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Flowers of Evil: A Selection By Charles Baudelaire Jackson Mathews Marthiel Mathews,

  • Title: Flowers of Evil: A Selection
  • Author: Charles Baudelaire Jackson Mathews Marthiel Mathews
  • ISBN: 9780811200066
  • Page: 137
  • Format: Paperback
  • The greatest French poet of the 19th century, Baudelaire was also the first truly modem poet, and his direct and indirect influence on the literature of our time has been immeasurable.Flowers of Evil A Selection contains 53 poems which the editors feel best represent the total work and which in their opinion, have been most successfully rendered into English The FrenchThe greatest French poet of the 19th century, Baudelaire was also the first truly modem poet, and his direct and indirect influence on the literature of our time has been immeasurable.Flowers of Evil A Selection contains 53 poems which the editors feel best represent the total work and which in their opinion, have been most successfully rendered into English The French texts as established by Yves G rard Le Dantec for the Pl iade edition are printed en face Included are Baudelaire s Three Drafts of a Preface and brief notes on the nineteen translators whose work is represented.
    Flowers of Evil A Selection The greatest French poet of the th century Baudelaire was also the first truly modem poet and his direct and indirect influence on the literature of our time has been immeasurable Flowers of Evil

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    1. The actual quality of the poetry is really good, but the translations are often questionable Sometimes the rhyme scheme gets changed, phrases are put in different orders, even punctuation varies from the original It s nice to have the French there to look at, though my pronunciation is probably lacking, but overall I think I only like literal translations that don t try to keep the meter and rhyme becuz that s a lot truer to the diction and imagery.

    2. Folly and error, avarice and vice,Employ our souls and waste our bodies force.As mangy beggars incubate their lice,We nourish our innocuous remorse.Our sins are stubborn, craven our repentance.For our weak vows we ask excessive prices.Trusting our tears will wash away the sentence,We sneak off where the muddy road entices.Cradled in evil, that Thrice Great Magician,The Devil, rocks our souls, that can t resist And the rich metal of our own volitionIs vaporized by that sage alchemist.The Devil pu [...]

    3. A beautiful translation of the immensely charming but difficult French Les Fleurs du Mal Baudelaire s dark, sensuous themes are unparalleled, perhaps in any language till date Once outraged the world by its explicitness, now a landmark book, frank and bold in style and mourning, deeply sad in tone.

    4. Baudelaire s poems are like what a 15 year old would write, if you gave a 15 year old a bottle of absinthe and a book of Greek myths.

    5. while i agree with the other reviews and know that some of these translations aren t at all true to the originals, i still feel this is something i will continue to re read well into the future if the translations are just shadows, i imagine the originals are sublime now to learn french and find out.

    6. Not the best translation and they left out several of the controversial poems I love dover thrift and for a couple of bucks they Rock This however is not a book to but from them Do yourself a favor and spend a few extra dollars and get a complete copy that is a good translation.

    7. There were very few poems that appealed to me in this selection Perhaps the translations are not very good.

    8. Ok, I lied I ve told people the first poet I fell in love with was June Jordan In reality, it was Charles Baudelaire I do not remember where I found his poetry I was in high school, though I read Get Drunk and really loved it for some reason I have reread it since then, and while I like it, I remember going batshit over it I looked into his poetry after that but I wasn t super interested and I let it go He s always been in the back of my mind and when I saw this for fifty cents at the local used [...]

    9. My heart literally hurts, the imagery that Baudelaire stirs up with his wonderful words are truly masterful of literature.

    10. Baudelaire comes right to the point in his draft of the preface to Les Fleurs du Mal Pretty poems about pretty things are easy Pretty poems about the unpretty evils of life Now that s a challenge And so from the opening sally To the Reader he proposes to dance us all down the road to hell, celebrating every vice in verse, in order to escape the burden of ennui It s a pose he adopts with a wink, announcing I have included a certain amount of filth to please the gentlemen of the press They have pr [...]

    11. I m a great fan of Baudelaire and his work, and I guess I was doubling up a little when I purchased this book to read, having quite a few works already of his including the squibbed Intimate Journals which reveals some of Baudelaire s finer observations However, I have not read in its entirety Flowers of Evil , I found the selected prose and verse to be fruitful idleness which is as dedicated a review I can offer it, and I use that phrase of course because it is one of Baudelaire s phrases and [...]

    12. Some memorable quotes from the introduction We are all hanged or should be I have included a certain amount of filth to please the gentlemen of the press They have proved ungrateful This book, which is quintessentially useless and absolutely innocent, was written with no other aim than to divert myself and to practice my passionate taste for the difficult ddenly an indolence weighing twenty atmospheres fell upon me, and I stopped, faced by the appalling uselessness of explaining anything to anyo [...]

    13. I ve been feverish lately I got a real bad cold and spent the past week shivering and sweating The aches were pretty bad too Anyway, I did this thing where I would try and read a poem, but could only get through one before falling into some fever dreams They went together beautifully I would read the poem, dream the poem, then wake up and read a new one I felt like I had stumbled upon the exact right thing at the exact right time, and though I was not in the optimum state for going to work or go [...]

    14. Baudelaire s Flowers of Evil is a very interesting collection of poems I really loved the prose and style of the poetry The imagery that he stirs up with his words are truly masterful of literature The majority of the poems in this collection depict France during a time of great decadence and growing eroticism The poems are unhindered and fluidly express the modernity of the time.I very much enjoyed Charles Baudelaire s Les Fleurs du Mal, or Flowers of Evil It is a fantastic piece of poetic lite [...]

    15. I can certainly see why the Victorian world was shocked by this book I love his writing But in all honesty I do not understand all the poems nor can I wrap my imagination around some of them Also I need to be in good spirits or the poems would bring me down to the depths of darkness of soul and heaviness of spirit.A good read

    16. I am biased because this translation of the work of Charles Baudelaire was done by a professor of mine Great translation though, really captures the true essence of the original French The etchings, also the work of Wesleyan University professor, are the perfect accompaniment to these poems.

    17. I don t know if its the poetry I can t get into or simply a translation that leaves you with a feeling that something fundamental is lost I get the idea of what Baudelaire is about, but need to be able to read French to really get it.

    18. These poems very often accomplish what they appear to be attempting, or at least what I imagine them to be attempting from what I can gather from the author s preface to reveal beauty in things that generally bring us sadness or fear Great concept.

    19. I felt that there was something wrong with the translations Also, having multiple translators made the text feel as if it wasn t one unified voice Though, by and large, I did enjoy the poems singularly.

    20. Ah poetry The beauty of a rotting corpse, the wisps of smoke from a fire, prayers to satanwhat It s poetry.

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