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Charles Baudelaire Biography...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.


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Quote Left Often, while contemplating works of art, not in their easily perceptible materiality, in the too-clear hieroglyphs of their contours or the ob... Quote Right
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Quote Left I have cultivated my hysteria with delight and terror. Now I suffer continually from vertigo, and today, 23rd of January, 1862, I have received a singular warning, I have felt the wind of the wing of madness pass over me. 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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Quote Left 'Modernity' signifies the transitory, the fugitive, the contingent, the half of art of which the other half is the eternal and the immutable. Quote Right
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Quote Left There is no more steely barb than that of the Infinite. Quote Right
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