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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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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 ... 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 whom one ... Du Mal", is a compilation of songs from Baudelaire's book of the same name ...
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) "L ...
A Series Of Unfortunate Events - Setting - Allusions
... more likely to make sense to adults, such as references to Monty Python apparent in the series (the Baudelaire children's uncle Monty has a large snake ... For example, the Baudelaire orphans are named after Charles Baudelaire, and Sunny and Klaus take their first names from Claus and Sunny von Bülow ... an allusion to the poem La Beatrice by Charles Baudelaire ...

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    An artist is an artist only because of his exquisite sense of beauty, a sense which shows him intoxicating pleasures, but which at the same time implies and contains an equally exquisite sense of all deformities and all disproportions.
    Charles Baudelaire (1821–1867)

    The man who says his evening prayer is a captain posting his sentinels. He can sleep.
    —Charles Baudelaire (1821–1867)