The Flowers of Evil – Charles Baudelaire (Black Letter Press)

£40.00

​Hardcover bound in red cialux Textile
Measures 100×160 mm
120 gram red Endpapers
Printed on 115 g wood free, age resistant Munken Premium Cream paper
Sewn book block
Black ribbon marker and Headbands

2 in stock

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First edition, limited to 250 hand-numbered copies

 

Baudelaire’s most famous poetical effort is the result of a slow and immersed work. The poems focus is on death, of disease, of prostitution, of the ordinary street life of Paris, of everything that shed light or spoke to humanity. Scandalous at the time of first publishing, and still challenging nowadays. Some critics call it a “masterpiece of passion, art and poetry”.

Our edition comprises all the original poems, including the censored ones, following the 1868 edition. It summarizes our favourite translations by William Aggeler, Roy Campbell, Cyril Scott and more.