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 moved...by 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.