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Twenty Prose Poems


From the introduction by Michael Hamburger: "Baudelaire's prose poems were written at long intervals during the last twelve or thirteen years of his life. The prose poem was a medium much suited to his habits and character. Being pre-eminently a moralist, he needed a medium that enabled him to illustrate a moral insight as briefly and vividly as possible. Being an artist and sensualist, he needed a medium that was epigrammatic or aphoristic, but allowed him scope for fantasy and for that element of suggestiveness which ...

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    • Title: Twenty Prose Poems by Charles Baudelaire
    • Publisher: City Lights Publishers
    • Print ISBN: 9780872862166, 087286216X
    • eText ISBN: 9780872868205
    • Edition: 2001 Revised edition
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