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  Poets.org - Poetry, Poems, Bios & More - Charles Baudelaire
The son of Joseph-Francois Baudelaire and Caroline Archimbaut Dufays, Charles Baudelaire was born in Paris in 1821.
Baudelaire was very close with his mother (much of what is known of his later life comes from the letters he wrote her), but was deeply distressed when she married Major Jacques Aupick.
Baudelaire enhanced this reputation by flaunting his eccentricities; for instance, he once asked a friend in the middle of a conversation "Wouldn't it be agreeable to take a bath with me?" Because of the abundance of stories about the poet, it is difficult to sort fact from fiction.
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  Charles Baudelaire - Picture - MSN Encarta
Nineteenth-century French poet Charles Baudelaire wrote musical verse as one of the most prominent of the French symbolists.
Baudelaire provoked the wrath of the French government for offending public morals with his only major book of poetry, the 1857 work Fleurs du mal (Flowers of Evil).
Baudelaire’s notoriously decadent life led to his premature death at the age of 46.
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  Charles Baudelaire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Charles Pierre Baudelaire (French IPA pronunciation: [bod'lɛʀ]) (April 9, 1821 – August 31, 1867) was one of the most influential French poets of the nineteenth century.
Baudelaire was educated in Lyon and at the Collège Louis-le-Grand in Paris.
Baudelaire was a slow and fastidious worker, and it was not until 1857 that he produced his first and most famous volume of poems, Les Fleurs du mal ("The Flowers of Evil").
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Charles_Baudelaire   (1339 words)

  
 charles baudelaire - Article and Reference from OnPedia.com
Baudelaire was a slow and fastidious worker, and it was not until 1857 that he produced his first and most famous volume of poems, Les fleurs du mal.
Baudelaire is one of the most famous decadent poets, but before the 20th century, when his work underwent considerable re-evaluation, he was generally considered by many to be merely a drug addict and a very vulgar author.
Baudelaire's confrontation of depression with the consumption of drugs such as opium, hashish and alcohol was a major influence on his work.
www.onpedia.com /encyclopedia/Charles-Baudelaire   (908 words)

  
 Charles Baudelaire - Biography
Charles Baudelaire was a 19th century French poet, translator, and literary and art critic whose reputation rests primarily on Les Fleurs du mal; (1857;The Flowers of Evil) which was perhaps the most important and influential
Baudelaire began his education at the Collège Royal in Lyons when Aupick was posted there, transfering to the prestigious Lacèe Louis-le-grand when the family returned to Paris in 1836.
Baudelaire's continuing extravagance exhausted half his fortune in two years, and he also fell prey to cheats and moneylenders, thus laying the foundation for an accumulation of debt that would cripple him for the rest of his life.
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 Poe and Baudelaire: A Vast Ocean Apart
Baudelaire was considered to be an erratic, distant character who led a miserable life and who wrote morbid poems concerned with death and decay.
Charles Baudelaire was noticed for his dedication to this grand undertaking and his determination for completing as many translations as possible, at one point finishing thirty-seven works in two years (Baudelaire 32).
Baudelaire believed that poetry was the highest form of expression and that in all his works he was striving for this simple, yet quite complex, form of perfection.
www.usna.edu /EnglishDept/poeperplex/baudp.htm   (1816 words)

  
 Charles Baudelaire
Charles was born the son of François Baudelaire, an ex-priest who was 60 and a widower when he married Caroline Dufaÿs, a penniless orphan of 26.
Charles was packed off to boarding school, expelled, enrolled at the École de Droit, became addicted to opium, contracted syphilis, and fell into debt.
Baudelaire posed, as far as finances permitted, as an aesthete and the dandy, opposed to conventional morality and the hypocrisies of the bourgeoisie.
www.poetry-portal.com /poets39.html   (835 words)

  
 Baudelaire, Charles Criticism and Essays
Baudelaire's view of contemporary life also informs his pioneering achievement in the prose poem genre, Petits poèmes en prose: Le spleen de Paris, a collection of short fictional sketches possessing characteristics often associated with poetry: concision, emphasis of images over plot, and heightened attention to word choice, phrasing, and cadence.
Baudelaire's only other fictional composition, the novella La Fanfarlo, revolves around the artistic aspirations and amorous entanglements of a young Parisian writer and is prized for its autobiographical content and elucidation of Baudelaire's aesthetic theories.
Critics agree that in La Fanfarlo Baudelaire expresses contempt for the character of Cramer, a man with an overactive imagination and an inclination toward extreme romanticism, and La Fanfarlo is generally considered a reproof to the moralizing stories by Romantic writers in France, who had done little to legitimize the short story as a genre.
www.enotes.com /short-story-criticism/baudelaire-charles   (1014 words)

