Flowers of evil (Les fleurs du mal): Les fleurs du mal

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The Franklin Library,
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1977, c1962.
Upon its original publication in 1857 Charles Baudelaire's "Les Fleurs du Mal" or "The Flowers of Evil" was embroiled in controversy. Within a month of its publication the French authorities brought an action against the author and the book's publisher claiming that the work was an insult to public decency. Eventually the French courts would acknowledge the literary merit of Baudelaire's work but ordered that six poems in particular should be banned from subsequent publication. The notoriety caused by this scandal would ultimately work in the author's favor causing the initial publication to sell out, thus prompting the publication of another edition. The second edition was published in 1861, it included an additional thirty-five poems, with the exclusion of the six poems censored by the French government. In this volume we reproduce that 1861 edition along with the six censored poems in an English translation by William Aggeler along with the original French. Rich with symbolism, "The Flowers of Evil" is rightly considered a classic of the modernist literary movement. Its themes of decadence and eroticism seek to exhibit Baudelaire's criticism of the Parisian society of his time. This edition includes an introduction by Frank Pearce Sturm.
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author Baudelaire, Charles, 1821-1867.
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subject_facet Artists' books -- Massachusetts -- South Dennis, Electronic books, European, French poetry, History, Poetry
title_display Flowers of evil (Les fleurs du mal) ; poems
title_full Flowers of evil (Les fleurs du mal) ; poems / Charles Baudelaire ; illus by Eugene Karlin, Flowers of evil = : Les fleurs du mal [electronic resource] Baudelaire, Charles, 1821-1867.
title_short Flowers of evil (Les fleurs du mal)
title_sub Les fleurs du mal
topic_facet Artists' books, Electronic books, European, French poetry, History, Poetry