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Baudelaire: v. 1

the Complete Verse

Charles Baudelaire

Translated by Francis Scarfe

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ISBN: 978 0 856461 52 1
Imprint: Anvil Press Poetry
Published: September 1986
190 x 130 x 31 mm
400 pages
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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  • This authoritative edition of Baudelaire’s Complete Verse contains Les Fleurs du mal (1861), the first great modern work of poetry and one of the few books of poems to become an international bestseller, with Nouvelles Fleurs du mal (1868), Les Épaves (1866) and all of Baudelaire’s other poetry in verse. The French text is given at the head of the page, while Francis Scarfe’s scrupulous and inventive prose translations appear at the foot, making this an ideal edition both for the advanced student and the general reader wishing to tackle the French original with a reliable prose prompt to hand.

    The companion volume, The Poems in Prose, contains Baudelaire’s prose poems (Petits Poèmes en prose, 1869) and the short novel La Fanfarlo (1847), an ‘extravaganza’ written in his early twenties.

    Charles Baudelaire
    Charles Baudelaire (1821–1867) was a poet, translator notably of Edgar Allan Poe’s tales, and literary and art critic. He began to write as a student in Lyons and after some vicissitudes lived in Paris. His turbulent life encompassed financial disaster and prosecution for obscenity and blasphemy. ... read more
    Francis Scarfe
    Francis Scarfe (1911–1986) was a lecturer in French poetry at Glasgow University before and again after World War II. From 1959 to 1978, he was director of the British Institute. In recognition of his contribution to Anglo-French cultural relations he was made a Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres (1962), and ... read more
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