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Charles Baudelaire


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Charles Baudelaire
   was born in   
Paris, France
1821-1867. Was the most influential French poet of the 1800’s?
Charles Baudelaire
   lifespan was   
1821-1867
An influential nineteenth century French poet, critic, and acclaimed translator.
"Get Drunk! Stay Drunk! On Wine, Virtue, Poetry, Whatever!"
   are the closing lines of   
Enivrez-Vous by Charles Baudelaire
Claude Debussy
   composed   
Cinq Poèms De Charles Baudelaire
For voice and piano, 1887-9
Charles Baudelaire
   wrote   
Enivrez-Vous
"One should always be drunk. That's all there is to it"
Charles Baudelaire
   wrote   
Flowers of Evil
Les Fleurs du mal has been acknowledged as a classic of French literature.The author and the publisher were prosecuted under the regime of the Second Empire as an outrage aux bonnes mœurs (trans. "an insult to public decency"). As a consequence of this prosecution, Baudelaire was fined 300 francs. Six poems from the work were suppressed and the ban on their publication was not lifted in France until 1949.
Charles Baudelaire
   wrote   
Paris Spleen
1869, posthumous
Charles Baudelaire
   wrote   
The Balcony
"Mother of memories, mistress of mistresses...."
Charles Baudelaire
   wrote   
The Dance of Death
"...In every clime and under every sun, death laughs at ye, mad mortels, as ye run...."
Charles Baudelaire
   wrote   
Exotic Perfume
"When with closed eyes in autumn's eves of gold, I breathe the burning odors of your breast...."
Charles Baudelaire
   is buried in   
Montparnasse Cemetery, Paris, France
Poet, 1821-1867
Charles Baudelaire
   wrote   
Flowers of Evil
"Les Fleurs du Mal", 1857
Charles Baudelaire
   wrote   
Paris Spleen
51 short prose poems, 1869






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