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The Parisian Prowler: Le Spleen de Paris: Petits Poemes en Prose [Paperback]

Charles Baudelaire , Edward K. Kaplan

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28 Feb 1997
From Edouard Manet to T.S. Eliot to Jim Morrison, the reach of Charles Baudelaire's influence is beyond estimation. In this translation, Baudelaire offers a singular view of 1850s Paris. Evoking a melange of reactions this is a collection of 50 fables of modern life.

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"Anyone without French will find this a good introduction to Baudelaire's vision."--"Washington Post"

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Edward K. Kaplan, Kaiserman Professor in the Humanities at Brandeis University, teaches French and comparative literature and religious studies. He is the author of "Baudelaire's Prose Poems: The Esthetic, the Ethical, and the Religious in The Parisian Prowler" (Georgia). His translation of Baudelaire's "Parisian Prowler" (Georgia) is a winner of the Lewis Galantiere Prize of the American Translators Association and a "Choice" Outstanding Academic Book.

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5.0 out of 5 stars good stuff 19 Dec 2004
By Bora Alioglu - Published on Amazon.com
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i have several translations of le spleen de paris( in turkish) and want to say that these i have is not good in print, not well organized.but this book, with lots of painting of which painters baudelaire himself mentioned in his essays concerning modern painting and two are painted by baudelaire. a masterpiece is born from a masterpiece.
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3.0 out of 5 stars I thought the title was deceptive, partly my fault. 8 Nov 2011
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I bought this book because the title included the words "Le Spleen de Paris. Petits Poèmes en prose" leading me to believe the French originals were therefore included, but they are not.

The 21 black and white drawings, prints, etc. were nice but did not make up for the lack of the French originals.

PS It only has 138 pages not 154 as described.
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