  
 Poe and Baudelaire: A Vast Ocean Apart
Baudelaire was considered to be an erratic, distant character who led a miserable life and who wrote morbid poems concerned with death and decay.
Charles Baudelaire was noticed for his dedication to this grand undertaking and his determination for completing as many translations as possible, at one point finishing thirty-seven works in two years (Baudelaire 32).
Baudelaire believed that poetry was the highest form of expression and that in all his works he was striving for this simple, yet quite complex, form of perfection.
www.nadn.navy.mil /EnglishDept/poeperplex/baudp.htm   (1816 words)

  
 Charles-Pierre Baudelaire
Baudelaire combined the beautiful language and grandeur of the best Romantic artists with the unflinching eye of the Naturalists; his efforts to express "the heroism of modern life" were a major influence on artists as diverse as Rilke, Joyce and T.S. Eliot.
Baudelaire's poems describe a cycle which leads from intoxication through conflict and revulsion and, finally, an ultimate ambivalent tranquility born of memory and of the transmutation of suffering into art.
Baudelaire is also one of the first major artists of transgression; his poetry deals frankly with rape, sexual deviance, and Satanism (although Baudelaire considered himself a Roman Catholic, he was far more fascinated by the devil and by original sin than by Christian ideals or standards of conduct).
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 Charles Baudelaire - Paris 19th Century - Spirit of Bohemia - The Spirit of Bohemia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Baudelaire had been highly stimulated by the fighting; it had provided him with the kind of excitement which set his adrenaline coursing and enabled him to explode out of his habitual condition of lethargy.
Baudelaire was the revolutionary clown and courts that danger was not for the republic, but for the excitement, and the exhilarating idea of being victorious over his stepfather who was commandant of the Polytechnic School at the time.
Baudelaire occupies a pivotal position in the development of modern French writing, not just as the poet of Les Fleurs du mal, but as the proponent, in his critical writings, of a modern, and specifically urban, aesthetic based on what he called the 'innombrables rapports' and encounters of city life.
www.bohemiabooks.com.au /eblinks/spirboho/paris1830/baudelaire/index.html   (1254 words)

  
 Les fleurs du mal, Charles Baudelaire Criticism and Essays
Although Baudelaire is viewed as one of the world's greatest lyric poets, his importance in literary history rests almost entirely on one book, a volume of poems entitled Les fleurs du mal (The Flowers of Evil).
Baudelaire described dandyism as "a cult of the self" and a "new kind of aristocracy" which valued elegance and, above all, distinction.
Baudelaire and his publisher were prosecuted and convicted of offenses against religion and public morality.
www.enotes.com /nineteenth-century-criticism/les-fleurs-du-mal-charles-baudelaire   (884 words)

  
 Charles Baudelaire - Paris 19th Century - Spirit of Bohemia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
He is the poet of decadence; his imagination wanders among all the perverse splendours, all the exotic radiance extant on the face of the earth, and he finds Beauty most glowing and harmonious at the moment of its fading away into the dim beyond.
Baudelaire was in no sense a hardened follower of horror, malevolence, or crime.
Baudelaire foresees the future with dismay and denounces it in the magnificent outburst which opens with words: 'The world is about to end....
www.bohemiabooks.com.au /eblinks/spirboho/paris1830/baudelaire/baudelaire-P2.htm   (503 words)

  
 ArtandCulture Artist: Charles Baudelaire   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Charles Baudelaire’s grave lies in Montparnasse Cemetery, smack in the middle of Paris’ sixth arrondissement.
Baudelaire’s body is filed between that of his mother, whom he dearly loved, and that of his stepfather, whom he detested.
Baudelaire was the first in a long line of Symbolist poets, from Mallarmé to Apollinaire to Eliot.
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 Charles Baudelaire
Baudelaire's line, "-Yet you will come to this offence," is not far off from "to this favor she must come." The device of couching "Carrion" in the form of a love poem to a beautiful lady only reinforces the theme Baudelaire is exploring.
Baudelaire's recurring theme of the vampire appears briefly in the line, "and how much more I relish burial in his hot belly than in my cold vaults." The darker aspect of the poem is so deftly woven into the fabric of the verse that it does not become apparent until one reads it several times.
One reason I find Baudelaire so enjoyable is that he seems to be almost an "anti-poet." So much of poetry is concerned with idolizing and describing beauty, of taking joy in the myriad configurations of life, and compared to such poetry, Baudelaire is a breath of foul air.
www.cyberpat.com /essays/baudelaire.html   (1324 words)

