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Baudelaire's Fleurs du Mal, which in successive versions contained all of his released poems, has opened new vistas for man's mind's eye and quickened the sensibilities of poets everywhere.

The maximum French poet of the nineteenth century, Baudelaire was once additionally the 1st really modem poet, and his direct and oblique impression at the literature of our time has been immeasurable.

Flowers of Evil: A Selection comprises fifty three poems which the editors believe most sensible signify the complete paintings and which. of their opinion, were such a lot effectively rendered into English. The French texts as confirmed by means of Yves Gérard Le Dantec for the Pléiade variation are revealed en face. incorporated are Baudelaire's "Three Drafts of a Preface" and short notes at the nineteen translators whose paintings is represented.

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