Paris Spleen and on Wine and Hashish

Author(s): Charles Baudelaire


Set in a modern, urban Paris, the prose pieces in this volume constitute a further exploration of the terrain Baudelaire had covered in his verse masterpiece, The Flowers of Evil: the city with all its squalor and inequalities, the pressures of time and mortality, and the liberation provided by the sensual delights of intoxication, art and women. Published posthumously in 1869, Paris Spleen was a landmark publication in the development of the genre of prose poetry - a form which Baudelaire saw as particularly suited for expressing the feelings of uncertainty, flux and freedom of his age - and one of the founding texts of literary modernism. This volume also includes Baudelaire's 1851 essay 'Wine and Hashish'.


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Charles Baudelaire (1821 - 67) is most famous for his groundbreaking collection of verse The Flowers of Evil, but his essays, translations and prose poems have been equally influential.

General Fields

  • : 9781847494931
  • : Alma Books Ltd
  • : Alma Classics
  • : July 2015
  • : .43 Inches X 5.14 Inches X 7.85 Inches
  • : October 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Charles Baudelaire
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 841.8
  • : 160