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Twenty Prose Poems

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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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Twenty Prose Poems
2001, City Lights Books, San Francisco, CA

ISBN-13: 9780872862166

French
Revised edition

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Twenty Prose Poems
1968, Cape, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780224613415

Revised English edition

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Twenty Prose Poems
1968, Jonathan Cape Ltd

ISBN-13: 9780224613422

Paperback

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