Who is Charles Baudelaire?

Charles Baudelaire

Charles Pierre Baudelaire (; April 9, 1821 – August 31, 1867) was a French poet who produced notable work as an essayist, art critic, and pioneering translator of Edgar Allan Poe. His most famous work, Les Fleurs du mal (The Flowers of Evil), expresses the changing nature of beauty in modern, industrializing Paris during the 19th century. Baudelaire's highly original style of prose-poetry influenced a whole generation of poets including Paul Verlaine, Arthur Rimbaud and Stéphane Mallarmé among many others. He is credited with coining the term "modernity" (modernité) to designate the fleeting, ephemeral experience of life in an urban metropolis, and the responsibility art has to capture that experience.

Read more about Charles Baudelaire.

Some articles on Charles Baudelaire:

Spells And Philtres - Contents
... Rimas XXXIII" (from Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer) "Ecclesiastes" (from Charles-Marie-René Leconte de Lisle) "Anterior Life" (from Charles Baudelaire) "Song of Autumn" (from Charles Baudelaire) "Lethe" (from Charles ...
Charles Baudelaire - Works - Discography
... French composer Claude Debussy set five poems from Baudelaire into music in 1890 Le Balcon, Harmonie du soir, Le Jet d'eau, Recueillement and La mort des amants ... French singer-songwriter Léo Ferré devoted himself to set Baudelaire's poetry into music in three albums Les Fleurs du mal in 1957 (12 poems), Léo Ferré chante ... French as "Les Fleurs Du Mal", is a compilation of songs from Baudelaire's book of the same name ...
A Series Of Unfortunate Events - Setting - Allusions
... such as references to Monty Python apparent in the series (the Baudelaire children's uncle Monty has a large snake collection, including a python, allusions to the Self ... For example, the Baudelaire orphans are named after Charles Baudelaire, and Sunny and Klaus take their first names from Claus and Sunny von Bülow, while Mr ... a reference to Edgar Albert Guest.) Strangely, Charles Baudelaire met Edgar Allan Poe, and many of Poe's loved ones had died from tuberculosis, a disease involving coughing up blood, and Mr ...

Famous quotes containing the words charles baudelaire, baudelaire and/or charles:

    As a small child, I felt in my heart two contradictory feelings, the horror of life and the ecstasy of life.
    Charles Baudelaire (1821–1867)

    Being a useful man has always seemed to me to be something truly hideous.
    —Charles Baudelaire (1821–1867)

    Mead had studied for the ministry, but had lost his faith and took great delight in blasphemy. Capt. Charles H. Frady, pioneer missionary, held a meeting here and brought Mead back into the fold. He then became so devout that, one Sunday, when he happened upon a swimming party, he shot at the people in the river, and threatened to kill anyone he again caught desecrating the Sabbath.
    —For the State of Nebraska, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)