baudelaire

Charles Baudelaire


Born
in Paris, France
April 09, 1821

Died
August 31, 1867

Genre

Influences


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 early experiment in prose poetry of the time.

Known for his highly controversial, and often dark poetry, as well as his translation of the tales of Edgar Allan Poe, Baudelaire's life was filled with drama and strife, from financial disaster to being prosecuted for obscenity and blasphemy. Long after his death many look upon his name as representing d
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Baudelaire: Poems

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Flowers of Evil: A Selection

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On Wine and Hashish

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Œuvres complètes: Tome I Œuvres complètes: Tome II
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“Always be a poet, even in prose.”
Charles Baudelaire

“One should always be drunk. That's all that matters...But with what? With wine, with poetry, or with virtue, as you chose. But get drunk.”
Charles Baudelaire

“Genius is nothing more nor less than childhood recaptured at will.”
Charles Baudelaire, The Painter of Modern Life and Other Essays

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