The Flowers of Evil & Paris Spleen (New American Translations) (Paperback)

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A sensitive translation by Wallace Fowlie renders these works into English. Voluptuous, burning, and heavy, at times foreshadowing Neruda, Baudelaire's poems shudder as if with fever and sing of beauty and horror in the same breath. I can't open this little volume without being arrested.

— Reva


"I am the mastery of both languages, plus the total absorption of the spirit of Baudelaire.... I recognize Baudelaire's voice in these translations."--Anna Balakian. Includes an incisive introduction to Baudelaire's life, work and influence on modern poetry.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780918526878
ISBN-10: 0918526876
Publisher: BOA Editions
Publication Date: December 1st, 1991
Pages: 489
Language: English
Series: New American Translations