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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.

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Spells And Philtres - Contents
... 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 ...
A Series Of Unfortunate Events - Setting - Allusions
... 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 Defense Against Fresh Fruit sketch) ... 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 ... Edgar and Albert, a reference to Edgar Albert Guest.) Strangely, Charles Baudelaire met Edgar Allan Poe, and many of Poe's loved ones had died from ...
Charles Baudelaire - Works - Discography
... 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 Baudelaire in 1967 (22 poems, of ... "Les Fleurs Du Mal", is a compilation of songs from Baudelaire's book of the same name ...

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    Who among us has not, in moments of ambition, dreamt of the miracle of a form of poetic prose, musical but without rhythm and rhyme, both supple and staccato enough to adapt itself to the lyrical movements of our souls, the undulating movements of our reveries, and the convulsive movements of our consciences? This obsessive ideal springs above all from frequent contact with enormous cities, from the junction of their innumerable connections.
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