  
 Charles Baudelaire
Charles Baudelaire has a stellium from late Pisces to mid-Aries, where all planets involved are either in the eighth house or in conjunction with a Pluto in Pisces squared by its dispositor Neptune.
Baudelaire’s Ascendant-ruler Mercury conjoins the fixed star Scheat, which is traditionally associated with literary ability but is also called the star of “malevolence of sublime scope,” as is born out by the latter part of his life.
Baudelaire's chart is incredible with a large stellium from 27 Pisces to 19 Aries in the 7th and 8th houses.
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 Charles Baudelaire - The Biography of
Charles Baudelaire was a 19th century French poet, translator, and literary and art critic whose reputation rests primarily on Les Fleurs du mal; (1857;The Flowers of Evil) which was perhaps the most important and influential poetry collection published
Baudelaire was an only child of François Baudelaire and his younger second wife whom he had married in 1819, Caroline Defayis.
Baudelaire's continuing extravagance exhausted half his fortune in two years, and he also fell prey to cheats and moneylenders, thus laying the foundation for an accumulation of debt that would cripple him for the rest of his life.
www.angelfire.com /ky3/swim/bau-bio.htm   (744 words)

  
 Charles Baudelaire
Baudelaire was the first to equate modern, artificial, and decadent.
Charles Baudelaire was born in Paris, where he lived most of his life.
Baudelaire had a deep influence on a generation of poets in the late 19th century, coming into vogue at a time when "art for art's sake" was a dogma.
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 EDSITEment - Lesson Plan
Charles Baudelaire: The Poet of Sickness and Evil
Charles Baudelaire was a Symbolist poet who was fascinated by the darker side of nature during the Romantic era.
Baudelaire was named "poète maudit" (cursed poet) and imprisoned at one point for immorality.
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 Charles Baudelaire Site..by Erin
Charles Baudelaire was born in Paris on April 9, 1821.
Baudelaire twice stated, "Pictures, my only, my greatest and my earliest passion (Shanks 7)." When Charles was six, his father died and Charles became very attached to his mother.
Baudelaire resented the strict ways in which he was forced to live and was, in turn, difficult and rebellious.
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 Amazon.ca: Les fleurs du mal: Books: Charles Baudelaire,André Natali   (Site not responding. Last check: )
As both poet and critic, Baudelaire stands in relation to French and European poetry as Gustave Flaubert and Edouard Manet do to fiction and painting; as a crucial link between Romanticism and modernism and as a supreme example, in both his life and work, of what it means to be a modern artist.
Baudelaire always insisted that the collection was not a "simple album" but had "a beginning and an end," each poem revealing its full meaning only when read in relation to the others within the "singular framework" in which it is placed.
Baudelaire is a pivotal figure in European literature and thought, and his influence on modern poetry has been immense.
www.amazon.ca /Les-fleurs-mal-Charles-Baudelaire/dp/2010190815   (1234 words)

  
 HERMENAUT: Charles-Pierre Baudelaire: 1821-1867
For Baudelaire, it is the artist-philosopher's curse and duty to remain on the precipice of the abyss, to suffer from vertigo.
Baudelaire suffered from a kind of hermeneutic vertigo in which binary oppositions such as real/unreal, truth/falsehood, self/loss of self, moral/immoral, and even bourgeois/bohemian were rendered absurd.
Baudelaire was fascinated with Swedenborgianism because it seemed to blend the philosopher's rigorous skepticism toward received notions and modes of perception with the artist's unique ability to find the perfect symbol to express his own unique notions and perceptions.
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 Charles Baudelaire's Fleurs du Mal
Fleursdumal.org is dedicated to the French poet Charles Baudelaire (1821 - 1867), and in particular to Les Fleurs du mal (Flowers of Evil).
If you're new to Baudelaire, or if you're not interested in the nuances of the various editions of the Flowers of Evil, you should browse poems using the 1861 Table of Contents.
Preference is therefore given to the last version overseen by Baudelaire himself, which was the 1861 edition.
www.fleursdumal.org   (649 words)

  
 TheCriticalPoet - Featured Poet - Charles Baudelaire
One of the greatest french poets of the 19th century, Charles Baudelaire (1821-67) was a precursor to french symbolism, and one of the earliest members of the Decadent Movement.
Baudelaire was also a translator and critic of Edgar Allan Poe.
Charles Baudelaire was born and lived his life in Paris.
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 Amazon.ca: Complete Poems: Charles Baudelaire: Books: Charles Baudelaire,Walter Martin   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Charles Baudelaire is one of France's best-known poets whose most famous work is the verse sequence "Les Fleurs du Mal." Walter Martin is a poet and a translator.
Baudelaire's extreme content--his embrace of putrefaction, filth, sadism and ennui as fit stuff for poetry--owes much of its impact to the tight, disciplined verses he chose for his medium.
Martin's translation could be improved by following Baudelaire's order of ideas and literal diction more closely, but he captures the spirit of each poem in a way that makes this volume stand out from most of the previous efforts I've seen.
www.amazon.ca /Complete-Poems-Charles-Baudelaire/dp/1857547365   (487 words)

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