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Charles Baudelaire

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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 What is art? Prostitution. Quote Right
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Quote Left It is necessary to work, if not from inclination, at least from despair. Everything considered, work is less boring than amusing oneself. 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 The life of our city is rich in poetic and marvelous subjects. We are enveloped and steeped as though in an atmosphere of the marvelous; but we do not notice it. Quote Right
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Quote Left How little remains of the man I once was, save the memory of him! But remembering is only a new form of suffering. Quote Right
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