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Paris Spleen: Little Poems in Prose By Charles Baudelaire Keith Waldrop,

  • Title: Paris Spleen: Little Poems in Prose
  • Author: Charles Baudelaire Keith Waldrop
  • ISBN: 9780819569981
  • Page: 316
  • Format: ebook
  • Between 1855 and his death in 1867, Charles Baudelaire inaugurated a new and in his own words dangerous hybrid form in a series of prose poems known as Paris Spleen Important and provocative, these fifty poems take the reader on a tour of 1850s Paris, through gleaming cafes and filthy side streets, revealing a metropolis on the eve of great change In its deliberate fBetween 1855 and his death in 1867, Charles Baudelaire inaugurated a new and in his own words dangerous hybrid form in a series of prose poems known as Paris Spleen Important and provocative, these fifty poems take the reader on a tour of 1850s Paris, through gleaming cafes and filthy side streets, revealing a metropolis on the eve of great change In its deliberate fragmentation and merging of the lyrical with the sardonic, Le Spleen de Paris may be regarded as one of the earliest and most successful examples of a specifically urban writing, the textual equivalent of the city scenes of the Impressionists In this compelling new translation, Keith Waldrop delivers the companion to his innovative translation of The Flowers of Evil Here, Waldrop s perfectly modulated mix releases the music, intensity, and dissonance in Baudelaire s prose The result is a powerful new re imagining that is closer to Baudelaire s own poetry than any previous English translation.
    Paris Spleen Little Poems in Prose Between and his death in Charles Baudelaire inaugurated a new and in his own words dangerous hybrid form in a series of prose poems known as Paris Spleen Important and provocative these fi

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    1. I have this book by my bed Before I drop my eyes into deep sleep I like to read a page or two of this book It gives me a certain sense of dreams Wonderful dreams.

    2. Who among us has not dreamt, in moments of ambition, of the miracle of a poetic prose, musical without rhythm and rhyme, supple and staccato enough to adapt to the lyrical stirrings of the soul, the undulations of dreams, and sudden leaps of consciousness.Contrary to popular belief, I had never read Baudelaire until now I ve trusted Walter Benjamin and lately Calasso to provide me with a well informed ethos about this central figure There are many concerns that this is the literature of the youn [...]

    3. J aurais eu bien du mal entrer dans l univers tr s particulier de ces po mes en prose de Charles Baudelaire 1821 1867 si je n avais pas lu au pr alable son peintre de la vie moderne, un essai dans lequel il expose son tat d esprit vis vis de l art quelque chose de fugace, de fragile, sans cesse menac par la lourdeur et la b tise ambiante, une fleur rare cueillir non pas seulement sur les monts Ida ou Parnasse, mais aussi et surtout dans l activit des faubourgs, le fracas et les tracas de la vie [...]

    4. I feel odd labeling a book of poetry as read That s not how a book of poetry is appreciated It s not the simple act of opening to page one, reading each page in a linear fashion, then putting it back on the shelf or in this case, closing the Kindle Poetry is something that one must refer back to again and again The images sit in the back of the mind waiting to be recalled again Then, when the mood strikes, you jump to the bookcase and frantically flip the pages to find that image once again, to [...]

    5. Tell me, enigmatical man, whom do you love best, your father,your mother, your sister, or your brother I have neither father, nor mother, nor sister, nor brother.Your friends Now you use a word whose meaning I have never known.Your country I do not know in what latitude it lies.Beauty I could indeed love her, Goddess and Immortal.Gold I hate it as you hate God.Then what do you love, extraordinary stranger I love the cloudse clouds that passup there up theree wonderful clouds

    6. Carta a Fernand DesnoyersMeu caro Desnoyers, voc pede me versos para o seu pequeno volume, versos sobre a Natureza, n o sobre os bosques, os grandes castanheiros, a verdura, os insectos o sol, talvez Mas voc sabe bem que eu sou incapaz de me enternecer com os vegetais, e que a minha alma rebelde a essa singular Religi o nova, que ter sempre, parece me, para todo o ser espiritual n o sei o qu de shocking Eu nunca acreditarei que a alma dos Deuses habita nas plantas, e, mesmo que a habitasse, eu p [...]

    7. I never really understood the appeal of Les Fleurs du Mal, but so many people love it that I started to feel bad What was I missing Along comes this book, Paris Spleen, which is full of prose poems made of equal parts humor, cynicism, and insight and often all three within a paragraph I like these poems because reading it, I feel like I have a sense of who Baudelaire might have been as a person Plus, his humor is so odd Soup and CloudsMy adorable little minx was serving me supper through the din [...]

    8. A Hemisphere in a Head of HairLong let me inhale, the odour of your hair,into it plunge the whole of my face, like a thirsty maninto the waters of a spring and wave it in my fingers like a scented handkerchief,to shake memories into the air.If you could know all that I see All that I hear in your hair My soul floats upon perfumes as the souls of other menupon music.Your hair contains an entire dream, full of sails and masts it contains vast seas whose soft monsoons bear me to delightful climates [...]

