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Charles Baudelaire: The Complete Verse (2e)
Translated by Francis Scarfe
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This title is available for academic inspection (paperback only).
ISBN: 978 0 856464 26 3
Imprint: Anvil Press Poetry
Published: July 2011
216 x 138 x 43 mm
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Also available in: Paperback
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Viens, mon beau chat, sur mon cœur amoureux;
Lorsque mes doigts caressent à loisir
Je vois ma femme en esprit. Son regard,
Et, des pieds jusques à la tête,
Come now, my handsome cat, stretch on my loving heart, draw your claws in and let me lose myself in the metal and agate of your lovely eyes.
[Pre-1844. Published 1854, Fleurs du mal 1857]
This authoritative collection of Baudelaire’s complete verse highlights Les Fleurs du mal (1857), the defining poetry collection of the 19th century in France. It caused a scandal on its appearance, with six poems banned as offensive to public morals. This great collection is followed by Nouvelles Fleurs du mal (1868), Les Épaves (1866) and all Baudelaire’s juvenile and occasional verse, including Amoenitates Belgicae, his frivolous and scatological take on Belgium. It concludes with his verse translations and with the poems attributed to him.
Francis Scarfe’s prose versions appear at the foot of pages. His lengthy introduction on the man, his circle and his poetry is an ideal entry-point for new readers.
This second edition has been lightly revised and completely reset for a slightly more spacious, larger and easier-to-read format.
We thank the Arts Council England for their support and assistance in this interactive Project.
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