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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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A Series Of Unfortunate Events - Setting - Allusions
... 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 collection, including a python, allusions to ... 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 ... Poe has two sons, 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 tuberculosis, a disease involving ...
Charles Baudelaire - Works - Discography
... 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 Baudelaire in 1967 (22 ... to French as "Les Fleurs Du Mal", is a compilation of songs from Baudelaire's book of the same name ...
Spells And Philtres - Contents
... 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 Baudelaire) "The ...

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    It is at the same time by poetry and through poetry, by and through music, that the soul glimpses the splendors found behind the tomb; and when an exquisite poem brings tears to one’s eyes, these tears are not the sign of excessive pleasure, they are rather witness to an irritated melancholy, to a condition of nerves, to a nature exiled to imperfection and which would like to seize immediately, on this very earth, a revealed paradise.
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    Even in the centuries which appear to us to be the most monstrous and foolish, the immortal appetite for beauty has always found satisfaction.
    —Charles Baudelaire (1821–1867)