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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 The man who, from the beginning of his life, has been bathed at length in the soft atmosphere of a woman, in the smell of her hands, of her bo... Quote Right
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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 On the day when a young writer corrects his first proof-sheet he is as proud as a schoolboy who has just got his first dose of pox. Quote Right
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Quote Left Everything considered, work is less boring than amusing oneself. 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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