Selected Poems

Selected Poems


Introduction by:
Notes by:
Translator:

Format
Paperback
Price
$16.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140446241
  • 272 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • 18 and up

Overview

The poems of Charles Baudelaire are filled with explicit and unsettling imagery, depicting with intensity every day subjects ignored by French literary conventions of his time. ‘Tableaux parisiens’ portrays the brutal life of Paris’s thieves, drunkards and prostitutes amid the debris of factories and poorhouses. In love poems such as ‘Le Beau Navire’, flights of lyricism entwine with languorous eroticism, while prose poems such as ‘La Chambre Double’ deal with the agonies of artistic creation and mortality. With their startling combination of harsh reality and sublime beauty, formal ingenuity and revolutionary poetic language, these poems, including a generous selection from Les Fleurs du Mal, show Baudelaire as one of the most influential poets of the nineteenth century.

Table of Contents

Selected PoemsIntroduction
Notes on the Text
Suggestions for Further Reading
Les Fleurs du Mal
Au Lecteur
Spleen et Idéal
Tableaux parisiens
Le Vin
Fleurs du Mal
Révolte
La Mort

Les Epaves
Les Epaves
Galanteries
Pièces diverses

Poems Added in 1868
Other Verse Poems
Petits Poëmes en prose
Glossary
Index of Titles and First Lines

promo_SHOP
promo_EditorsDesk
PRH Book Clubs Survey
promo_StaffPicks
promo_FirsttoRead_Small