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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 It is the greatest art of the devil to convince us he does not exist. Quote Right
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Quote Left The whole visible universe is but a storehouse of images and signs to which the imagination will give a relative place and value; it is a sort of pasture which the imagination must digest and transform. Quote Right
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Quote Left Everything that is beautiful and noble is the product of reason and calculation. 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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Quote Left A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse, a party, a company by the way, a counselor, a multitude of counselors. Quote Right
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