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Comprehensive information about Charles Baudelaire including biographical information, facts, literary works, and more. Charles Pierre Baudelaire is one of the most influential French poets of the nineteenth century. French poet essayist art critic and translator, b. Paris, 9 April 1821, the son of a distinguished friend of Cabanis and Condorcet. He first became famous by the publication of Fleurs du Mal, 1857, in which appeared Les Litanies de Satan. The work was prosecuted and suppressed. Baudelaire translated some of the writings of E. A. Poe, a poet whom he resembled much in life and character. The divine beauty of his face has been celebrated by the French poet, Théodore de Banville, and his genius in some magnificent stanzas by the English poet, Algernon Swinburne. Died Paris 31 Aug. 1867. This educational Charles Baudelaire resource has information about the author's life, works, quotations, articles and essays, and more.


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Quote Left Modernity is the transient, the fleeting, the contingent; it is one half of art, the other being the eternal and the immovable. Quote Right
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Quote Left The past is interesting not only for the beauty which the artists for whom it was the present were able to extract from it, but also as past, ... Quote Right
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Quote Left In literature as in ethics, there is danger, as well as glory, in being subtle. Aristocracy isolates us. Quote Right
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Quote Left A frenzied passion for art is a canker that devours everything else. Quote Right
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Quote Left Who would dare assign to art the sterile function of imitating nature? Quote Right
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