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Charles Baudelaire

French poet, essayist and art critic (1821-1867)

1821   -   1867

genre: elegy
country of citizenship: France
native language: French
language of expression: French
educated at: Lycée Louis-le-Grand
occupation: poet, art critic, essayist, translator, writer, author, literary critic
award received: Concours général
influenced by: Edgar Allan Poe, Emmanuel Swedenborg, Joseph de Maistre, Thomas De Quincey, Gustave Flaubert, Victor Hugo, Ovid, Théophile Gautier

Charles Pierre Baudelaire (UK: , US: ; French: [ʃaʁl bodlɛʁ] (listen); 9 April 1821 – 31 August 1867) was a French poet who also produced notable work as an essayist, art critic, and one of the first translators of Edgar Allan Poe. His poems exhibit mastery in the handling of rhyme and rhythm, contain an exoticism inherited from Romantics, but are based on observations of real life.His most famous work, a book of lyric poetry titled Les Fleurs du mal (The Flowers of Evil), expresses the changing nature of beauty in the rapidly industrializing Paris during the mid-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 of artistic expression to capture that experience.
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Works

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Les Fleurs du mal

volume of French poetry by Charles Baudelaire

author: Charles Baudelaire
illustrator: Carlos Schwabe

1857

Le Spleen de Paris

collection of prose poems by Charles Baudelaire

author: Charles Baudelaire

1869

Les Paradis artificiels

1860 book about the state of being under the influence of hashish and opium

author: Charles Baudelaire

1860

Le Peintre de la vie moderne

essay collection by Charles Baudelaire

author: Charles Baudelaire

1863

Œuvres complètes

author: Charles Baudelaire

Le Serpent qui danse

poem written by Charles Baudelaire

author: Charles Baudelaire

Curiosités esthétiques

uitgave van Charles Baudelaire

author: Charles Baudelaire

Les Litanies de Satan

poem by Charles Baudelaire

author: Charles Baudelaire

The Beautiful Dorothée

prose poem by Charles Baudelaire

author: Charles Baudelaire

Assommons les Pauvres !

poem written by Charles Baudelaire

author: Charles Baudelaire

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