Flowers of Evil: fleurs du mal in pattern and prose PDF


10 thoughts on “Flowers of Evil: fleurs du mal in pattern and prose

  1. Kelly Kelly says:

    After reading Baudelaire, I suddenly find myself wanting to smoke cigarettes and say very cynical things while donning a trendy haircut Plus, if I didn t read Baudelaire, how could I possibly carry on conversations with pretentious art students In all seriousness, though, I wish my French was better, so that I could read it in its intended language I m sure it loos

  2. Lizzy Lizzy says:

    I read Les Fleurs du Mal many years back, but it is still within me Just a few words about this beautiful, sometimes nightmarish, masterpiece What do you expect to feel when reading Charles Baudelaire Nothing, I expect, falsely innocent, but superior free flowing dream sequences of surrealism I loved to read of prophetic dreams with occasional moments of grace, wher

  3. Matt Matt says:

    Here s a recent essay on Baudelaire from the trusty, always interesting online mag The Millions So as to try to follow that, I ve got to disclose a bit of an embarrassment Baudelaire was, for me, the kind of poet only certain kinds of people liked By this I don t mean Francophiles or the merely pretentious but there was something that set a devotee of C.B apart from

  4. MJ Nicholls MJ Nicholls says:

    Superlative Thrilling Sensual Naughty Macabre Joyous Liberating Essential Poetry for the reluctant poetry reader, i.e me A little distracted here listening to Belle Sebastian s Write About Love which I finally acquired Hence the choppiness Great translation Don t care about reading in the original or what is lost in translation Each translation adds to or improves the

  5. Olivier Delaye Olivier Delaye says:

    Les Fleurs du Mal or The Flowers of Evil or, let s extrapolate here, The Beauty of Evil is a masterpiece of French literature which should have pride of place in any bookcase worth its name, right between Milton s Paradise Lost and Dante s Divine Comedy For indeed the beauty of evil, what with its mephitic yet oh so alluring aroma, is exactly what this book is about a

  6. Alan Alan says:

    Receuillement BluesBlues, be cool, keep quiet, you mutha,Intruder, second story man, you enter with dusk,It descends It s here, an atmosphereSurrounds the town Builds some up, knocks me down.Meanwhile the rabble ruled by bodyPleasures, thankless beasts overburdenedBuild toward a bundle of remorseIn drugged dances Blues, take my hand,Come from them, come here Look behind

  7. Jon Nakapalau Jon Nakapalau says:

    Truly a unique an haunting voice a visionary poet who forces you to question all that you find comforting immersion of the self into the torrent of humanity.

  8. Vit Babenco Vit Babenco says:

    And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die for God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil GenesisEver since the forbidden fruit from the tree of knowledge was eaten any lore became an attribute of evil So to read books in order to wide one s horizons is just to sign a pact

  9. James James says:

    One of my favorite poets of all time.Baudelaire emphasized above all the disassociated character of modern experience the sense that alienation is an inevitable part of our modern world In his prose, this complexity is expressed via harshness and shifts of mood.The constant emphasis on beauty and innocence, even alongside the seamier aspects of humanity, reinforce an exist

  10. Eldonfoil TH*E Whatever Champion Eldonfoil TH*E Whatever Champion says:

    This is a step towards possession Certainly the possession does not last the entire way through, but even in the less interesting or repetitive poems there are some jarring lines, amplified by a soul in Heat.Like any elevated piece of literature, Flowers of Evil consumed me to such an extent that at times I forgot I was reading words on a page, its intensity moving my mind

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