The flowers of evil

By Baudelaire, Charles & Waldrop, Keith

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ISBN
978-0-81956-799-4
Publisher
Middletown, Conn. : Wesleyan University Press, 2006.


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Library Journal

Reviewed on July 17, 2006

The rendering of Baudelaire's ground-breaking classic into English has been tackled numerous times in various ways since the 19th century. In this version, rather than utilizing rhymed stanzas, free verse or prose, prolific poet and translator Waldrop attempts to capture Baudelaire's ever-elusive tone in versets, paragraphs of "measured prose" similar to those used in the King James Bible. While readers may miss the compression and restraint that line break...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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