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Author Baudelaire, Charles, 1821-1867, author.

Title Paris spleen : little poems in prose / Charles Baudelaire ; translated by Keith Waldrop.

Publication Info. Middletown [Connecticut] : Wesleyan University Press, [2009]

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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 99 pages)
Language Translated from the French.
Contents The stranger -- An old woman's despair -- The artist's confiteor -- A joker -- Double bedroom -- To each his chimæra -- The fool and Venus -- Dog and flask -- The bad glazier -- One a.m. -- Wild women and little darling -- The crowd -- Widows -- The old showman -- Cake -- The clock -- A hemisphere in a head of hair -- Invitation to the voyage -- A toy for the poor -- Fairy gifts -- Temptations or eros, plutus and glory -- Evening twilight -- Solitude -- Planning -- Dorothea the beautiful -- The eyes of the poor -- An heroic death -- The false coin -- Generous gambler -- The rope -- Callings -- The thyrsus -- Be drunk -- Already! -- Windows -- The urge to paint -- Moon favors -- Which is the true? -- A thoroughbred -- The mirror -- The port -- Mistresses portrayed -- The gallant marksman -- Soup and clouds -- Shooting-gallery and cemetery -- Lost halo -- Mademoiselle bistoury -- Anywhere out of the World -- Knock down the poor! -- Good dogs.
Summary 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 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.
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Subject Prose poems, French -- Translations into English.
Paris (France) -- Poetry.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Waldrop, Keith, translator.
Added Title Spleen de Paris. English
Other Form: Print version: Baudelaire, Charles, 1821-1867. Spleen de Paris. English. Paris spleen 9780819569097 (DLC) 2008054948
ISBN 9780819569981 (electronic bk.)
0819569984 (electronic bk.)
9780819569097 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0819569097 (cloth ; alk. paper)