    9. Baudelaire is a lover of dichotomy rich poor, solitude society, excrement perfume She is very ugly She is nevertheless delectable A Thorough Bred The unstated purpose of each poem is to transform degradation and disunity into an unsettled and ironic harmony, or at least to shine a light on the beauty of decay They are passionate poems they move with force, but with time it becomes apparent that each of them moves in a familiar pattern, and by the end of the collection it is comforting to find ea [...]

    10. Meraviglioso esempio di poesia come metodo per indagare la verit il poeta sfiora e rivela col suo linguaggio tutto ci che parole pi concrete e meno ambigue lascerebbero, inevitabilmente, nell ombra Probabilmente, neppure Baudelaire avrebbe saputo spiegare come si possa far luce su qui misteri senza nominarli ci accontentiamo, per cos dire, dello spettacolo offerto dalla sua prosa, abbandonando ogni pretesa di comprenderne la meccanica, ed evitando cos di soffocarne l incanto Ma queste piccole ri [...]

    11. Charles says it best himself Which ones of us, in his moments of ambition, has not dreamed of the miracle of a poetic prose, musical, without rhythm and without rhyme, supple enough and rugged enough to adapt itself to the lyrical impulses of the soul, the undulations of reverie, the jibes of conscience Probably my favorite of his works.

    12. Me gustaron mucho estos poemas y me llev una sorpresa no sab a que implicaban sentimentalmente al lector Tampoco sab a que eran poemas m s directos que los deLas flores del mala la hora de hablar de problemas como la pobreza o la ambici n, temas muy tratados en la literatura del siglo XIX M s all de las complicaciones habituales que presenta Baudelaire, son poemas m s accesibles en entendimiento que los del libro que mencion anteriormente No se privan, eso s , de las exaltaciones en el nimo de l [...]

    13. The liner notes in the back call them prose poems but they re 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.

    14. Libro fetiche de mi juventud bohemia, tal como Les fleurs du mal, pero esta vez con los poemas en prosa su t tulo alternativo es Peque os poemas en prosa.Esta frase con que termina el poema El mal vidriero fue para m , por aquel entonces, un grito de guerra qu le importa la condenaci n eterna a quien hall en un segundo lo infinito del goce Obviamente, yo mismo, por muy alocado que fuera por aquellos tiempos, me habr a pensado dos veces si incurrir en la condenaci n eterna a cambio de un segundo [...]

    15. No matter where As long as it s out of the world Baudelaire has a depth that draws me, fascinates me and excites me.This is a part of my favourite one Across the ocean of roofs I can see a middle aged woman, her face already lined, who is forever bending over something and who never goes out Out of her face, her dress, and her gestures, our of practically nothing at all, I have made up this woman s story, or rather legend, and sometimes I tell it to myself and weep.If it had been an old man I co [...]

    16. I first became aware of this work about a year and a half ago, when reading something about that great punk poet, Patti Smith as Baudelaire and Rimbaud were two of her biggest influences But instead of picking up a copy of this work at that time, I first familiarized myself with Baudelaire s Les Fleurs du mal, as that is his better known work Time passed and I never got around to Le Spleen de Paris as I had intended But this year, as I continue with my exploration of French writers, I decided it [...]

    17. In many ways, Charles Baudelaire is an adolescent bombast he seems to enjoy opium and satanism just a little too much, and his prose poetry is weighed down by Victorian abstraction not to mention how much must be lost in translation Baudelaire s is not the accommodating French of Le Petit Prince That said, Baudelaire commits to a worthy experiment to write about his daily life in pensive short prose, bombarding his readers with daring observations, anecdotes and fables It reminds me a lot of the [...]

    18. A fantastic collection of poetry by Baudelaire published posthumously I read this in anticipation of a Coursera class I am taking in February called The Modern and Postmodern After having recently diving into modern poetry it was a tad bit easier for me to allow these poems which seem like mini essays of observation, to touch me like traditional poetry This collection seems to inhabit a world both modern and archaic and the observations made are though personal and inwardly reflective quite rel [...]

    19. Ah, Charles if you had been born in our time, you d be a blogger extraordinaire Decadent, passionate, and misogynistic, this poet stole my heart from Edgar Allen Poe and broke it on the cobbled streets of that Eternal City Don t come looking for a sympathetic heartBaudelaire is bitter, despondent, and completely adorable Read this and tell me he s not a man before his time.

    20. Melancol as, retratos, proyecciones, peque os poemas en prosa que vierten sobre el lector la visi n de Baudelaire sobre la vida Un perfecto destello de lucidez sobre los breves fragmentos de la existencia humana que son representados de manera magistral.

    21. The best of Baudelaire something I revisit when I m in the mood to sigh Because it is popular both among modern day francophones and students taking introductory courses, literature connoisseurs sometimes dismiss the swooning praise it garners as evidence of generic, unrefined taste Of course you like Baudelaire s LE SPLEEN DE PARIS I suppose ROMEO AND JULIET is your favorite play, too But Baudelaire and Shakespeare deserve their secure places in the foundations of their respective languages lit [...]

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