Charles Baudelaire has been the subject of myth, anecdote and scandal. A rebel, political agitator, dandy and post-romantic debauchee, his was the most original poetic imagination since the Renaissance. This account of his life is lucid, stylish and compelling, presenting a definitive portrait of one of the strangest and most innovative figures in poetic history.
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'...traces with skill and sympathy the events that lead from Baudelaire's birth in 1821 to his premature and drawn-out death from syphilis in 1867.' -- Literary Review
'Claude Pichois's stylish and often witty book, enthusiastically received by the French, will no doubt become the definitive work on Baudelaire' -- The Listener
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Book Description Vintage, 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 009977710X
Book Description Vintage, 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX009977710X